Abdul Karim hopes Sabah can have local coalition party like GPS in deciding state matters

Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

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By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Oct 14: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice president Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah hopes Sabah can have a stronger local based coalition like Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) as the ruling state government.

“I am not interfering in Sabah’s politics, but personally I feel – because we have seen it in Sarawak – that a local based party is the way to go,” he said.

Abdul Karim said this during a press conference held at Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK) here today.

On the same note, Abdul Karim pointed out that although it is just his opinion on the matter, some people might not be happy with his statement.

“But ask yourself; if there are important policies when it comes to policy matters, can you make a decision or not, or do you have to refer to Kuala Lumpur? If you are referring to Kuala Lumpur, that means you can’t make a decision yourselves,” he said.

He said Sarawak is lucky to be under GPS and is making its own decisions.

“We don’t have to refer (to Kuala Lumpur) like previously. This is not happening in Sabah.

“So Sabahans, in the coming election, maybe Sarawak and Sabah can also create a bigger bloc in efforts to ensure that development and progress will come to both states in the future,” he added. — DayakDaily