Abdul Karim: No ‘frogging’ in GPS, leaders will support PN for sake of Malaysia’s stability

Abdul Karim speaking during a press conference at the Sarawak Museum old building.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Aug 4: There will be no “frogging” in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and its leaders will stay true to their support for Perikatan Nasional (PN) for the sake of Malaysia’s stability, says Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“When we (GPS) give our support to PN before this, it was purely for the sake of the stability of Malaysia and we will still hold onto that,” the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice president said.

He said he believed that GPS leaders are rationale.

He was responding to a question from the media asking whether GPS will continue to support PN especially after United Malay National Organisation (Umno)’s statement yesterday (Aug 3) on its withdrawal of support for the PN government and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Prime Minister.

Abdul Karim, who is also Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, asserted GPS leaders will neither “be like frogs jumping here and there” nor will they be influenced by political events in Peninsular Malaysia.

“I’m sure PN will study what is good for Malaysia and proceed from there. That is how I foresee how our leaders will be making the decision.

“We (GPS) will not be dragged into all this polemic in Peninsular Malaysia,” he said during a press conference after officiating Sarawak Museum’s 130th anniversary at the old building here today.

On Sarawak side, he said GPS will “wait and see” for the time being as things unfold in Putrajaya, but the Sarawak government will always ensure stability of the nation including the State in terms of politics and economy.

Whether there will be a meeting to discuss GPS-led government’s stance on this matter, Abdul Karim said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will know what to do.

“Today is also his birthday. Let him cherish his birthday first, but definitely he will be contacted by leaders of the component party,” he added. — DayakDaily