Abdul Karim: Not a problem for GPS if GE15 is held this year or next

Abdul Karim (third right) receiving a token of appreciation from Sarawak Extreme Sport Association (SESA) president Nik Suhaily while Deputy Minister I of Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu (second right), acting permanent secretary to the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development Nancy Jolhi (left) and others look on. Photo credit Ukas

KUCHING, July 24: It is not a problem for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) if the 15th General Election (GE15) is held this year or next year, says Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

According a news report from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) today, Abdul Karim, who is the Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Art, said even when celebrating Sarawak Day, Sarawakians whether Chinese, Dayak, Melayu, or Melanau, are in consensus.

“We feel very happy. ‘One Sarawak’. That kind of feeling normally will be reflected in the votes too,” he told reporters after officiating at the Extreme Game Challenge program held in Sibu on Saturday (July 23).

Abdul Karim was commenting on Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan’s statement that the next GE15 is expected to be held in October or early November this year.

The current parliamentary term will expire on July 16, 2023. The last general election was held on May 9, 2018. — DayakDaily