By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, Dec 4: Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon said the presence of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in Sarawak will serve as an alternative for voters in the state.
“It’s a positive action by Bersatu and a positive move by Pakatan Harapan (PH),” he said, arguing that Barisan Nasional (BN) had been a “domineering political movement” since independence.
Dr Ting said Sarawakians had witnessed an authoritarian rule since day one, where the government basically does whatever it saw fit.
“As the nation progresses, we, Sarawakians, do not want to be left behind the pack (anymore),” he said in a statement.
Dr Ting reckoned it was crucial for the state government to have a good working relationship with the federal government.
However, despite the change in the political landscape since May 9, the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government was still using the BN model of splashing cash all over the state, he opined.
“Bersatu’s expansion (to Sarawak) may break this scenario.
“Bersatu and its three component parties will give us a chance to create a two-party system in Sarawak,” he said.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched Bersatu Sarawak in Bintulu on Dec 1. Some 2,000 people converged at the Bintulu Civic Centre for the launching ceremony. — DayakDaily