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KUCHING, July 2: United Malays National Organisation (Umno) president Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hopes Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders will assist the party in campaigning during the upcoming six state elections (PRN) in Peninsular Malaysia in August.
Zahid, who is also the Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said he is confident that the six states can learn from GPS’ experience in the Sarawak election which has led to stability in the region.
“I have discussed with GPS Secretary-General Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi to bring GPS leaders to assist in the 6 state election campaigns.
“For (Sarawak) Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, we will select a specific state for him to visit,” he told a press conference after attending Parti Rakyat Sarawak’s (PRS) Merarau Ngiling Tikai programme held in Sri Aman, today.
He said Abang Johari’s leadership which treats all parties in Sarawak well, should be followed as an example in the peninsula.
“Differences of opinion and slandering should not be played around with as it is an issue that can cause anxiety among the people as well as religious issues,” he added.
During the ceremony, Zahid announced a RM300 million allocation to upgrade the Jalan Ulu Skrang gravel road into a tarred road, including an additional RM5.76 million to construct a new concrete bridge in Nanga Entalau. — DayakDaily