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By Wilfred Pilo
KUCHING, Jan 13: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders today urged Sarawakians not to be hoodwinked by the sweet promises of Pakatan Harapan (PH).
Parti Rakyat Sarawak Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan said the pledges in PH’s election manifesto had yet to be delivered.
“PH also tends to make U-turns in their promises and decisions,” he said at the GPS Flag Roadshow in Selangau today.
Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira Sambang, who was also present, told those present that PH could not be trusted.
“Putrajaya cannot be trusted and their promises in their manifesto have failed them. Worse, many state projects were put on hold by the PH government,” he said.
Meanwhile, Snowdan said the ‘S’ in the GPS logo represented a hornbill — a bird that is protected and is indigenous to the state.
“Likewise, we must think the same in that we must protect the new logo and also the new political entity (GPS) like we protect the hornbill,” he told DayakDaily.
Snowdan said the ruling state coalition was like a new ship that would sail Sarawak in the right direction as well as safeguard its rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
“We need every stratum of our society to recognise our new logo, and we cannot rely on any Malayan parties to protect us anymore,” he emphasised.
Snowdan said besides explaining the reasons for the roadshow and to introduce the GPS logo, he also took time to mingle with PRS leaders and grassroots supporters in Selangau.
“It is important to make the people in Selangau and our PRS grassroots leaders understand the new struggles of GPS and what we want to do for Sarawakians, as a whole,” he elaborated.
From feedback gathered, he believed the people of Selangau are fed up with PH.
“I quoted (the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem) Tok Nan’s words to them that it is important to safeguard Sarawak’s interest and that GPS is the new political platform to bring Sarawak, including those in the rural areas, to greater heights of development,” he revealed.
Gira believes that the rural community is confident in the GPS leadership. He pledged to serve his constituents as best as he could.
Like Snowdan, he said the people of Sarawak must support the new political entity, where Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg had consented to take over projects in the state and in Selangau that PH had cancelled.
He stressed that Abang Johari and GPS deserved the support of everyone in the state.
More than 1,500 people joined the GPS Flag Roadshow in Selangau, which was held at SJK Tong Ah Hall. — DayakDaily