Dr Sim: GPS must win big in parliamentary elections to continue restoration of Sarawak’s rights

Screenshot shows Dr Sim and his wife Datin Sri Enn Ong (top left corner) and others during the SUPP Miri-Sibuti Parliamentary Liaison Committee Virtual CNY Open House which was broadcast live on Facebook today (Feb 2, 2022).

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Feb 2: Sarawak’s seats in Parliament must be represented by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs in the coming general election to ensure continuity in the fight to restore State’s rights.

Deputy Chief Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian who is also the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president said GPS State leaders have a lot of work to do following the recent constitutional amendment relating to Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

“We have so many (Sarawak’s) rights to be restored and as a result, for the coming parliamentary election, we must have a strong (representation of) GPS MP — we must win big.

“We don’t care about Malaya no matter how divisive and polarised they are…it has nothing to do with Sarawak,” he said during the SUPP Miri-Sibuti Parliamentary Liaison Committee Virtual Chinese New Year (CNY) Open House which was broadcast live on Facebook today.

Dr Sim who is also the Public Health, Local Government and Housing Minister further said that it is important to have a strong Sarawak front in Parliament, for which he implied GPS MPs could represent that faction.

He cited the political scenario immediately after the 2018 General Election, pointing out that politicians had to turn and negotiate with Sarawak MPs who were playing the kingmaker role in determining the new federal government at the time.

“Sarawak must be very strong — GPS leaders must win as many parliamentary seats as possible so that they (West Malaysian leaders) will come to look for us instead of us begging them (for our State rights),” he added.

Amongst those who participated in the programme were Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin; Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Assistant Minister Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew and Miri City Council (MCC) mayor Adam Yii Siew Sang. — DayakDaily