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KUCHING, August 8: The Registrar of Societies (ROS) in Putrajaya is expected to register local pact Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) soon.
GPS’ secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi assured the coalition’s supporters that he was staying in close touch with ROS, especially now that a rumour has been circulating that several lawmakers plan to ditch the ruling state coalition.
Nanta, who is currently attending Parliament, told DayakDaily today that once GPS was registered, its chairman cum chief minister, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, would launch it.
“We are now waiting for the registration of GPS with the ROS,” he said.
Nanta quashed the rumour that several GPS leaders were leaving the local alliance.
“We have heard three party presidents who have made the statements that none of their leaders are leaving their respective parties,” he said. Nanta was referring to recent press statements by Abang Johari, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
Meanwhile, when contacted, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party’s (SUPP) deputy president Dato Sri Richard Riot Jaem also dismissed the rumour.
“No such thing. It is nonsense. We are here in Parliament, and we (GPS MPs) are here almost every day,” said Riot, who is SUPP’s sole parliamentarian.
A recent Facebook post created a stir when it claimed that six MPs from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) were leaving the party. However, all the six MPs have reportedly denied the rumour. — DayakDaily