Gasak announces five candidates to contest in state polls

At the Gasak party logo launching today (Aug 1, 2020). Seen are the five candidates for the 12th Sarawak state election (from left) Leong, Bobby, Soo, Fong and Buln.

KUCHING, Aug 1: Gabungan Anak Sarawak (Gasak) has announced the names of five candidates to contest in the 12th Sarawak state election.

Gasak is an alliance comprises of five local based political groups namely Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi), Sarawak Workers’ Party (SWP), Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) Baru, Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) and Sarawak Independence Alliance (SIA).

“I will contest in Senadin while Lina Soo (Aspirasi) will contest in Padungan. Fong Pau Tech (SIA) will contest in Pujut and Buln Ribos (Aspirasi) will contest in Serembu,” protem president Bobby William said at a press conference and launching of Gasak logo today.

Although the exact seat has yet to be decided, Bobby also announced Alex Leong Shaow Tung (S4S) will contest in Bandar Kuching area.

Gasak has applied with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia (RoS) to be registered as a new political party and the official logo will be submitted on Aug 3.

In the event if Gasak could not be registered in time for the state election, candidates from PBDSB, S4S and SIA will contest using either Aspirasi or SWP logo, he said.

He added that Gasak will contest in all 82 seats for the upcoming state election and they will field their respective candidates once identified.

“It is important to have as many Gasak members as possible in the state assembly because this alliance is fighting for Sarawak independence through referendum,” Bobby pointed out.

Meanwhile, Soo insisted that the rakyat has the right to choose who they want and Sarawakians are now politically matured and capable of making an informed decision to determine the sovereignty and destiny of the state.

“Sarawak referendum is the core policy goal and political agenda in the 12th state election, which includes the option of Sarawak independence and restoration of sovereignty.

“With representation in the Sarawak State Assembly, we can pursue the Sarawak referendum to direct the state government to make the referendum constitutional,” she said. -DayakDaily