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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Aug 27: The GPS Backbenchers Club has called on all Malaysians and other political parties to give the new federal Cabinet the needed room to draft new policies in overcoming challenges and ensure stability of the country.
“We are confident with the refreshed lineup that the Cabinet will be able to deliver and continue to strengthen ties between Sarawak and Putrajaya.
“We fully support the federal government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in their endeavour to tackle Covid-19 pandemic and the economic recovery,” it said in a statement today.
The Club was responding to the unveiling of the Cabinet lineup by Ismail Sabri in a live telecast at 11am today.
The Club further thanked Ismail Sabri for retaining the same number of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) representatives in his administration.
“This shows the confidence of the federal government in the leadership of Sarawakians in helping steer the nation towards recovery,” it added.
The Club opined that the reappointment of GPS Parliamentary chief whip and Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof as Senior Minister of Works would ensure continuity of development projects in Sarawak particularly the Pan Borneo Highway Project.
The portfolio, it said, was crucial to be given to Sarawak as it allows the State’s development needs to be highlighted and addressed.
At the same time, the Club congratulated GPS secretary general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri for their reappointments to the Cabinet.
It also thanked the prime minister for the inclusion of Datuk Hasbi Habibollah, Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib, Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang and Datuk Henry Sum Agong in the administration as deputy ministers. — DayakDaily