SIBU, Jan 14: The setting up of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) should not be equated as an anti-Peninsular Malaysia effort.
It is actually an effort by Sarawak to determine its own fate, emphasised Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Dr Annuar Rapaee.
“The establishment of GPS does not mean that Sarawak is anti-Peninsular Malaysia, but it is a local effort to determine its direction in its own way,” he said at the GPS Flag Rally in Kampung Nyabor Malay Club (MUC), Sibu, last night.
Dr Annuar, who is also Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research, said Sarawak had enough time under a Malayan coalition and was now matured enough to set its own destiny.
“States such as Kelantan, Penang, Selangor are also fighting for their own rights. Therefore, it is not wrong for us Sarawakians to do the same, too,” he told the crowd.
Dr Annuar urged Sarawakians to continue supporting GPS to ensure their rights were not disputed.
On another note, the Nangka assemblyman said GPS in Sibu would go to the rural areas to inform the people on what GPS is all about.
“We want to ensure that the people fully know, accept and will give their undivided support to the GPS government,” he said.
Meanwhile, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan said many people were disappointed with Pakatan Harapan (PH) for not fulfilling their election pledges.
“This shows that our Land of the Hornbill cannot fall into the hands of Malayan parties,” he asserted, adding that PH tended to make U-turns in its policies. — DayakDaily