GPS anchor of stability: Detached from Pakatan Harapan, Peninsular coalitions says Premier

Abang Johari (seated centre) addressing a press conference after chairing GPS Supreme Council meeting at PBB headquarters on May 11, 2024.

By Karen Bong and Marlynda Meraw

KUCHING, May 11: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is not a member of Pakatan Harapan (PH) or any political coalitions in Peninsular Malaysia, despite being a component in the unity government.

Asserting this, Premier of Sarawak and GPS chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg emphasised that GPS is a coalition that contributes to the political stability of the federal government.

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“This is so that there is stability in the nation for development, both economically and socially.

“GPS is a component of the unity government and we will continue to contribute to strengthen Malaysia,” he said in a press conference after chairing the GPS Supreme Council meeting held at Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) in Jalan Bako here.

During the meeting, discussions encompassed various topics, including the Federal government’s direction to strengthen the nation’s economy and investments coming into Malaysia.

“I briefed our component parties on Sarawak’s initiatives, notably our recent collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult,” he shared.

This collaboration focuses on providing training and fostering involvement in semiconductor production and compound chip design, aligning with Malaysia’s broader efforts to promote artificial intelligence (AI) development, as highlighted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s announcement of an AI faculty in one of the universities.

“I briefed our members on Sarawak’s vision for the semiconductor industry and active engagement in the energy sector, particularly renewable energy,” he added.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Deputy Premier and Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian, Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) deputy president Datuk Henry Harry Jinep, and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Datuk Joseph Salang gandum were present at the meeting. — DayakDaily

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