GPS is as solid as ever with PN, says Abdul Karim amid rumours of friction

Abdul Karim (file photo)

KUCHING, Sept 23: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Vice President Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is rubbishing allegations that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs is mulling on leaving Perikatan Nasional (PN).

He said such rumours were aimed at creating political instability.

“All the rumours of GPS MPs jumping over to join Pakatan Harapan president Datuk Seri Anwar are rubbish and aimed to create uncertainty and instability in Malaysian politics.

“GPS is as solid as ever with PN and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin,” said Abdul Karim in a statement today.

GPS, the Sarawak ruling coalition is made up of PBB, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).

PBB, however, is the backbone party of the coalition.

“We are not easily swayed and would not be pulled by our noses, more so by the likes of Anwar.

“Anwar must learn to respect us in Sarawak. No amount of ‘carrot dangling’ will sway GPS parties.

“We agreed to team up with PN to create stability to Malaysian politics and we will not be despicable in creating instability after that,” said Abdul Karim.

It has been reported by an online news portal that some in GPS are considering severing ties with PN.

Quoting several sources from Sarawak, the news portal said friction had risen between GPS and allies in Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and UMNO at the sidelines of Sabah Election, most recently over the Petronas deal as well as the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

These sources, according to the online new portal, claimed that the insistence of Bersatu and PAS to contest had worsen the ties between GPS and PN. — DayakDaily