GPS not involved in Melaka election, says chief whip

Fadillah fields questions from the press while Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman looks on.

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Oct 24: The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition will not get involved in the 15th Melaka State Election, says its Parliamentary chief wip Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof.

“We are not part of them who are going to contest in the Melaka election, so we will only wish them the best for the State polls.


“So far, no (word of GPS intending to assist). We will not be involved,” he told reporters after attending a luncheon with Petra Jaya community leaders at Kampung Kolong 2, Matang today.

When asked on the possibility of any GPS member wishing to get involved in the Melaka election, Fadillah said that would be entirely up to the individual.

“It is up to them because we practise democracy. But from the GPS coalition’s standpoint, we are neutral and we are not involved with any parties from Malaya,” he added.

On the coming 12th Sarawak State Election, Fadillah who is the Petra Jaya MP said the election machinery in the three seats under his parliamentary constituency have always been prepared.

“From the time we won (the seats), everyone have started working. This is what GPS and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) in particular hold onto, which is to serve at all times, not only during election,” he added.

At the same time, Fadillah who is the Senior Works Minister hoped that the tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to be in line with the provisions of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), will be approved as dreamt by Sarawak and Sabah.

“The amendment, if approved, will illustrates the spirit of the formation of Malaysia. If not, the Constitution will only highlight the spirit of Malaya alone,” he said.

Earlier, Fadillah presented educational incentive assistance worth RM3,200 to 16 students from the Satok constituency at Kampung Kudei Baru Iban.

After that, he visited five welfare institutions to present cash and food basket assistance to senior citizens and people with special needs in the Samariang constituency.

He also presented food basket assistance worth RM1,800 to 30 residents as well as welfare assistance in the form of wheelchairs, milk, and adult diapers for the needy in Tupong constituency. — DayakDaily