KUCHING, Nov 20: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Julaihi Narawi says the registration of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will facilitate the implementation of a development agenda under one entity.
He expressed gratitude to the Home Ministry for the approval and stressed that as announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during the formation of GPS in June this year, GPS would continue to work with the federal government for the betterment of the country.
“At the same time, GPS will stand to protect and defend the rights of the people of Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).”
“All component parties’ leaders and Sarawakians believe that only local political parties understand the needs and aspirations of the people of Sarawak,” said Julaihi in a statement yesterday.
He said the time has come for Sarawakians to join together as one for the future of Sarawak.
“We can no longer allow Sarawak’s voice to be silenced by outsiders,” said Julaihi, who is also Assistant Minister for Coastal Roads.
Meanwhile, PBB youth chief Gerald Rentap Jabu said the youth welcomed the approval of GPS as an authentic Sarawak political entity.
“With this we will move simultaneously and defend the rights and struggles of Sarawakians.
“For our GPS youth, we give our strong support to the Chief Minister of Sarawak to regain Sarawak’s rights enshrined in MA63 and further develop Sarawak in the manner as laid out in the last session of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly.
“Only Sarawakians can determine our future,” said Gerald.
Yesterday, GPS protem secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi told DayakDaily he received the good news that GPS’ registration with the Registrar of Societies was approved when he posed the question to Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during the latter’s winding-up speech at about 4pm yesterday. — DayakDaily