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KUCHING, Jun 23: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is set to be launched on July 22 in conjunction with Sarawak Day.
GPS task force chairman Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi told a press conference this afternoon that the task force, which has been assigned to carry out all the nitty-gritty to get GPS registered with the Registrar of Societies (ROS), was finalising the coalition’s constitution and logo.
“For the logo, we are organising a logo designing competition, which is open to all Sarawakians,” he said.
Participation forms and competition details may be obtained from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) headquarters or the official GPS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gpsarawakofficial/ or from major newspapers beginning tomorrow.
Nanta, who is also Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) secretary-general, said the competition would close on July 10 as the task force would need to submit the logo together with the coalition’s constitution to the ROS and also to be on time for GPS’ targeted launch date.
“We have to work within this time frame. Therefore, the constitution is also being worked out to reflect the specific peculiarities of Sarawak because we are forming a GPS with Sarawak flavours, so to speak,” he said.
Nanta pointed out that the theme of the logo would preferably be of Sarawak elements and the colours of the Sarawak flag.
The first place winner will get RM10,000 cash, second place RM5,000 and third place RM3,000. There will be five consolation cash prizes of RM1,000 each.
On a related note, Nanta revealed that during the meeting earlier, it was decided that the GPS pro tem committee would consists of party presidents from all four component parties, including their secretary-generals.
They are PBB president Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who is also the chief minister, and himself, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian and his secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing and his secretary-general Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum, and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and his secretary-general Datuk Anthony Nogeh. — DayakDaily