By Malcolm Lau
KUCHING, March 8: State-ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) should not have worked together with political parties rejected by the nation to form a backdoor government.
Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the people have made their voices heard after Pakatan Harapan took over Putrajaya from the Barisan Nasional regime following GE14 in May 2018.
“Abang Jo (Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg) and GPS think that working together with DAP would be foolish but they allowed parties such as UMNO and PAS to become a part of the federal government,” the former Finance Minister said at the “Seeking Truth and Justice” fundraising dinner here yesterday.
He added: “GPS did not support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying that he was indecisive and why he was considered indecisive because he had made it clear that he could not accept UMNO.”
Lim said DAP will continue to fight for the rights and values under the Pakatan Harapan module and wish to have a new Malaysia, where there would be not only democracy but integrity and respect for every Malaysians.
“We need to respect and obey the decisions and choices made by the people because they are the ones who decide the government,” he continued.
He added that Pakatan will not surrender and will continue to fight for democracy in Malaysia and ensure that the next government will be the one decided by the people.
Meanwhile, about RM53,000 were raised at the dinner, which the party declared had broken all previous fundraising dinner record. In addition, all the 120 tables set up at the venue were fully occupied.
Sarawak Pakatan Harapan chairman and DAP chief, Chong Chieng Jen, was present among other party leaders. — DayakDaily