GPS strategising to capture the hearts of its supporters

Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi - file pic

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Jan 30: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) formed a working committee yesterday to plan the next course of action to reach out to its supporters across the state through roadshows.

The committee is chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, and it comprises all the four component parties’ deputy presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries-general and political secretaries to the Chief Minister.

GPS’ secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi told DayakDaily today that the committee was formed following yesterday’s meeting of GPS’ top leadership.

The committee is now busy plotting how to reach out to its supporters in the remaining 14 zones by September this year.


Nanta explained that the 82 state constituencies have been divided into 15 zones. Zone 1, which covers Tanjong Datu, Pantai Damai, Demak Laut, Semariang, Tupong and Satok, was covered last Saturday.

“One of our main objectives for this roadshow is to explain to our supporters our struggles in GPS. And of course, we also have to explain to them that we have a new logo, which is the hornbill,” he said.

On another matter, Nanta, who is also Kapit MP, pointed out that Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) were automatic members of GPS.

On United People’s Party (UPP), he revealed that the GPS-friendly party had not applied to join the ruling state coalition.

Meanwhile, a UPP spokesman, when contacted, declined to comment on the matter.

Currently, GPS and UPP have 72 seats in the 82-seat Sarawak Legislative Assembly. — DayakDaily