BETONG, Jan 16: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has started preparing for the 2021 state election.
“GPS is already in its preparation for the 2021 state election, and GPS is confident it will win it and remain the government of the day,” said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas during the GPS Flag Rally at Panglima Rentap Hall in Betong on Tuesday evening.
He said GPS would be able to bring Sarawak to greater heights of achievements.
“The implementation of the five per cent sales tax on exported petroleum products will definitely generate higher income for Sarawak.
“And the money collected will be used to further develop Sarawak, such as proving interior development in ensuring there is more roads, water and electricity supply,” he told the crowd.
Uggah also stressed that the main struggle of GPS was to reclaim Sarawak’s eroded rights and to look after its rights as enshrined in the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63).
He said GPS would continue with what the late Chief Minister Tan Sri Pehin Sri Adenan Satem had started.
“It was Adenan who first talked about having greater autonomy for Sarawak. So, now under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, he and his team will continue the mission to fight for what needs to be given back to the state.”
The Bukit Saban assemblyman said GPS understood the cry of fellow Sarawakians, and with that, they have a strong spirit to defend its rights.
“Abang Johari has set up DBOS (Development Bank of Sarawak), Petros (Petroleum Sarawak Bhd) and SMA (Sarawak Multimedia Authority). These are all for the development of a better Sarawak.
“Abang Johari is a chief minister for all, and we must place our trust in him and give him our fullest support so that GPS can achieve its mission,” he emphasised.
He stressed that GPS would not be like certain parties who just make empty promises to the people and that GPS would deliver and fulfil its promises to the people.
Also present at the event were former Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang and Betong MP Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat.— DayakDaily