Hung parliament: SUPP assures Sarawak’s interests, well-being remain utmost concern, priority 

Adam Yii (file photo)

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KUCHING, Nov 23: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) has assured that Sarawak’s interests and well-being remain its utmost concern and priority especially when Malaysia is facing a hung parliament now.

SUPP Central publicity and information secretary Adam Yii urged all Sarawakians to maintain calm and patience in this uncertain and challenging time.

“The results of the recently concluded GE15 (15th General Election) have plunged Malaysia into an unprecedented situation, that is a hung parliament with no coalition having a simple majority.

“It is most unfortunate that the results also show a nation in greater polarisation and severely divided.

“And no government can be formed after three days because none of the coalitions can command a single majority to form the federal government,” he said in a statement today.

Since GE15, Yii, who is also Pujut assemblyman, said SUPP leaders including its president Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian have been receiving messages over the proposed potential composition of a coalition government.

On Sunday (Nov 20), Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman-cum-Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg announced that GPS agreed to form a pact with Perikatan Nasional (PN), Barisan Nasional (BN) and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) to form the next federal government, with PN president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the preferred prime minister candidate.

However, until today, Malaysia’s political scenario remains in turmoil with no clear winner among major forces in Peninsular Malaysia.

“SUPP wishes to thank all the concerned Sarawakians for their messages and will bring their concerns, suggestions and thoughts to GPS top leadership for discussion.

“SUPP as a multiracial party since 1959 has always maintained an openness to diversity and multi-culturalism as the source of our strength.

“We must promote the spirit of acceptance and convergence of new ideas among our people. Sarawak’s future depends on this social foundation,” said Yii. — DayakDaily