By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Nov 16: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing has told the state ruling Gabunngan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to know their enemies and be wary of “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.
He said that in any conflict, knowing the real enemy would make the fight easier.
“Know your enemies and avoid ‘musuh dalam selimut’ (backstabbers). The enemy within us is more destructive than the enemy from outside.
“That is why we have to be very careful. You do not know who they are. They look like us, they talk like us, they behave like us. So how to go after them.
“That’s why it is so dangerous to have enemies from within,” he addressed the GPS Convention at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) today.
Masing added that GPS’ real enemies are those within the coalition itself.
“Our main enemy is within us. In our areas, they can be our own relatives and even our own children. Let us learn to distinguish who they are. They will pretend to be part of us but they are not.
“So, let us work together under our captain, Abang Johari (chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg),” he said.
Masing, who is also deputy chief minister, cited an Iban analogy of “an axe that would kill its own master if not handled carefully” to describe so-called GPS supporters, GPS-friendly organisations that would jump at the chance contest or align themselves with Pakatan Harapan come state election.
GPS’ political enemy are not the Pakatan Harapan government in Putrajaya per se, but more so Sarawakians who contest under Pakatan despite being seen as GPS supporters all this while.
“Ladies and gentlemen, our presence today can be translated into a strong force if every one of us go back to our respective homes and become ambassadors of GPS and translate what we have planned today,” Masing said.
He expressed content at the presentation of various state ministries on its vision, development planning, activities and projects that have been carried out.
“There is no one to help us, but Sarawak only. Don’t believe that orang Malaya (West Malaysians) will help us. They will pretend to help us but they won’t.
“When the time comes. It is us who give them the money. The money that have been allocated to the various ministries, there is nothing from Malaya,” he opined.
Masing said if GPS members were to stand united and firm in their beliefs, the ruling coalition is surely able to retain Sarawak. — DayakDaily