Nanta expects GPS to be registered with ROS soon

Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi

KUCHING, August 18: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi is optimistic the Registrar of Societies (ROS) will approve the application of the local alliance soon.

“We submitted our application early last month. Hopefully it will be registered very soon because everything followed proper procedures. I just went there (ROS headquarters in Putrajaya) last week,” Nanta said when contacted today.

According to those familiar with such matters, it normally takes two months for a political party to be registered, he explained.

Nanta had recently told DayakDaily that GPS was looking forward to getting registered so that the four-party coalition would be able to serve the people better.

The four partners are Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).

“As the secretary-general of GPS, I have been tasked to monitor the progress (of registration). Once it is registered, GPS will be launched by GPS chairman and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” Nanta explained then.

GPS was formed on June 12 after the state’s ruling coalition quit Barisan Nasional (BN) following its shocking defeat in the 14th general election on May 9. — DayakDaily