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By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Jan 15: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has shown its ‘true colour’ by declaring all-out ‘war’ against Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the coming State election, said GPS secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.
Nanta believed that PSB president Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh did not care about the needs of the rural people but only eyeing at those rural seats.
“I pity those rural people who are going around with him in the rural areas, trying to become the calon (candidates) for the party PSB.
“If he speaks like that to me, I will run away from him because he is not giving priority to the rural development,” Nanta told reporters at the court complex yesterday.
He was also perplexed as to why PSB has been questioning GPS government’s implementation of the various development agencies such as Ulu Rajang Development Agency (URDA) and Highland Development Agency (HAD) to fasten rural development.
“This is strange because PSB president was part of the State cabinet until recently. If he has such a view why didn’t he express his view then? I also want to question PSB, as to why it is not prioritising rural development but eyeing only at the rural seats.
“My view is that PSB is not favouring rural development. So I call upon the people from the rural areas not to support PSB on that basis alone,” said Nanta.
Wong was former Second Finance Minister before he resigned last year on July 15.
On the Kimanis by-election, Nanta, who is also Kapit MP said, GPS will not assist Barisan Nasional (BN) there as GPS is now by its own.
The by-election is seeing direct fight between Parti Warisan Sabah’s candidate Datuk Karim Bujang and BN’s Datuk Mohamad Alamin. Polling will be held on Jan 18.
The Kimanis parliamentary seat was declared vacant following the Federal Court’s decision on December 2 to uphold Election Court’s ruling, nullifying Datuk Seri Anifah Aman’s victory in the 14th general election. — DayakDaily