PBB to new PM: Don’t treat us like PH govt did; don’t bring Umno, Pas over

Datuk Idris Buang

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Feb 29: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang hopes the new government under Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will not treat Sarawak like Pakatan Harapan (PH) did.

“Don’t treat us like how PH had treated us – belittle us, delay our requests, not keep their promises to us, sidelined us and so on,” he told DayakDaily today.

Idris, who is Muara Tuang assemblyman, stressed that Sarawak wanted to be treated fairly and be given equal chances which include promoting Sarawak as an investment destination while the federal government is making such an effort to the international community.

He also wanted Muhyiddin to make sure that United Malays National Organisation (Umno) and Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pas) will not bring their racial and religious bigotry over to Sarawak.

“Muhyiddin must make sure that the two parties will not bring their bigotry such as stroking racial and religious sentiments over to Sarawak.

“Sarawak treasures its racial and religious harmony and will not tolerate these bigotry which is contradicting to the existing practices of all Sarawakians,” he said.

Even though Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) may support the candidacy of Muhyiddin, Idris however emphasised that it will not be part of the new coalition.

“We supported Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin but we are not part of the new coalition. There is no such intention because Sarawak is independent politically.

“We will only be a friendly party to the new coalition, like Parti Warisan Sabah to PH previously,” he pointed out.

He emphasised that this is the stand of GPS since the onset of the political turmoil and GPS is taking the same stand now that a political solution has been found.

“We have our Sarawak cause and Sarawak agendas which we now demand the new federal government to respect and realise,” he urged.

Among some of the urgent agendas the GPS government has been taking seriously include the pursuit of five per cent State Sales Tax on petroleum products and the repairs of dilapidated schools.— DayakDaily