By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Jan 9: Following the launching of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)’ logo today, the Women’s wing of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) will soon go to the ground to promote the ruling coalition’s new identity.
PBB and GPS Women chief Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said they would tell Sarawakians that PBB, along with Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), were no longer in Barisan Nasional (BN).
“We will go to the ground because this logo is new. So, it’s our responsibility to explain to the people on the ground about the symbol of GPS because they were used to the BN logo, which is the ‘dacing’. But now we don’t have the ‘dacing’ anymore.
“So our Pemuda, Wanita and PBB main body will work as a team, as well as with the three component parties of GPS, to create awareness of our new identity among the people,” Fatimah told reporters after the unveiling of the GPS logo at PBB headquarters here today.
Fatimah added that the unveiling of GPS logo today would give the four component parties the confidence that it could unite the people.
“Our main focus is to inform our people the way forward for GPS and what we are fighting for. We also want to ensure that there is support from our people. And also to create the confidence among our people that GPS’ mission and vision are to protect Sarawak’s rights and to further develop it.
“This new logo will give us the confidence to tell the people that it will be able to protect Sarawak’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 as mentioned by the chief minister just now, which is within the ambit of both the Federal and State Constitutions,” she stressed.
Fatimah said the rally on the ground was also crucial for GPS to inform its supporters of its new symbol.
“The rally is very important so that the people will know GPS’ logo is the hornbill. So, in this new (political) scenario, we have to tell the people how we planned to develop Sarawak,” she said.
Fatimah said PBB Wanita would hold its first meeting on Jan 19 to set up its next agenda. — DayakDaily