PBB Youth deputy chief: GPS maintains stance on party hopping by not accepting political ‘frogs’

Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman (file photo)

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KUCHING, Jan 22: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) maintains its stance on party hopping by not accepting political ‘frogs’, said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth deputy chief Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman.

While supporting any suggestion to strengthen the democracy in Sarawak further and respect voters’ rights, Fazzrudin said GPS rejects any move to circumvent and undermine the wishes of the voters in Sarawak.

“We cannot deny that party hopping is the culprit to the current state of political instability in the country.

“In realising this, GPS, under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, has reiterated that it will not accept political frogs in the State government.

“This was mentioned on the back of GPS’ landslide victory in the recently concluded State election as well as its first point in the coalition’s manifesto, which is to assure the stability and political autonomy of Sarawak,” he said in a statement today.

Fazzrudin was responding to a statement from Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen urging the State government to enact an anti-party hopping law to preserve the sanctity of democracy in the State.

Fazzrudin, who is also Tupong assemblyman, said GPS is directing its focus to enact laws that are people-centric covering aspects of the people’s welfare.

“After the State election, we should deliver to the people, introducing policies and approaches that will directly benefit them.

“Enough about politics, we should start working for the people,” he added. — DayakDaily