PBK: GPS should focus on Sarawak independence, not taking sides

Voon Lee Shan

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KUCHING, Feb 24: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) has urged the state-ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to remain neutral and focus on Sarawak’s quest for independence.

Party president Voon Lee Shan said the current “ongoing, pushing and shoving of chess pieces” by the present Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is truly and eye opener for the rakyat.

He added that after the 14th general election (GE14), GPS was born when they loudly declared themselves to be inherently Sarawakian without ties to Malaya.

“So at this crucial juncture, we urge our GPS formed Sarawak government to continue to be neutral and not take the sides of either PH or the newly coined Pakatan Nasional (or whatever new name that the coalition takes).

“To remain neutral is to be loyal to Sarawak’s quest of independence,” he said in a statement.

Voon added that Sarawakians are watching their leaders who were all voted in democratically to look after Sarawak’s interest first and foremost.

He questioned whether the democratic vote amid the latest political turmoil has been thrown aside like trash, now that GPS and PH are playing the Malayan game of “cat and mouse”.

PBK also urged GPS to use this opportunity to unilaterally declare Sarawak as an independent nation in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly.

“There should be no more ‘playing’ of politics. Our Sarawakian politicians of GPS and PH should start working for the very people that voted them into their respective positions in the first place and that’s Sarawakians, not the prime minister nor the Malayans,” he said.

Voon believed that GPS and Pakatan have shown their true colours by going along with the prime minister’s “arrangement” and questioned whether Sarawak will benefit from this new coalition.

“This is the time that Sarawak must come first. Do not drag us through the mud and into further lies and politicking at our expense.

“Sarawak must stand up and insist that GPS and Pakatan take Sarawak’s side for once and not allow Sarawak to be a Malayan puppet any longer,” he said. — DayakDaily