PBK hopes GPS will ensure Sarawak gets one-third of Parliament seats

Voon Lee Shan

KUCHING, Dec 20: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) hopes Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government will be able to ensure Sarawak gets one-third of Parliament seats.

Its president Voon Lee Shan in a statement today said GPS needs to understand that the recent amendment to the Federal Constitution does not give Sarawak equal status as Malaya.

“We hope the GPS government will be able to take back Sarawak’s lost right over her oil and gas and not merely be a delivery boy for Petronas (Petroliam Nasional Berhad),” he said.

Voon also congratulated GPS and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg for being returned to power.

“Voters have made their choice to retain GPS as the government of Sarawak for the next five years,” he added.

On Dec 14, the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2021 relating to Malaysia Agreement 1963 was passed with a two-third majority after its second reading in the Dewan Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur.

The bill, which was tabled by de facto Law Minister Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, sought to, among others, list Sarawak and Sabah in the Federal Constitution as equal partners in the Federation of Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Voon conveyed his party’s gratitude to its supporters who worked hard for the party during the elections, including voters who voted for the party.

He also urged Sarawakians to continue to maintain peace and fight for justice and equality through political parties of their choice.

“To PBK supporters and voters, please stay strong and continue to support us until independence for Sarawak is achieved,” he said. — DayakDaily