PBK president: GPS likely to join any Malaya party to form Fed govt except DAP, PH

Voon Lee Shan (file photo)
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KUCHING, Oct 21: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is likely to join any political party in Malaya except Democratic Action Party (DAP) or Pakatan Harapan (PH) to form the Federal government, says Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan.

He said although GPS will, for the first time, face the general election alone, there is no love lost between GPS and Malaya political parties, adding that the relationship was cemented for the past many years.

“It seems very likely GPS may join any political party in Malaya, except DAP or PH, to form the Federal government.

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“I guess that GPS will also have no problem sharing the same ‘bed’ with United Malays National Organisation (Umno) and Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) as long as it will be part of the Federal government,” he said in a statement today.

In light of the possible GPS-Umno-PAS government, Voon reminded voters in Sarawak of the previous economic, social, and political problems caused by Umno and PAS affecting Sarawak.

“Remarks made by Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang about our natives in Sarawak concerning the ‘cawat’ (loincloths) should be fresh in the minds of Sarawakians. It is a show of grave disrespect to our natives of their culture and heritage.

“Sarawakians also should remind themselves of the loss of our oil and gas resources in which the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) supported by Sarawak BN in the past have passed laws in Parliament to vest out oil and gas in the hands of Petronas.

“Now we have lost an estimated revenue of RM100 billion a year from oil and gas and what Sarawak used to get back was always below RM5 billion as the annual budget,” he added.

At the same time, Voon urged voters to ‘throw away’ any political party from Malaya, especially DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), stating that the two parties should focus on solving the political and social problems that are occurring in Malaya at the moment instead.

“If DAP and PKR could not solve problems in Malaya, how could they solve problems here?

“We have given DAP and PKR a chance to solve problems for Sarawak during their 22 months in power, but they have failed us. They promised 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent of all revenues collected to be given back to Sarawak, but where are they now?

“The solution for Sarawakians is to vote for local opposition parties like PBK, Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), and Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) to restore Sarawak,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily

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