Yong: PRS, why the silence over GPS-PAS ‘unholy union’?

Violet Yong - file pic

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KUCHING, Sept 20: Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong has questioned why Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) mantained an undignified silence over the “unholy union” jibe between Umno-PAS and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

The DAP lawmaker said PRS, the second-largest coalition party in GPS, seems to have turned a blind eye over the photos splashed on the social media and news outlet of a smiling Sarawak chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

The image of the two leaders shaking hands when PAS delegation met up with Abang Johari seemed to have suggested an agreement to such a union, she added.

She claimed that Hadi, in his Facebook posting, had openly declared that PAS and GPS are strengthening effort to enhance cooperation.

“In this context, it is extremely weird that even PRS president, Tan Sri Dr James Masing, who is always the first to come out with his stand on anything that could hurt Sarawak, kept deafening silence.

“I am quite shocked that he is not condemning the cooperation between PAS and GPS. After all, in Sarawak, the majority of the people are Christians. Is Masing losing his plot?” she said in a statement.

She described Hadi as a person that any decent Sarawakian would perceive as a person with ill intention of spreading hate speeches and causing divisions among the multi-racial Malaysians.

“As Sarawakians, it is well-known that people of all races live in harmony, thus there is no need for such a trouble maker to come over the spewed hatred here,” she continued.

Yong asked why the state government did not ban Hadi from entering Sarawak. Having this type of figure in Sarawak is going to create an ill effect in the long run, she opined. — DayakDaily