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KUCHING, March 21: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women’s Wing has lauded Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for his boldness in assuring that ‘termites’ within Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) would be dealt with.
“That’s the way forward for GPS. We need a leader who takes no nonsense or apple-polishing,” its chief, Dato Sri Doris Brodie, said in a statement today.
Abang Johari, who is GPS chairman, made it clear that he would not tolerate the presence of ‘termites’ within the ruling coalition. He said it during the launching of the Marudi Waterfront project in Marudi yesterday.
Doris shared that in a meeting yesterday, PRS Women unanimously lauded the Chief Minister’s speech made in Marudi with regards to traitors of GPS.
“Foremost, we take our hats off to our Chief Minister for sharing about his political journey. It is a valuable lesson to all politicians and members of any political party, especially on loyalty to the party and putting the party’s interests above personal interest. A true leader and one worthy of respect must be above self,” she stressed.
“People and politicians come and go, but our struggle must continue, likewise, with GPS.”
As GPS is a coalition in its infancy, Doris said Abang Johari was spot on in setting the tone straight right from the start.
“Any assault on any of the partners in GPS is an attack on GPS, and such attack could impair the strength and unity in GPS. The spirit of ‘you touch one, you touch all’ in GPS is very much upheld. We stand together to ensure there are no weaklings in our loop,” she said.
A weakened GPS, she cautioned, would not be well placed in serving Sarawakians best, let alone championing Sarawak’s rights.
“Termites are always a menace to society; hence, the sooner the ‘termites’ are dealt with the better it would be for GPS as we can then focus on serving Sarawakians to the best of our ability.
“I say ‘syabas’ to our Chief Minister for saying that one’s loyalty should not be to a person but to the cause they are striving for. This is so true. Therefore, for PSB (Parti Sarawak Bersatu) to pledge allegiance to only our Chief Minister alone sounds ‘mengampu’ (to flatter in order to get personal advantage). There is no place in GPS for opportunists and traitors,” she said.
PRS Women deputy chief Roseline Neging chipped in that GPS and the people were not stupid as they could read in between the lines. — DayakDaily