PRS Youth leader says PSB a threat to ruling state coalition

Andy Lawrence

KUCHING, March 18: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) pinching Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) members is a threat to the existing political stability in GPS.

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth publicity chief Andy Lawrence believed this political manoeuvre was to secure a “forced” entry into the ruling coalition without invitation; hence, the pledging of allegiance and support for the government led by Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“This is evident by their actions to lure existing MPs and state assemblyman from GPS,” he told DayakDaily when commenting on a local daily’s article that quoted PSB as supporting the chief minister.

Andy opined that PSB could be secretly plotting to undermine the strength of the state government by sowing disunity in the alliance, especially among the Dayaks in the rural areas.

He wondered if PSB leaders were putting the leadership of Abang Johari to the test.

Andy said since PSB leaders were never in GPS in the first place, the best option for them would be to chart their own destiny by leaving, among others, positions they hold in the state cabinet.

“The claims by several elected representatives from PSB that our chief minister is taking a neutral stand on the PSB issue is utter rubbish and uncalled for. On the contrary, our chief minister takes a firm stand by protecting GPS component parties.

“Alas and beware, people, if analysed thoroughly, it won’t be wrong to say that their (PSB) doings are more to split us at the expense of the existing unity instead of to consolidate,” said Andy. — DayakDaily