KUCHING, March 19: Both Women’s wing chiefs of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) are questioning the allegiance of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
In a joint statement, PRS Women’s chief Dato Sri Doris Brodie said PSB leaders are playing recalcitrant politics.
“I fully support the call by PRS Deputy Information Chief, YB Christopher Gira for the GPS government to decide once and for all the fate of PSB and some of their leaders.
“It doesn’t make sense for PSB to pledge allegiance to our chief minister who is the leader of GPS when their actions are otherwise.
“For PSB leaders to echo the same line while demeaning the members of GPS component parties and pledging allegiance to YAB chief minister is liken to denigrating our chief minister.
“How can you say you pledge allegiance when you disrupt his ‘ruang bilik’?” questioned Doris.
She reiterated Christopher’s call for GPS to decide on the position of PSB, whether it was in or out of GPS.
“The GPS government must decide immediately otherwise the rakyat will be confused and many are of the opinion that PSB is part of GPS as some of its leaders are still part of the GPS government,” said Doris.
Meanwhile, SUPP women’s chief Kho Teck Wan opined that if PSB president Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh was sincere about his pledge to support the Sarawak government led by Abang Johari, then the party should recruit new members from outside of the current GPS alliance.
“PSB had been aggressively recruiting GPS members such as Dato Masir Kujat. Its move clearly intended to break the unity and stability of GPS. Action speaks louder than words, and Wong’s action contradicts his pledge.
“GPS was formed to pursue Sarawak rights and is entrusted by Sarawakians to develop Sarawak. Both efforts are being pursued aggressively by the Sarawak government and we do not need the disruption created by PSB at this critical time,” said Kho.
Kho stressed that SUPP Wanita will support and stand behind any GPS component party and the Sarawak government led by Abang Johari.
PSB had recently taken in PRS’ vice-president Masir and leaders as well as party leaders of Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) to strengthen itself.
In a recruitment drive event in Engkilili yesterday, Wong was quoted as saying that PSB pledged its allegiance to Abang Johari, particularly in championing Sarawak’s rights and interests. — DayakDaily