ROS has not approved GPS’ application yet, clarifies Nanta

Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi

KUCHING, Sept 25: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi has dismissed rumours that the Registrar of Societies (ROS) has approved the registration of the local pact.

So far, he clarified, there had been no word from the ROS concerning the ruling alliance’s application.

“What you heard are just rumours. It is not true that GPS’ application has been approved. There is no notification from ROS,” he said, reiterating that the application was submitted sometime in July.

Nanta said it normally takes about three months for such an application to be approved.

“From July until now, it is not three months yet. We want the whole procedure to go according to the rule of law and normal procedure. So, we need to be patient. Do not speculate,” Nanta told DayakDaily today.


He disclosed that he had called ROS officials before and was informed that there was no problem with the application.

“They need time to process, and I am taking their word for it. I urge all not to speculate,” said Nanta.

GPS, although not registered yet, is now widely known. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced its formation on June 12 after declaring, on the same day, that the four-party coalition had exited from the Barisan Nasional (BN).

GPS comprises Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP). — DayakDaily