S4S to start referendum if PPBM adamant in entering Sarawak

Basri Hassan

KUCHING, June 27: Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) will initiate a referendum if Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) fail to stop Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) from entering Sarawak.

In a statement today, S4S spokesperson Basri Hassan expressed strong objection to PPBM coming to Sarawak as he perceived the party to be “full of Umno spirit”.

He wondered why PPBM wanted to make its way to Sarawak when the state PH already had a strong presence in the state.

“The invasion of PPBM has already revealed that PPBM is eager to weaken the Sarawak PH forces and apparently despises the existence of PH Sarawak.

“Is Sarawak PH losing confidence in PH voters during 509 (May 9 general) election, so they have to invite PPBM to go to Sarawak to regain PH power?” asked Basri.

To GPS, Basri urged the ruling coalition to speak up and prevent PPBM from entering the state.

He said GPS should monitor the movements of the federal PH.

“Given that they have already clarified publicly that their relationship is only to cooperate, GPS should prevent the PPBM intrusion.

“If not, this cooperation is indirectly telling the people of Sarawak that their relationship is just like (one between) a master and servant. It is no different from the past relationship with Barisan Nasional (BN).”

“If both parties (GPS and Sarawak PH) can’t stop PPBM’s entry into Sarawak, then the referendum must be launched immediately so that all Sarawakians can make a decision through the referendum to prevent the entry of outside parties, including PH Sarawak and PAS,” said Basri.

He called on all local opposition parties to unite by establishing a strong, unselfish local opposition party to win over Sarawakians.

He believed that once local parties unite, it can win over Sarawakian hearts, and by then, there would be no need for opposition parties from outside the state.

“The late Allahyarham (Pehin Sri) Adenan (Satem) once said Sarawak had enough local ruling and opposition parties, there was no need for any party from Malaya to intervene in Sarawak politics,” recalled Basri.

He stressed that no Malaya parties should come ashore to destroy the peace and harmony that Sarawakians have built and enjoyed over the years.

“This ‘holy land’ is the perfect home for all Sarawakian people, and they do not want to see this land destroyed by PPBM when they enter Sarawak,” said Basri. — DayakDaily