Sibuti rep rubbishes news report claiming GPS using Najib as mediator

Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Feb 27: Sibuti Member of Parliament (MP) Lukanisman Awang Sauni on Wednesday, shot out at what he called were baseless allegations made by a news portal claiming that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) was using former Prime Minister Tun Najib Razak as a mediator to form Malaysia’s new government after the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government.

“We, GPS and its coalition parties have given full mandate to our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to take charge and lead us for any discussions pertaining to our political situation,” he stated.

Lukanisman was met after the launching of Miri Wireless Walk along the North Yu Seng Road.

He said GPS had no intention to join any possible new coalition to form Malaysia’s new government.

“We want to save this country from any chaos after the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government,” he reckoned.

Two days ago, 18 GPS MPs were at the Istana Negara to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah for a one-on-one interview.

According to Lukanisman, during the audience with the King, they had pledged their full support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to continue as prime minister.

“Its a consensus decision from GPS,” he said.

He added, GPS did not expect any appointment for federal minister posts in the next federal government.

“What is must crucial at this time around is to save this country from chaos,” he said. —DayakDaily