Stick with GPS for continuity in devt, Masing urges Sarawakians

Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing

KUCHING, Dec 28: The failure of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to govern the nation in just 22 months is proof that the people must not change the government for the sake of changing, asserts Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sr Dr James Jemut Masing.

As such he called on Sarawakians to rally behind Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to continue to administer the state to ensure that there is continuity in development.

“The PH government of 22 months in administrating this nation should be a lesson to all Malaysians. Do not change for the sake of changing.

“(So), to make sure that Sarawak socially and economically remains in good hands, the politics must be stable.

Therefore, GPS must be returned to administer this country so that development can be further exhilarated (sic),” Masing said in his New Year message today.


He referred to the year 2021 as ‘the year of the new norm’, as the people would no longer walk in the ‘park’ as usual.

“The humans’ requirements to be socially close to each other has been restricted. The human needs to be in constant touch with their neighbours is not possible.

“The social instinct to gather in big numbers is prohibited. Human way of lives (sic) which we have grown to know for centuries have been drastically changed. The new norm is here with us in 2021,” he said.

Masing who is also the Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development pointed out that Covid-19 pandemic has brought even the strongest nations on earth to their knees.

“Their economies shattered. Their lives are torn to shred. This devastation to our lives are here to stay, at least, for a while.

“And Malaysia is not spared of Covid-19’s devastating effects nor has Sarawak (been spared). The Sarawak government under the able leadership of YAB (Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi) Abang Johari (Tun Openg) is doing its best to ensure that Sarawakians are not badly affected by Covid-19, socially and economically. It has done very well. Thank God for that,” he said.

Masing also wished all Sarawakians the best for 2021 under the ‘new norm’. — DayakDaily