By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, July 26: Strong support for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will ensure that Sarawak enjoys stability, asserts Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang.
According to Lo, the state government under GPS is on their own and does not form any coalition with the Barisan Nasional (BN), Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) or Perikatan Nasional (PN).
“We must ensure that GPS continues to take care of Sarawak and we cannot depend on the peninsula based parties.
“At the same time, it is the right choice for Abang Jo to support PN, as a lot of Sarawakians have also been appointed as ministers and deputy ministers,” he said.
Lo, who is also Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman, was speaking to reporters after distributing food aid to the needy at SJK Chung Hua Batu 10, here today.
Citing the political turbulence that occurred in Peninsular Malaysia, Lo said, many of the promises made by the previous federal government under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Sarawak was not fulfilled.
“That is why we must support GPS, which is a Sarawak based party, and it is very important for the stability of the whole nation.
“At the same time, we (GPS) also decide what is best for Sarawak, including taking back the five per cent oil and gas tax and many others,” he added. –DayakDaily.