S’wak, Sabah are check and balance in 222-seat parliament, PRS deputy info chief tells Chong

Andy Lawrence

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KUCHING, Nov 9: Chong Chieng Jen’s view that the best way to strengthen Sarawak is not to give absolute power to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is a misconception, chides Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) deputy information chief Andy Lawrence.

Andy said in Parliament, Sarawak and Sabah respectively holds 31 and 25 seats, of which the total is only about 25 per cent of the overall 222 seats in Malaysia.

“Peninsular (Malaysia-based parties) are holding 166 seats. That number needs check and balance from Sarawak and Sabah.

“Voting for DAP (Democratic Action Party), PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) and PN (Perikatan Nasional) means we are giving absolute power to Malaya-based parties to rule Malaysia,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Andy also urged Malaya-based party that are contesting in Sarawak seats to “cease fire” if they are genuine in fighting for Sarawak freedom.

“Let’s come together in solidarity with GPS for this general election. Let’s win 31 Sarawak seats under the GPS flag,” he urged. — DayakDaily