KUCHING, Nov 20: Political observer Datuk Peter Minos said the approval of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)’s registration by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has their promoters and supporters feeling “relief and jubilant”.
He suggested that the next move for GPS was to fan out across the whole state to market and promote the GPS brand, especially what the coalition stands for and its vision for the state.
“The rural folks are the key target as there are those who are still hazy about the new political body. For the many urbanites, many have heard and known GPS for sometime now, but there are some who still want to know more of it,” he said in a statement today.
Peter, however, opined that getting Sarawakians, especially the rural populace, to forget about the Barisan Nasional (BN) would be a big task.
“BN had been around and accepted for a long long time. GPS has to convince Sarawakians that BN is gone by giving good reasons and explain clearly why GPS is taking over in Sarawak.
“With the state election to held by 2021, its component partners have two years to promote and market GPS, and it has to be done immediately, seriously and earnestly all over Sarawak — both urban and rural,” he said.
Peter cautioned that with the official birth of GPS, Parti Keadialan Rakyat (PKR) top leaders, in particular Dato Seri Dr Wan Azizah Dr Wan Ismail and Dato Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, had openly stated that PKR had real and serious intention to take over the Sarawak government in the next state polls.
“This is serious. This must not be taken lightly by GPS,” he said.
Minos echoed Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s stance that Sarawak must be ruled by Sarawakians, but not those locals who are controlled by Kuala Lumpur. — DayakDaily