Willie Mongin pledges support to GPS candidates

Datuk Willie Mongin

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By Jacob Achoi

KUCHING, Nov 5: Puncak Borneo MP Datuk Willie Mongin has pledged to give his undivided support to Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) candidates for the three State seats under Puncak Borneo in the coming state election.

The three State seats are Mambong, Serembu and Tarat.


“For this State election, I will help and give my undivided support to all the three GPS candidates and I have told my supporters to do the same,” Willie told reporters after officiating at the ‘Jom Bisamah Koko’ programme at Kampung Semedang, Padawan.

The programme is part of the ‘AgriCommodity#KeluargaMalaysia’ roadshow programme organised by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities.

Willie stressed that he has no issue working with GPS, describing them as good political comrades.

Willie, who is Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, pointed out that he will not be contesting in the coming State election.

“Given the political situation at the federal level whereby we have seen three prime ministers since 2018, there is a more compelling need to ensure a stable State government (Sarawak).

“And for this reason, we need to work together to bring more development for our people,” he said.

Willie also hoped that the GPS government would assist him when it comes to defending the Puncak Borneo seat during the general election.

He also said that he has not decided on any political platform to join for the general election.

“I leave it to the wisdom and direction of the leaders in Bersatu and GPS to discuss. For me, I’m working for the people and if the people suggest to me which party to join, I will consider it.

“If GPS wants me to use their logo to defend Puncak Borneo, then I’ll do it,” he said.

He also told reporters that he has done justice to the people in Puncak Borneo by joining the government, unlike when he was in the Opposition.

“People may say I am a traitor and a frog but I feel I am doing justice for the people by bringing them development, unlike in the Opposition when we only talked.”

He stressed that it was pointless to join a political party whose only struggle was to fight for its president to become prime minister. — DayakDaily