Abdul Karim supports GPS’ stand

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice president, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he fully supported the decision of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to reiterate its stand to support the federal government of the day.

He said what was important was to ensure the country’s political and economic stability.   

“What we are seeing now are efforts by certain quarters to bring down the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government without coming up with concrete solutions on how to address the economy and Covid-19 pandemic as well as who should be the alternative prime minister in the event they are the government.

“They (opposition) kept on saying that PN does not have majority support in Parliament.

“But does it mean that if PN does not have the majority in Parliament, all the other MPs are united in one coalition and have the majority to form a government?” he asked.

Contacted by New Sarawak Tribune on Sunday (Aug 8), Abdul Karim, who is also the Tourism, Arts, and Culture Minister, said   at the moment, there were many uncertainties in the country.

“Uncertainties lead to political and economic instability, and that is bad for any nation.

“Their (opposition) acts of running down the present government when we are having a big war against the pandemic will not do good for the country.

“So, we hope these opposing leaders think of Malaysia and Malaysians,” said Abdul Karim.

GPS secretary-general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi on Aug 7, said that GPS had taken a stand to continue supporting the PN government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The continuation of support was made after a special meeting of GPS chairman Abang Johari with GPS MPs at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) headquarters at Jalan Bako.

Following calls for Muhyiddin to resign, the prime minister on Aug 4 in a special announcement said he had informed Yang di-Pertuan Agong that he would prove his legitimacy as the prime minister in Parliament, which a motion of confidence for him will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month.