KUCHING: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak has expressed its appreciation to the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) for continuing to support the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Its chairman Senator Jaziri Alkaf said that GPS’s stand reflected the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in defending the rights and security of the people especially during the pandemic.
“PN and GPS share the same goals and priorities, that is, to tackle the pandemic, as well as to expedite the vaccination process and revive the state and national economy through the National Recovery Plan (NRP) agenda which is now being implemented,” he said on Sunday (Aug 8).
He hoped that all MPs could be rational for the sake of the people and solve the pandemic problem together.
“Stop politicking first because they can decide whether to support or not the motion of confidence in the prime minister in the Dewan Rakyat next month,” he said.
Jaziri also echoed the views and agreement of GPS who described Muhyiddin’s decision to propose a vote of confidence against him as a bold, wise and the best approach to resolve the political crises based on the country’s constitution.
“Together we pray and strive for our country to be protected from the ongoing disaster due to Covid-19 and that the political and economic situation of the country under Muhyiddin remain stable, strong, and harmonious for the sake of Malaysians in general and particularly Sarawakians,” he said.
GPS secretary-general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi on Aug 7, said that GPS had taken a unanimous stand to continue supporting the PN government under the leadership of Muhyiddin.
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 special announcement said he had informed Yang di-Pertuan Agong that he would prove his legitimacy as prime minister with a motion of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat next month.