KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg assured that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will not be a party to the power tussle in Malaya.
He shot down the notion that GPS is colluding with a faction aligned with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and another aligned with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
On Thursday, an infographic circulated on social media depicted GPS MPs being lumped with MPs from other parties on the number of seats attained by either Dr Mahathir or Anwar to retain or assume the premiership.
Abang Johari said that it was up to the Malayans to fight with one another in the power tussle while pointing out that GPS would not take part in the numbers game.
“There are some who said that we are supporting Team A or Team B to boost the number of seats, I am saying no. That’s you, your business, and your fight.
“We Sarawakians will not be in that fight. You want to fight on who gets to become the prime minister that is up to you.
“We want to focus on delivering water and electricity supply, increasing the living standards of the people. That is why our politics must be stable,” he said.
He said that when officiating at the Rindok Digital programme in Pusa, Betong yesterday.
Abang Johari added that he had been serving the people for 40 years and that God would help those who were sincere in their service to the people.
“There are ups and downs in life. I am not rich — even if I am, there is no point to it. We don’t carry our riches to the grave and only end up with our offspring fighting for the family’s wealth.
“There’s no point in living like that. God helps us in many ways, if we are happy, that is God’s gift, our health is God’s gift along with our education and our children,” he said.