KUCHING: Any commotion that takes place in West Malaysia will not have any impact on Sarawakians in the coming 15th general election (GE15).
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah pointed this out when asked by the media on whether the demonstrations taking place in West Malaysia would have any effects on the GE15 here.
“I don’t see it from that perspective because for us in Sarawak, our focus is quite different. We can see that the politics there is also different from here,” he said after officiating at the Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Ministry’s mandate ceremony at Waterfront Hotel here on Saturday (Jan 22).
He said in West Malaysia, many issues were often politicised.
“For us, whatever happens there, let it be so. If GE15 is held, we will just comply,” said the Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister.
He said Sarawak did not face any issues in this regard, pointing out that the state had just held its 12th state election.
“We (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) won very handsomely. So if GE15 is to be held, I believe Sarawak is ready because we just have to reactive our GPS party machinery,” he said.
Abdul Karim said the decision was up to the prime minister and national parties in West Malaysia.
“If they feel that it is time for GE15, then dissolve Parliament. We will comply,” he said.