Simoi Peri

LINGGA: The cooperation between Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in Perikatan Nasional (PN) is expected to strengthen Sarawak’s call on the return of its rights as enshrined in Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Lingga assemblywoman Simoi Peri said the decision by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg along with other party components should be welcomed by the people of the state.

“I support the invitation of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as we want the country to remain economically stable, while at the same time safeguarding the interests of the people.

“Thus, when the federal Cabinet is formed with the PN + GPS formula, and it may be that some of our MPs are members of it, it will be a great opportunity for us to voice our rights in the Dewan Rakyat.

“Unlike before, we were not given the opportunity to do so because we were sidelined.

“I hope Muhyiddin’s Cabinet will pay full attention to Sarawak,” she said.

She believed that Abang Johari has his own formula, which is why GPS can remain an independent coalition while being part of Muhyiddin’s government.

“The people must understand that everything GPS does is in their interest.

“Don’t be swayed by issues played out on social media, especially with regard to GPS participation in Muhyiddin’s Cabinet.

“Instead, take the responsibility to tell the truth about the GPS struggle which prioritises Sarawak,” she said.