GPS all for Muhyiddin

Datuk Peter Minos

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will vote in favour of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin if a vote of no confidence comes into operation, said political analyst Datuk Peter Minos.

He said this following a motion by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for a vote of no confidence against the sitting prime minister this May 18.

In his remarks, Minos said GPS’ contentment towards the actions taken by the prime minister in the interest of the state would play a huge role in the ruling coalition’s decision to support him.

“I believe GPS is happy with the prime minister who has treated the coalition and Sarawak very well. Very well, in fact, that he gave Sarawak’s MPs full minister positions.

“It was only a few days ago that he granted the state’s wish for Petronas to pay five per cent sales tax plus arrears to the state. This has given joy to GPS and the people here,” he told New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.

Minos added that GPS would steer clear of allowing the Democratic Action Party (DAP) to return to power once again.

“DAP has badly treated Sarawak when it was in power for 22 months. It deliberately broke promises, failed to show effectiveness in its work and had shown many weaknesses and failures, apart from endless infightings and silly politicking,” he stressed.

Minos was also confident that Muhyiddin would be able to garner support for a simple majority.

“The prime minister would most likely get a minimum of 114 out of 222 votes…or maybe even more. He now has the upper hand when he secured Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) MPs to his side by appointing them as federal ministers, deputy ministers, as well as other appointments in governmental agencies. These people will surely back him,” he said.

On support for Dr Mahathir, Minos said: “I think only a maximum of four MPs from Bersatu would be in his favour. The rest, now mainly ministers and deputy ministers, would go along with Muhyiddin.

“So once again, I say, and I repeat, if there is a vote of no confidence on May 18, Muhyiddin would win it. I am very certain of that.”

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