Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

KUCHING: There is nothing wrong if Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) helps its Perikatan Nasional (PN) partners in Sabah during the 16th Sabah state election, said GPS secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.

“We are together in the federal government. I don’t see anything wrong in it,” he told reporters at a press conference after attending a dialogue session between the Ministry of Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister and the Federation of Chinese Associations Sarawak.

Asked when the state ruling coalition would help, Nanta replied, “That you have to ask our top leaders. At the moment, we have not decided or discussed it.”

“We are interested to see how the Sabah election is being carried out. Like everyone else, we find it a bit extraordinary because there are so many candidates competing. 

“Some may feel there is an opportunity to be elected. That is why they are participating in the election.”

Asked if multiple candidates would also be contesting one seat in Sarawak, he replied, “Nobody knows for sure, not even me.

“One thing we can assume is that if there are unexpected results in the Sabah election, some people will be encouraged and might try their luck here.” 

Nanta, who is also the Kapit MP, said the way elections had been conducted over the years in Sabah and Sarawak were never the same.

“Although both states are in East Malaysia, the political happenings over there are not exactly happening in Sarawak. So, there is a difference,” he explained.