Datuk Idris Buang

MIRI: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is adamant that it will not give way to its allies at the federal level to contest in the upcoming state election, said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang.

He said the state coalition will treat its allies who insisted on fielding candidates during the state polls as opposition parties.

“Leaders in GPS are very certain that Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), United Malay National Organisation (Umno) and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) had vowed not to disturb Sarawak and field their candidates to stand against GPS.

“If there is anyone who wants to stand under whatever banner as Perikatan Nasional (PN) members and fight GPS, we will fight them out like any other opposition parties,” he said during a videotaped interview with online portal DayakDaily on Sunday.

Idris said, everyone should know full and well that GPS is an independent coalition consisting of Sarawak parties.

“GPS supported PN to stabilise the nation, its economy and its politics which the federal government now led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was appointed by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong,” he said.

The Muara Tuang assemblyman said besides saving the nation from political turmoil, with GPS MPs being representatives of Sarawak in the federal Cabinet, they would be the greatest check and balance for Sarawak’s interests as well as the nation’s interests.

“GPS has been crafted to be a coalition that is purely looking after Sarawak’s interests and lead the state the best way that it can.

“The coalition is being led by leaders with more than 40 years working together. They experienced trials and tribulations together and have become a group of people who are matured in politics and understand the needs of the people in Sarawak,” he said.