GPS will continue to stand tall

Datuk Chiew Yen Chew

KUCHING: The Covid-19 situation may affect the coming state election by bringing about new rules for campaigning or even new ways of voting, but it will certainly not impact the outcome — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will continue to stand tall — said Datuk Chiew Yen Chew.

The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) Women chief said the party is of the strong view that there is no alternative to GPS in local politics.

“The opposition will not replace the present ruling coalition, and GPS with a united front of all the four component parties will still win big in the coming state election.

“Of course, we cannot take the election lightly, and I believe our leaders will not slow down and neglect their respective roles in the contributions towards the state and people,” she said today.

She added that PDP Women wing was confident that Covid-19 was not going to change who the people would vote for in the coming state election.

She concurred with Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar’s recent comments that the people would appreciate GPS’ performance and initiatives.

“I believe this will continue to hold true in the hearts of many Sarawakians; the obvious efforts and evident contributions GPS has delivered to the growth and prosperity of Sarawak,” she said.

While Chiew said the election would indeed be challenging, she emphasised that —as one of the component parties under GPS — PDP Women wing believed in their works and programmes on the ground, especially in rural areas.

She said this included reaching out to the grassroots in response to their voices and meeting their needs.

“In moments like the current pandemic, PDP Women has been active around the longhouses, rendering help to those who are in need, such as delivering donations and food aid from door to door,” she said, adding that all these were done in full compliance with the Covid-19 standard operating procedures.

“We play strong and supportive roles in complementing and assisting our party’s YBs (elected representatives) in their preparation throughout the roadmap to election and victory,” she said.