MIRI: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is tipped to win by a considerable margin in the upcoming state election, maintaining its two-thirds majority in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly.
According to Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang, the ruling coalition has maintained a good reputation among voters.
“The best person to lead Sarawak is Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as he is a clean leader, free from negative perception of corruption.
“That is why GPS was formed, he (Abang Johari) did not want whatever happened to United Malay National Organisation (Umno) under 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to happen to us,” he said in a videotaped interview with online portal DayakDaily on Sunday.
Idris said besides Abang Johari, other GPS leaders have put Sarawak’s interest first and foremost and that its grassroots members have soldiered on and fought for the benefit of Sarawak.
The Muara Tuang assemblyman said the opposition, Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) on the other hand has a blemished reputation.
“They are tainted with cloudy support from allies who are formerly of Pakatan Harapan (PH) and disgruntled politicians who have lost in past elections.
“(PSB president Datuk Seri) Wong Soon Koh has been defending policies of GPS when he was on GPS’ side, he also defended the Sarawak Land Code (Amendment) 2018 (which PSB is now opposing).
“In fact, the Pujut assemblyman (DAP’s Dr Ting Tiong Choon) was removed due to his (Wong) complaint and now, is he now spitting into the air? Or is it because he wants to be chief minister?” Idris asked.
He said there were no two ways about it for Sarawakians in terms of choosing which side to support in the state election.
“GPS is the one and only choice for a better Sarawak. It will win handsomely and from my own estimation, assessment, we will get not less than two thirds majority in the house of representatives,” he said.