Gerald Rentap Jabu

KUCHING: With Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) opposing and questioning the various initiatives of the state government, it is best to question them on what their agenda is, opines Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Youth chief Gerald Rentap Jabu.

“Is it for the sake of all Sarawakians or their own divisive intentions?” he said when contacted on Tuesday (Sept 8).

He said that GPS wanted to develop more areas and improve connectivity with the Second Trunk Road, but PSB had opposed this initiative despite the project improving access in areas they represented.

With regard to the construction of the Unit for Other Religions Complex to enhance the state’s harmonious co-existence and respecting Sarawak’s religious freedom, he pointed out that PSB had also questioned the sincerity of the GPS government.

He said this when commenting on PSB president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh’s recent statement in which he hit back at Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg over his remark that the party was composed of disgruntled politicians.

Wong in his statement said that despite Abang Johari’s criticism for PSB, he had played an important role in the party’s formation.

In response, Rentap explained that it was the intention of the state’s leaders, the late Chief Minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem as well as Abang Johari, to have inclusivity for all races.

“In unity, we can move ahead with our development agenda for all Sarawakians.

“However, when the tide changed and PSB chose to go against the core principals of GPS, we cannot allow them to claim that they have the same direction and virtues that we uphold.”

He said that GPS Youth stood firmly behind the Chief Minister in upholding Sarawak’s rights and enhancing the pace of development for all Sarawakians.