MUKAH: The people have been told to support Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and to allow the coalition to continue governing the state.
In making the call, Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Mukah branch chairman Yeo Tiong Ing said only local parties are well-versed on the needs of the state and the people.
“It is therefore better for locals to support GPS, which is 100% Sarawakians because only our people know what we need, and not those from outside. So just stand firmly behind the local coalition front,” he said when asked by the media on his opinion of the formation of GPS.
He said it was not only a bold move to part from Barisan Nasional (BN) but also an appropriate response to what happened after the 14th General Election.
“GPS which comprises 100% local-based parties is the perfect platform to realise any aspiration to develop Mukah in particular and Sarawak in general,” he said.
He is confident the members of SUPP Mukah branch were totally behind GPS and would support the coalition in the forth-coming state election.
Yeo refused to comment on other local parties that have yet to join the coalition, saying he would rather speak about GPS.
He said Mukah SUPP had been in existence for decades and over the years had worked closely with Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) and other component members by standing firmly together behind PBB’s chosen candidates in all past elections.