KUCHING: Pakatan Harapan’s (PH’s) renewed intention to contest in all 82 state constituencies is bound to create friction with Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), opined political observer Datuk Peter Minos.
He pointed out that PSB also shares the intention to contest in all 82 seats.
“I predict that this time, the opposition will finish each other which would lead to them underperforming in the next state election, even worse than in the previous one.
“Maybe PSB will talk to PH, especially DAP (Democratic Action Party) so we should just wait and see.
“If there is no compromise, then the opposition parties will ‘kill’ each other in the coming election which leaves room for GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) to gain from the situation,” he said when contacted on Sunday (Jan 3).
Minos also mentioned that PSB would have trouble securing the peoples’ votes as it is known for having many representatives who were party hoppers.
“This is a bonus to GPS as DAP and PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) are also troublesome parties in Malaya and Sarawak,” he said.
He added that the opposition would resolve to apply the same tactics to approach, such as making empty promises and smearing the names of GPS candidates.
“As far as GPS is concerned, it does not want any Malayan-based political party as they are bound to bring their Malayan political cultures that are simply no good, to Sarawak.
“These actions include deliberately breaking promises, being unfair to Sarawak, treating the state badly and having religious and racial extremism and bigotry as we saw under the governance of PH for 22 months.”