PN, Muhyiddin still have GPS’ firm support

Wan Junaidi

KUCHING: The prime minister has a reliable supporter in Sarawak’s ruling coalition.

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs have reaffirmed their support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the coalition’s support for the current federal administration remains status quo.

“GPS party leaders have their feet planted firmly on the ground. The agenda for Sarawak is still the most important agenda on their list.

“There is no change so far on our stand to firmly support the PN federal government under Muhyiddin.

“So far Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has not contacted us, as he usually does, if he wants to discuss something new,” he said when contacted by New Sarawak Tribune today.

He was commenting on GPS’ position regarding any possible no-confidence motion tabled against Muhyiddin when Parliament reconvenes.

On Wednesday Barisan Nasional (BN) and United Malay National Organisation (Umno) MPs said it will not support a no-confidence motion against Muhyiddin.

In a joint statement, the 41 BN MPs hoped that the Parliament sitting would focus on the people-oriented issues as the nation is still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I am happy to hear Umno and BN are taking similar stand like the PN government, to set aside politics and to address Covid-19 and the people’s problem first,” Wan Junaidi, who is also Federal Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, said.

On the method of holding the parliamentary session when the movement control order is still in force, the Santubong MP said the government, on the advise of the Health Ministry, is not holding any physical face to face meeting.

“Therefore, if there is any Parliament meeting, it must also follow the same — conforming to the standard operating procedures set by the Health Ministry.

“If that is so, then Parliament has to come up with solutions on how to amend the Standing Orders and Rules to accommodate the virtual sitting requirements,” he said.