KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is willing to work with any Sarawak-based political parties that are fighting for Sarawak’s rights.
GPS secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said any parties having the same aspiration do not pose any threat to the coalition.
“To me, in a political entity everything is a threat… so, if the parties are fighting for Sarawak just like GPS, we should work together rather than quarrel with each other,” he told reporters during the Gawai Dayak 2019 open house at the Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) Hall here, yesterday.
The Kapit MP was responding to questions on should GPS be worried with Parti Bumi Kenyalang’s (PBK) announcing it will contest in all 82 constituencies in the next state election.
He noted that the political scenario has changed and there was no guarantee of winning, but current state elected representatives must continue to work hard and serve the people well.
“Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has been very firm in demanding for Sarawak’s rights.
“Let Pakatan Harapan (PH) run the federal government, but GPS must continue to lead the state,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) under the GPS entity have been going to the ground to meet and explain to the people about the coalition’s objectives.
“The Election Commission (EC) has also approved our Hornbill logo and once we have covered all the areas by this year, I believe most people will understand our fight that is in line with our slogan to put ‘Sarawak First’.”