Datuk Idris Buang

KUCHING: Voters are reminded to take no chances in the upcoming state election by continuing their support for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang said the failure of Pakatan Harapan (PH) to deliver its promises when voted into power served as a timely reminder for Sarawak.

“Supporting other parties such as Gabungan Anak Sarawak (Gasak), Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) and Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), as the Malays would say, ‘don’t try something you are not certain of’.

“The story of PH in over 22 months tells us that they (the opposition) only joined arms to get into power and when they are in power, they didn’t know how to translate their wisdom to benefit the people.

“Sarawak suffered a lot from that, due to dilapidated schools, being called as bankrupt, projects of many kinds — large, medium and small are shelved including bridges, roads and many other things,” he said.

Idris said opposition parties should not be given the chance by voters as the parties are only recycling their rhetoric, their manifesto and wanted to have another bite of the apple.

“Giving them a chance will be a waste of time, waste of votes and it is a waste of our hopes. I think that there is no better choice than GPS. Not only it is the best option, it is the only choice,” he said.

The Muara Tuang assemblyman said opposition parties did not have the level of understanding needed to represent Sarawakians and they were only working to get themselves in power.

“If Sarawakians fall for their bait, we would have a disastrous impact,” he said.

Idris added, GPS on the other hand is proven and through the outcome of the State Sales Tax (SST) in terms of restoration of oil and gas rights, it had yielded significant and high impacts on the economy.

“We now have RM3 billion worth of revenue every year from SST and we have chances of better equities from joint ventures of all kinds in oil and gas industry. We also have good support from the prime minister and federal Cabinet,” he said.