Datuk Idris Buang

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders and members need to use every endeavour to work out amicable solutions in resolving any differences on seats claims, said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang.

He said if seat-swapping among the component parties is necessary, what is important is that GPS wins in the elections.

The component parties of GPS are PBB, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).

“This is long as the bottom line shows a big win across the board for GPS to form a strong and stable state government under the able leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” he told New Sarawak Tribune when contacted on Tuesday (July 7).

The Muara Tuang assemblyman was asked to comment on PDP president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing’s views that banking on ‘traditional seats’ alone would spell trouble for GPS in the next election.

Idris said Tiong’s views that GPS should not blindly hold the culture of keeping ‘traditional seat’ was quite valid.

“The winnability of GPS in any particular area or seat has to be assessed realistically from various relevant factors and viewed from every angle.

“Therefore, only the best among the bests with a high degree of probability in securing a strong win would ideally be a candidate of choice. And Tiong has a valid point,” he said.