SIBU: The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is the new vessel to safeguard the state’s rights, says Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Snowdan Lawan, as he stressed the importance of protecting Sarawak’s rights.
The PRS Youth chief was speaking at MUC hall here on Sunday night when welcoming the arrival of GPS convoy led by Layar assemblyman Gerald Rentap Jabu, who is also PBB Youth chief.
Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee together with about 1,000 supporters of locally-based component parties of GPS were also there.
The event was also attended by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) deputy president II Datuk Chieng Buong Toon, Youth chief Michael Tiang and a political secretary to the Chief Minister, Romeo Christopher Tegong.
The GPS convoy is on its Sibu-leg of a statewide tour.
Snowdan added: “We have Sarawak-based GPS to fight for the rights of Sarawakians and Sarawak-based parties know what is best for the state – not those Malayan-based parties.”
He noted that there are many sentiments across Sarawak as people are not satisfied when the new federal government has failed to fulfill many of the promises made in its manifesto.
“That is why Sarawakians are tired of what PH leaders had said – there are many ‘U-Turns’ in their decisions. We don’t need Peninsula-based parties to tell us what to do.
“Sarawak-based GPS is the way forward,” he reiterated.
GPS was formed in June last year, comprising local political parties, namely the PBB, PRS, SUPP and PDP.
These parties used to be under the BN, but quit the coalition after the 14th general election on May 9 last year after Pakatan Harapan took over Putrajaya.