Tuesday, November 29

S’wak DAP looks forward to working with GPS under unity govt


Alan Ling

MIRI (Nov  25): Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) is looking forward to the unity government led by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in collaboration with Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and other partners in restoring Sarawak’s eroded rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Sarawak DAP secretary Alan Ling expressed confidence that both PH and GPS will work along very well with better communication, exchanges and interactions under the unity government.

“Politics is about people, and a fresh start should be what we (PH) had promised in PRU15 (15th general election (GE15)) manifesto – to truly restore the rights to the Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak, and PH must be able to fulfil its pledges within the period of its five-year mandate,” he said.

He also looked forward to PH and GPS realising their common goal of lifting up the people’s standard of living, to improve conditions in every aspects and to bring about better life for the people.

“I wish for the prosperity and progress of Malaysia and the people to live and work in peace and contentment.

“Rivalry is fine but confined to competing ideas and policies, not individual nor personal. If we share the noble objectives, we can work together harmoniously with political maturity and good wisdom,” he said.

DAP National chairman Lim Guan Eng on Thursday offered an open apology to Sarawak and its leaders for any offensive remarks he may have made.

His apology came shortly after his party’s secretary-general Anthony Loke’s that morning in a bid to mend the thorny relations with Sarawak’s ruling GPS and for Malaysia to move forward.

Loke said he paid an official visit to Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Abang Openg’s residence in Kuching on Thursday with Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Ling and Dapsy Sarawak chief Peter Hee echoed the open apology to Sarawak, Abang Johari and GPS, saying it showed the magnanimity one should have in politics.