No terms set for GPS support for Dr M, says Abang Johari

Abang Johari Tun Openg

MIRI: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) did not set any terms and conditions for its unanimous support for interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to continue leading the country, said its chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

The chief minister, when met after officiating at an event here tonight, said he did not talk terms with Dr Mahathir when he met him in Kuala Lumpur but said that this would be discussed later.

“I first said to the (Interim) Prime Minister, according to the mandate given to me by the component party that we will support him as PM. There is nothing else. That’s it. I said we will support.

“The terms, later,” he said without explaining what those terms were or when they would be discussed.

Abang Johari reiterated that he did not want the country to be in chaos and that he wanted long term political stability.

“Thirdly, we are facing economic challenges, not just externally, but also internally. We want to further boost the country’s economy because in the last quarter, our economy dropped 3.6 percent, and that gives the impression that the economy is not very good,” he said.

Hence, he said what needed to be done is to lay out policies that benefit the country.

Asked what GPS he thought of Dr Mahathir’s statement today on creating a non-partisan government, Abang Johari said GPS supported it.

“Whatever decision that is for betterment, we in GPS will support,” he said.

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