Sarawak Pakatan still treats GPS as foe


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MIRI: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) may be ready to work with the Federal Government but the state’s Opposition has not declared a truce.

State DAP deputy chairman Chiew Ching Sing said Sarawak Pakatan Harapan, which includes DAP, PKR and Amanah, will take on GPS in the next state elections due by 2021.

He said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party, Parti Rakyat Sarawak and Progressive Democratic Party were still on the other side of the political divide.

“They may have declared themselves as Pakatan friendly but since they are not part of Sarawak Pakatan, we still have to fight them in the next state polls which will be held in less than three years,” Chiew told The Star.

Chiew, who is state assemblyman for Tanjung Batu, added it was pointless for former Sarawak Barisan Nasional parties to rename their coalition without changing how they administered the state.

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Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/13/swak-pakatan-still-treats-gps-as-foe/