Teras still as­sess­ing sit­u­a­tion – Nan­sian

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KUCH­ING: Parti Te­naga Rakyat Sarawak ( Teras) has not de­cided which di­rec­tion it will be headed as the party is still tak­ing a look­see at the po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ment in the state and coun­try.

While wait­ing and look­ing around, Teras act­ing pres­i­dent Datuk Peter Nan­sian, how­ever, hinted that it would be good to join those who were ‘gen­uinely serv­ing the peo­ple’, which to him should be the core ob­jec­tive of go­ing into pol­i­tics.

“This is a time when we all look- see how things will de­velop be­fore we see how we can fit in, de­pend­ing on how our pol­i­tics will fur­ther evolve. We are not align­ing our­selves to any side yet,” he said af­ter hold­ing a press con­fer­ence on Gawai Car­ni­val Redeems 2018 yes­ter­day.

“We see who will come and ‘gerek’ (court) us but what­ever it is, know­ing and hav­ing a com­mon ob­jec­tive in pol­i­tics is good enough be­cause the main ob­jec­tive of pol­i­tics is to serve the peo­ple,” he added.

Nan­sian was re­spond­ing to a ques­tion about Teras’ stand in this new po­lit­i­cal cli­mate, whether to re­main in­de­pen­dent or pos­si­bly join­ing the newly formed Gabun­gan Parti Sarawak (GPS) or Pakatan Hara­pan ( PH).

“If you are gen­uinely go­ing into pol­i­tics to serve the peo­ple, I think it should be okay in my opin­ion.

“More­over, we join pol­i­tics for the sake of the peo­ple and de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. We see who is bet­ter at do­ing that. I think it will be good for us to join them or par­tic­i­pate,” he said of one of the fac­tors that would lure Teras to join.

Nan­sian, how­ever, quickly as­serted that he may or may not par­tic­i­pate, rea­son­ing that he is al­ready a re­tired politi­cian but would help if needed.

On the sta­tus of Teras, he said: “Teras is still there but we have not re­ally ac­ti­vated it be­cause we re­alised that the tide now is younger peo­ple are in­ter­ested and keen on go­ing into pol­i­tics.”

“So I think it is good for the younger ones to come in and carry on tak­ing the lead. We have to lis­ten to the as­pi­ra­tions of the peo­ple from time to time and adapt our­selves to the wish of the peo­ple for the good of the coun­try,” he added.

On GPS, he re­frained from com­ment­ing fur­ther be­sides say­ing to let the coalition prove them­selves and they would need to look at their vi­sion and mis­sion first.

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