Soon Koh: PSB has not made official request to join GPS
KUCHING: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has not made any official request to join Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
This was revealed by PSB president Dato Sri Wong Sooon Koh yesterday after the launch of the party’s new logo and extraordinary delegates conference (EDC) by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at Crown Towers here.
“All I can say now is, when we reach the bridge, we will cross it – as of now, we have not made any official request to join GPS,” Wong, who is Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce, told reporters before attending the EDC.
He also pointed out that the EDC was a rebranding process of the party in order to project a more multi-racial image.
Earlier, Abang Johari told reporters that the question of whether or not PSB had applied to join GPS – Sarawak’s ruling coalition of local political parties namely Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) of which Abang Johari is the president, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) – should be asked to party leaders.
Meanwhile, PSB secretary-general George Lo said there was ‘nothing concrete at this juncture’ on the request from former elected representatives to join the party.
Nevertheless, Lo said ‘the door is always open for people to join the party’.
“Our door is always open to those who share the same idea and vision that we (PSB) have. We will not reject any particular person – not necessarily any elected representative, but any person who wishes to join the party (can join),” he said.
PSB has about 40,000 members and 26 branches across Sarawak.