1,500 welcome GPS convoy in Selangau
SIBU: A crowd of 1,500 welcomed the Gabungan Parti Sarawak ( GPS) convoy at Selangau, near here yesterday.
Among them were Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira and Assistant Minister of Native Laws and Customs Datuk John Sikie Tayai, who is also Kakus assemblyman.
“There are about 1,200 people from Tamin and 300 from Kakus. People in Tamin and Kakus state constituencies have pledged to give full support to GPS as a local- based party,” Gira told The Borneo Post when contacted yesterday.
Meanwhile, it was reported that about 60 youths and women from the four component parties of GPS – Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu ( PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak ( PRS), Sarawak United People’s Party ( SUPP) and Progressive Democratic Party ( PDP) – were in the convoy to create awareness and promote the logo especially to the older generation in the rural areas.
The convoy, which is making 19 stops, started from Lawas, Limbang, before heading to Miri, Bintulu, Mukah, Selangau and Sibu. It will then continue to Kapit, Sarikei, Betong, Sri Aman, Balai Ringin, Serian, Siburan, Bau, Lundu, Batu Kawah, Sadong Jaya, and Samarahan.
The convoy members are led by Layar assemblyman Gerald Rentap Jabu who is also Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu ( PBB) Youth chief.
They will all converge in Kuching this Jan 19 for the official launching of GPS at Stadium Sarawak.