Gabun­gan Parti Sarawak will safe­guard state’s rights, says Snow­dan

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SIBU: The Gabun­gan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is the new ves­sel to safe­guard the state’s rights, says As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Youth and Sports Datuk Snow­dan Lawan, as he stressed the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing Sarawak’s rights.

The PRS Youth chief was speak­ing at MUC hall here on Sun­day night when wel­com­ing the ar­rival of GPS con­voy led by La­yar as­sem­bly­man Ger­ald Ren­tap Jabu, who is also PBB Youth chief.

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Tech­no­log­i­cal Re­search Dr An­nuar Ra­paee to­gether with about 1,000 sup­port­ers of lo­cally­based com­po­nent par­ties of GPS were also there.

The event was also at­tended by Sarawak United Peo­ple’s Party ( SUPP) deputy pres­i­dent II Datuk Chieng Buong Toon, Youth chief Michael Tiang and a po­lit­i­cal sec­re­tary to the Chief Min­is­ter, Romeo Christo­pher Te­gong.

The GPS con­voy is on its Sibu-leg of a statewide tour.

Snow­dan added: “We have Sarawak- based GPS to fight for the rights of Sarawakians and Sarawak-based par­ties know what is best for the state - not those Malayan-based par­ties.”

He noted that there are many sen­ti­ments across Sarawak as peo­ple are not sat­is­fied when the new fed­eral gov­ern­ment has failed to ful­fill many of the prom­ises made in its man­i­festo.

“That is why Sarawakians are tired of what PH lead­ers had said – there are many ‘ U-Turns’ in their de­ci­sions. We don’t need Penin­sula-based par­ties to tell us what to do.

“Sarawak-based GPS is the way for­ward,” he re­it­er­ated.

GPS was formed in June last year, com­pris­ing lo­cal po­lit­i­cal par­ties, namely the PBB, PRS, SUPP and PDP.

These par­ties used to be un­der the BN, but quit the coali­tion af­ter the 14th gen­eral elec­tion on May 9 last year af­ter Pakatan Hara­pan took over Pu­tra­jaya.

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