Don’t sell out country for a few ministerial posts, GPS told

Lim at the fundraiser yesterday. – Borneo Post picture

By Jack Lapidus

GABUNGAN Parti Sarawak (GPS) should not sell out the country’s future for a few ministerial positions in the federal cabinet, says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

With GPS now working together with Perikatan Nasional (PN), he said the state ruling coalition had allowed Umno and PAS, two parties which were rejected by Malaysians, to become part of the federal government, Borneo Post reported.

“Well, congratulations to GPS because they can finally go back to being cabinet members.

But we need to ask – is the price too high? Is that the wish, the intention or decision of Sarawakians?” he said at the party fundraising dinner in Kuching on Saturday.

The former finance minister questioned the logic of the new ‘backdoor government’ which consisted of parties that lost in the last general election or were rejected by the people.

“We need to respect and obey the decisions and choices made by the people because they are the ones who decide the government, rather than having a ‘backdoor government’.

“We (PH) wanted a new Malaysia where there would not only be democracy but integrity and respect for every Malaysian. But now what we fought for during the 2018 general election has been taken over by a new darkness,” he said.

He, however, gave his assurance that DAP will not surrender and will continue to fight for democracy in the country.

He also called on Sarawakians to make their views known by applying pressure on GPS in the next state election.

GPS chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg had announced on Saturday that the state coalition will be joining the federal government under the PN plus GPS formula.



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