GPS not involved in PH plot to retake Putrajaya

Tan Sri James Masing

By Chew Lip Song

GABUNGAN Parti Sarawak (GPS) will stay loyal to PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and wants no part in Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) bid to reclaim the federal government.

“Talk that we will be joining PH is fake news,” Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sr James Masing said, The Malay Mail reported. He was referring to swirling rumours that GPS, with 18 federal lawmakers, will help PH form a new federal government.

Masing, who is also the deputy chief minister, said he has not heard of any discussion within GPS supporting PH returning to power in the federal government.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said such talk was designed to cause uncertainty and destabilise the present PN federal government.

“GPS will not want to be a part in this move to create instability and oust the present PN federal government,” he stressed.

The state tourism, arts and culture minister said Malaysians are sick of all the politicking and wish to see the present government move on.

He said the PN federal government so far has been doing just fine despite the movement control order (MCO) and Covid-19 pandemic.

“Whoever wishes and aspires to take over must wait until the end of this parliamentary tenure and if the people give them the mandate, PH can be the next government,” Karim said, adding they just need to be patient and not to create political instability.

Last week, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had claimed that he and Tun Dr Mahathir had the support of 129 MPs – more than the minimum 112 required to reclaim Putrajaya.

The admission came amid talks that two Bersatu MPs would defect but one of them had denied the rumour while the other expressed willingness to quit as deputy minister and support PH.


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