No new government tomorrow, says Karim

Anwar Ibrahim. – Malaysia Dateline photo.

By Emma Victoria

DESPITE being granted an audience with the King tomorrow, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not be able to form a new government, says Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu.

PBB vice president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the country should focus on fighting the spread of Covid-19 instead of forming a new government.

“We already have a good government and we should continue to support Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin,” he told the reporters after the launching of the D’Virtual Park in Kota Samarahan today.

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah – Picture from New Sarawak Tribune

“He (Muhyiddin) has done a great job, hasn’t he? He is doing well in handling the pandemic,” he said.

“So, I think Anwar will be disappointed and leave the Istana…” he said.

When asked about the upcoming Sarawak state election, Karim, who is also the Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, said GPS deserves to lead the state again.

“A lot of things (progress) are happening on the ground. For instance, the road and bridge projects and we even launched our own TV station last night.”

“We are doing things for the people, not only during election time. So, I think we should be given the mandate again,” he said.

Karim said some constituencies were facing some issues and delays due to shortage of contractors for their rural transformation projects.

“About 15 years ago, we were having problems implementing projects as we didn’t have the money. But the situation now is different, we have enough money but lack reliable contractors.

“So, this is also a good indication that we have managed the state prudently,” he said.

However, on when the state election will be called, he said only Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg has the prerogative to decide.

“The state election must be held before June next year, so it would likely be in the next few months.

“The Chief Minister has asked us to be prepared, so it will be soon,” he added.