By S. Harrish
SARAWAK Pakatan Harapan will not close its doors on possible discussions with other political parties that also advocates the same agenda that includes taking over from GPS and carry out reforms and transformation.
The opposition coalition said in a statement today that its distinctive struggles were different compared to other political parties, including Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB).
“The PH coalition has declared its struggles objectively. It is not solely on the intention to change the incumbent state government or take over from the GPS state administration but to establish a government that practise fairness, transparency and trustworthy,” it said in a statement.
“The core struggles of PH will not be compromised. The coalition remains steadfast in fighting for fairness for all and to continue the Reformation Movement.”
The secretariat said GPS has failed to resolve issues affecting the people for the past 57 years, including Native Customary Rights (NCR), public service, hardcore poor community, comprehensive public facilities, anti-corruption, quality education infrastructure, and attention towards the environment.
For instance, the coalition said that it will propose a solution on the NCR issue that is starkly different from the current government’s approach.
“Pakatan Harapan will continue to fight for a transparent government with integrity, whereby the revenue collected by the state will be utilised responsibly with equitable distribution for development in urban and rural areas, irrespective of race,” it said.
The secretariat said that its strength was derived from people’s support and it had a clear long-term planning for the development of the state, as told by its state chairman Chong Chieng Jen, who is also state DAP chief.
“We will execute the reformation and transformation movement. These are not just rhetoric but anchored on clear agendas, and it will be carried out in stages and systematically,” said the secretariat.