By S. Harrish
IT is time for GPS leaders particularly those from SUPP to break their silence on the recent Statutory Declarations signed in support of Umno’s Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri.
DAP’s Michael Kong said that SUPP’s Lo Khere Chiang only recently had asked Sarawak DAP to declare its stance about a hypothetical scenario of cooperating with Umno.
“Not only was GPS always in partnership with Umno, but has also chosen to side with Pas. This has been confirmed today when all the GPS MPs reportedly supported Ismail Sabri’s bid to be the Prime Minister.”
He said in a statement today that recent events had allowed GPS to rewrite history by supporting Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as a Prime Minister candidate.
“With Shafie helming the country coupled with his desire to enforce MA63 for Sabah, it was the perfect opportunity for Sarawak to support a leader who has the will to achieve a common goal.
“However, GPS refused to support his bid. Questions are aplenty particularly whether GPS is indeed serious about getting back our rights pursuant to MA63 or are they just interested in embarking on another shopping trip to London?”
Kong, who is Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen’s special assistant, said the current decision by GPS to support Ismail Sabri is akin to a circumvention of the 2018 general election results.
“For this, the people should always remember that GPS is at the end of the day a party doing all of Umno’s work in Sarawak. GPS may have rebranded itself from Barisan Nasional but a leopard never changes its spots,” he said.