Muhyiddin announces Gabungan Rakyat Sabah in bid to wrest state govt

(FMT) – Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today announced the formation of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, an opposition coalition comprising Perikatan Nasional, Barisan Nasional and PBS.

Although they are allies in the PN-led federal government, BN and PBS are not part of the alliance.

Speaking before nominations for the election here this morning, Muhyiddin announced that Gabungan Rakyat Sabah is a result of discussions among the opposition parties.

“A decision was made to name this pact Gabungan Rakyat Sabah. This is a sign that we are united in wanting to form the (Sabah) government on Sept 26,“ he said, referring to polling day.

He was speaking at the Tuaran PPBM office, where Sabah PPBM chief Hajiji Noor is set to contest the Sulaman seat.

Also present was Umno Supreme Council member Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

Muhyiddin said Gabungan Rakyat Sabah will ensure all its partners work as a team, and called on their members at every level to put aside their differences as no one party could win the election.

“Only Gabungan Rakyat Sabah can form a strong government. We want Sabah to develop fast and if it is led by Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, we will surely be better than Warisan,” he said.

He said Warisan would not be able to match the strength of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, which would be aligned to the federal government.