Sarawak to re-look ties with PN government
GPS is only a partner to PN. We are not a member of PN.
(FMT) – The Sarawak government will make a decision soon on the state’s relations with the Perikatan Nasional-led (PN) federal government, chief minister Abang Johari Openg said.
Without elaborating, he hinted that it was related to the state’s demands to restore its rights as stipulated under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
“(The efforts to restore Sarawak’s rights under) MA63 is being carried out and I’m confident we will make a decision soon on the state’s relations in the federation of Malaysia,” he said in his speech during a meet-the-people session at the Lubok Antu Sports Complex here, today.
According to Abang Johari, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), the state’s ruling coalition, remained as a partner to PN in the federal government.
“GPS is only a partner to PN. We are not a member of PN. Our policy is (to be) more autonomous and independent in developing the state,” said Abang Johari, who is also the president of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), a member of GPS.
Besides PBB, other members of GPS which was formed in June 2018 are the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP); Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).
Abang Johari arrived in Lubok Antu at 10.30am by a helicopter from Kuching, some 260km from here, to attend a briefing by various enforcement agencies at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex here.
Lubok Antu is a district bordering the region of Kalimantan in Indonesia. He was later taken to visit the Lubok Antu Waterfront Project before attending the meet-the-people session at the sports complex.