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Saturday, February 29, 2020

GPS will not support a coalition that includes DAP, says Sarawak Dep CM

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will not support a coalition that includes DAP in the ongoing political crisis, says Tan Sri James Masing.
The Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister said this was one of the conditions the ruling state coalition will consider when it meets on Sunday (Mar 1) to decide who to back as prime minister.
"GPS will come into a coalition without DAP. Whatever the coalition is, DAP must not be in it," he told Astro Awani's Consider This programme on Friday night (Feb 28).
Masing said this was because of DAP’s "administrative arrogance", adding that the party did whatever it pleased without listening to others.
He cited Lim Guan Eng as an example, saying the former Finance Minister had announced that Sarawak would go bankrupt within three years when he came to the state last year.
"It was irresponsible of Lim as Finance Minister to say that. That to us is administrative arrogance," he said.
Masing said GPS' other conditions were that the national and Sarawak’s interests must be taken into account.
He said GPS wanted the Malaysia Agreement 1963 to be included in the Federal Constitution and that Sarawak be given a larger share of revenue from its oil and gas.
Masing, who heads GPS component Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), also said the state coalition would meet in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to decide its position.
"Until that meeting has taken place, only then will we know where we stand in terms of who will be the next prime minister," he said. - Star

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