4 parties in ruling pact to become one, CM hints


Desmond Davidson

Sarawak voters are no longer interested in communal-based parties, warns a state leader, urging Gabungan Parti Sarawak to abandon the BN model. – AFP pic, January 13, 2020.

THE chief minister has for the first time hinted that the four-party state ruling coalition, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), could eventually merge into a single party.

Abang Johari Openg, when asked at a special media conference in conjunction with his third anniversary in office if the other three parties – Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) – are all on the same wavelength with his party, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) in their move forward, said they are and “eventually we will be under one”.


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