Dissolution leads to new alliances

Kuching: The dissolution of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) and the subsequent joining of former party members to the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) bodes well for the future of Sarawak.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy leader Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamza has reiterated his belief in coming together for Sarawak’s prosperity.

“As I have said several times before, anything that unites Sarawakians is positive. One of the main reasons we engage in politics is to unite our people and promote the prosperity of the country. That’s it.

Therefore, I view the wholesale transfer of PSB leadership and members to PDP as beneficial for the future of Sarawak,” he told New Sarawak Tribune.

Abdul Karim commented on the official announcement of the dissolution of PSB at a welcome dinner for former PSB members held at a hotel in Sibu on Saturday evening, April 6th.

Asked whether Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS) supports incorporating former PSB leaders and members into the coalition government, Abdul Karim said, “The dissolution of PSB and the entry of its members into the PDP is It is an internal matter of the PDP.” With the dissolution of the PSB, those who join the PDP will do so as individuals and not under the banner of a political party. ”

Meanwhile, Parti Sarawak (PRS) leader Datuk Joseph Saran said independent members have the freedom to belong to a political party of their choice after the dissolution of PSB.

“The PRS remains unaffected given that the affected constituencies are outside our representation,” he said.

As for former PSB members’ participation in GPS, Saran said it would be left to the discretion of Prime Minister and GPS Chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, who is also a member of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP). He added that perspective should also be considered.

Saran also said that although there is a vetting process in place to vet each applicant, the party is accepting applications from anyone interested in joining.

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