Don’t rock the boat, advice to Karim

Kuching: Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamza opined that there is no need for a merger between the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and Parti Sarawak Rakyat (PRS), which are constituent parties of Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS).

While PDP leader Datuk Seri Tiong King Singh said he was open to merging with PRS, Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Party (PBB) deputy leader said GPS had reached a good balance. He said that the constituent parties should merge. Don’t rock the boat.

“Looking at the merger between PDP and the former Parti Sarawak (PSB), we welcome this merger because it is good for Sarawakians.

“But if two of the four GPS constituent parties decide to merge, how do you think the other two will feel? This is for Tiong to look at the bigger picture. Personally, “We believe that such a merger is unnecessary.”

Karim made this statement at a press conference while attending the Aidilfitri rally organized by Samarahan Regional Integrated Development Authority (IRSDA) held at Baitul Makmur Building 2 here today.

Tiong recently commented that PDP is open to merging with PRS, but said it ultimately depends on the latter. He was commenting on Julau MP Larry Sun’s proposal for a possible merger of PDP and PRS, which Sun said would strengthen the ruling GPS party and “the Dayak cause.”

Mr Tiong said anyone was free to propose a merger, but PRS must make decisions based on its “vision and mission”.

“For PDP, our door is always open. We welcome everyone to see it at any time. Most importantly, at the end of the day, we are here to save the country, especially the state (Sarawak). “We have to come together as one team,” he said.

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