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GPS ties with PN still intact, says Sarawak leader

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu president Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says PN's decision to contest in Sarawak is 'just politics'.

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Party workers put up Gabungan Parti Sarawak flags in Kota Samarahan ahead of the Nov 19 polls. Photo: Bernama
Party workers put up Gabungan Parti Sarawak flags in Kota Samarahan ahead of the Nov 19 polls. Photo: Bernama

The relationship between Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) is still intact even though PN is contesting four parliamentary seats in Sarawak at the 15th general election (GE15), Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) president Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says.

"This (PN’s decision to contest in Sarawak) is just politics. Just because they are contesting in Sarawak, it doesn’t mean that they have become our (GPS) enemy.

"In fact, we have been with PN (in forming the federal government) long before the dissolution of Parliament, and our relationship is still intact," he said at a press conference in Kuching today.

GPS comprises PBB, the Sarawak United People’s Party, Parti Rakyat Sarawak and the Progressive Democratic Party.

Karim said in the spirit of democracy, GPS would have to go up against PN in the four parliamentary constituencies, namely Saratok, Lubok Antu, Bintulu and Batang Lupar.

"Even with a heavy heart, we have to go up against them and we will give the chance for the voters to decide," he said.

The Election Commission has set polling on Nov 19 and early voting on Nov 15.

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