Petition calling for GPS to reject pact with PN garnered over 23,000 signatures

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A petition calling for Christian MPs from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to reject any collaboration with Perikatan Nasional (PN) to form the next government has garnered over 23,400 signatures as at 9.45pm.

Bernama

The petition was launched yesterday on Change.org after a Sarawak assemblyman called on GPS to reject any alliance with PN and its component party PAS, claiming that they were “racist bigots”.

Former Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian said MPs in the state must preserve the harmony that existed in Sarawak’s multiracial and multi-religious society.

He then alluded to a statement by PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin about purported attempts to Christianise Malaysia by Pakatan Harapan.

Muhyiddin has since stated that his speech was taken out of context by PN’s rivals to tarnish his image.

Baru also said PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang had shown himself to be a “religious and racist bigot” after Hadi had blamed non-Muslims as being the root of corruption.

On Monday, GPS chairman Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg said the coalition would join an alliance of PN, BN and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah to establish a government. BN has since said no talks had been held with GPS or PN.

However, it was reported that sources said that GPS decided to join forces with PN as it thought that BN had agreed to be part of the equation to form a new federal government. – NST