PM Announces Gabungan Rakyat Sabah Alliance

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The opposition in Sabah will form a new coalition government called Gabungan Rakyat Sabah if it wins the 16th state elections, which begin today, said Muhyiddin Yassin.

“Perikatan Nasional or Barisan Nasional or PBS cannot form the Sabah government by itself even if they win all their seats. As such, it has to band together to win the state,” the prime minister said at the Bersatu office in Sulaman today.


“Our desire is to change the government from Warisan to Perikatan and its allies,” said Muhyiddin.

BN and PBS are allies of the PN-led federal government but are going into the Sabah polls on September 26 as separate entities.

“We sat together last night and arrived at this consensus. All parties agreed to go through this together and fight to win Sabah.

“This is a good sign that we are united in our determination to form the government on September 26,” he said during his speech at the Tuaran Bersatu office in Sulaman this morning where he had arrived to support Bersatu Sabah chief Datuk Seri Hajiji Mohd Noor.

Muhyiddin said that the alliance would work as a team to ensure all its component representatives had the best possible chance of winning.

“At every level of the parties, we need to put aside any differences and build each other up. That is the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah spirit,” he said.

He urged Bersatu members to work with its components and allies which currently consist of Umno, Parti Bersatu Sabah, Sabah Progressive Party, Party Solidarity Tanah Airku, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah, and MCA.

“No one party can do this on its own and win. Only the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah together can build a strong stable government,” he said.