Sarawak Premier highlights politics as platform for state, country development

The Sarawak Premier, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg, emphasised the importance of a common political platform for the development of the state, country, and community. He asserted that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is dedicated to serving and safeguarding the rights of Sarawak and its people.

“Our politics should be the right politics with the right intentions. We will work together no matter which party, because ultimately it is the people we want to protect,” he said at the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) Triennial General Assembly (TGA) held at Dinner World Restaurant on Saturday.

The Premier highlighted that GPS is a local political platform, which will fight for Sarawakians regardless of their background. He stressed the importance of unity, stating, “When we are united, the pillars are strong, when the pillars shake it will collapse — to make a house, it takes time… with the planning, designing, the room, kitchen, at least it will take six months or a year, but it is easy to destroy.”

He added that building Sarawak has been an ongoing process for 60 years, and the focus is on defending and developing the state based on existing successes while upgrading it to a higher level.

In addition, the Premier expressed satisfaction with the smooth running of the TGA. “They already have a committee that I believe can adapt to the political changes that exist. Politics is a platform for us to develop the state, the country and also the community,” he said.

Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing was re-elected unopposed as PDP president at the party’s 2023 TGA on Saturday.

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