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COMMENT | Bersatu, PAS, just leave Sarawak alone

COMMENT | Umno, MCA, MIC and the other BN components pre-GE14 in 2018 understood it all along.

In Sarawak, PBB is the big brother and the boss. BN partners in Malaya have no business in Sarawak politics and do not get a single seat to contest, either at the state or parliamentary level, in the Borneo territory.

This was the then Sarawak BN’s way and everyone, including big boss Umno, respected it. In fact, they were happy with this arrangement as long as the “fixed deposit” of the Sarawak BN was ensured.

Fast forward to today. BN no longer exists in Sarawak. It is history! After BN’s defeat in GE14 in 2018, the coalition’s components in Sarawak, namely PBB, SUPP, PRS and PDP, announced their resignation from BN and formed their own group, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

Sarawak will be staging its 12th state election next month. After the Election Commission meets on Nov 24, an announcement on the nomination and polling dates is expected. I expect polling on the weekend of Dec 18-19, which is less than a month away.

It has been made clear by PBB top leaders that GPS will...

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