KUCHING, April 4 – The Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) has been urged not to question the political philosophy and purpose of the struggle of the Sarawak Bersatu Party (PSB) if it wishes to cooperate for the upcoming national elections.
The PSB said today that it firmly adheres to its goal of bringing change to the people of Sarawak after 57 years of rule by the same parties that impoverished the people, despite the state being one of the territories. the richest in Malaysia.
“Our philosophy is that Sarawak’s wealth is for its people and not for the privileged few,” the party said in a statement in response to the statement by Sarawak PH President Chong Chieng Jen yesterday.
He said he fought alone until today, in order to overthrow the Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS) which is cooperating with Umno and the theocratic PAS to form the federal government Perikatan Nasional (PN).
“We have never lowered our heads so far. We would rather work hard than lose our principles, let alone lose our results, ”said the PSB.
However, he said he was ready to discuss with any opposition party the allocation of seats in the upcoming national elections on the assumption that the other party is sincere.
“The common enemy of the opposition parties is the GPS,” said the PSB.
Yesterday, Chong said that PH was still open to the possibility of working with PSB if the two could come to a consensus on their political struggle and goal.
He reportedly said that the PSB struggle had not been very clear and that on top of that the party supporters were figures or groups of “colored backgrounds”.
Chong, who is also president of Sarawak DAP, said that PH is fighting for a more equitable distribution and sharing of state wealth and resources, as well as good governance, while the PSB does not really have defined a clear agenda or objective for his struggle.