KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pic) appears to have ruled out working with DAP in the ongoing political crisis, but says the state's ruling GPS would prioritise saving Malaysia.
Without naming DAP, he said Sarawak would not support a party which accused the state of going bankrupt.
"It's a pity that our country is now in turmoil. There are parties which are asking for our help. One party said we will go bankrupt in three years' time. Now it wants our support. Paloi (stupid) for us to support those who say we will go bankrupt," he said.
"We have to be careful because this party wants to take over Sarawak and accused us of not knowing how to run the state," he said when launching the Belaga and Murum GPS zone in the upriver town of Belaga in central Sarawak on Saturday (Feb 29).
Abang Johari also said GPS would put the national interest and Sarawak's rights first in deciding who to support to lead the country.
"We want to save Malaysia first and secondly we give priority to Sarawak's interests. This is GPS' stand. We want Malaysia to be peaceful.
"If there is any decision to be made, GPS leaders will decide number one, the national interest, and number two, the rights of Sarawak," he said.