GE15: GPS MPs summoned to Istana Negara

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022

KUCHING: Senior MPs representing Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) have been summoned to Istana Negara on Wednesday (Nov 23).

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Datuk Joseph Salang confirmed that the MPs had been summoned for an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

"They are on their way to the Istana now," he said when contacted on Wednesday (Nov 23).

He said Kanowit MP Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang was in the delegation representing PRS, but added that he had no further details.

PRS is one of four component parties in GPS. The others are lynchpin Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP).

It is learnt that PBB's Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof is leading the delegation, which also consists of Kapit MP Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi from PBB and Serian MP Datuk Seri Richard Riot from SUPP.

Last Sunday (Nov 20), Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg had announced GPS' preference to work with Perikatan Nasional, Barisan Nasional and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) to form the new government.

He also said GPS backed Perikatan chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to be the prime minister.

However, as Barisan opted to stay neutral, GPS issued a statement on Tuesday (Nov 22) saying that it was leaving the appointment of the prime minister to the discretion of the King.

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