KOTA KINABALU: Parti Gagasan Rakyat Sabah is firm in its stand to reject any form of attempt to overthrow the government.
Sulaman Gagasan Rakyat division deputy chief Datuk Abd Kassim Razali said the party would not support any of such irresponsible attempts if any arise.
“Hence, I wish to propose that Gagasan Rakyat as a whole continue to support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim - PMX, to lead the federal unity government,” he said.
He said this when presenting several motions at the party’s Sulaman division annual meeting recently.
The Sulaman division is led by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.
Kassim said the party firmly believed that a stable government was important in ensuring continuous development and progress for the state and country.
He said Anwar had also proven that he was committed to taking care of the two Borneo states through the various initiatives and reformations planned, including giving more empowerment to Sabah and Sarawak in allowing both states to carry out projects under RM50mil directly.
“Looking forward, it is clear that political stability plays a vital role in ensuring that all government plans and policies go as well,” he said.
“We do not want to acknowledge any form of movement that can overthrow this current government,” Kassim added.
Apart from this motion, he also laid out two more points - one to support the Sabah Maju Jaya initiative and the other, calling on the Federal Government to assist and work together with Sabah to end hardcore poverty in the state.
He said the SMJ initiative focuses on various properly identified economic and social areas to develop the state, more so after the Covid-19 pandemic.
On eradicating hardcore poverty, Kassim said that the government must be closer to the grassroots to better identify issues and find solutions.
He said a better plan to change and improve the livelihood of the people can only be achieved if leaders and lawmakers have a proper understanding of what is happening on the ground.
He said local approaches that work for the different districts and different communities must be applied in the effort to bridge the economic gaps of the people.
“All stakeholders, be it from the state or federal, must work together to make this work,” said Kassim.