THE Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state ruling coalition is highly unlikely to change their support from Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to Tun Dr Mahathir or Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, opines political analyst Professor James Chin.
Chin, a professor of Asian Studies at the University of Tasmania in Australia, said that GPS in Sarawak has had a very bad experience with Pakatan Harapan (PH) when they are in the Federal Government.
“At the present moment, I think it is highly unlikely that GPS will certainly change its support from Muhyiddin to Mahathir or Anwar.
“I think the thinking in Kuching is that ‘we need to allow the new government to settle down and see how things are going before we revisit the issue of which side to support’,” said Chin in a radio interview with BFM.
On Parti Sarawak Bersatu’s (PSB) new members (Baru Bian and See Chee How), Chin opined that the action was due to the timeframe before the state election.
“We have a Sarawak state election coming soon. There won’t be enough time for the new party to get it up and running.
“They really had no choice but to look around for existing opposition political parties as PH doors were closed to them,” Chin added.
JAMES CHIN: DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE THE ROLE SARAWAK PLAYS IN DETERMINING WHO RUNS MALAYSIA. Interview with Business FM, 2 June 2020The role that Sarawak plays in determining who runs the country cannot be underestimated. Professor James Chin, Professor of the Asian Studies at the University of Tasmania gives an update on the local political scene and whether GPS will switch sides.
Posted by TVSarawak.com on Selasa, 2 Jun 2020