Abang Johari: GPS backs Muhyiddin for political stability
Posted on : 01 Apr 2021  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Abang Johari delivering his speech at the gathering with civil servants in Kuching which was officiated by Muhyiddin. – Photo by Ukas

KUCHING (April 1): Gabungan Parti Sarawak has decided to support Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister to ensure future political stability, said the state ruling coalition’s chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

The chief minister said Malaysia would prosper under Muhyiddin’s leadership, adding that the prime minister had done much to help Sarawak during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“In the future, if we have good political stability, it will help attract investments and development. Because of that, GPS supports the prime minister to be the prime minister because this brings stability to the country.

“And I believe that if the country is stable, we can face even greater challenges. Even today with Covid-19, you (Muhyiddin) have really steered us on how to tackle the problem,” he told a gathering of state civil servants with the prime minister here this morning.

In his speech later, Muhyiddin, who is on his first visit to the state since he became prime minister last year, thanked Abang Johari for his support.

“I did not expect it. This special support from the Sarawak chief minister as the leader of the government, not just now but for the future as well. May our prayers be answered,” the prime minister said.

Meanwhile, Abang Johari also pointed the importance of the state government having a good relationship with the federal government.

Thanks to a good relationship between the state and federal government, he said civil servants were  able to do their work well and contribute to the state’s development.

“There is good relationship that the civil servants of both and federal have in the state. We want to keep that way here,” he said.

Apart from that, he also said Sarawak had largely improved the standard of its education through the Centre of Technical Excellence (Centexs), and the effort continues to be enhanced with assistance from the Federal government.

He added that the federal government had also approved the Sarawak University of Technology College (UCTS) as a full university and the Sarawak International Advanced Technology College (iCATS) as a university college.

“These new opportunity would open a step further for Sarawak to collaborate with stakeholders, especially researchers to explore new methods through technology,” he said.

Having said that, Abang Johari also felt Sarawak needed to find new approaches to strengthen the state’s economy and this could be achieved through collaboration between the federal government and the state with existing resources.