KUCHING, Nov 6 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) tonight launched its 15th general election manifesto, with the theme of "Stability, Progress and Prosperity".
GPS chairman Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg said it contains one direction, five main pillars, 25 thrusts and 215 commitments towards a developed status by the year 2030 for Sarawak.
“The manifesto will pay special attention to B40, M40, youth, women, children, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, town and rural dwellers, civil servants and all strata of societies,” he said.
“During the state election last year, I said we would set up a sovereign wealth fund for the future of our children, God willing, we will table a Bill at the coming State Assembly to set up the fund,” he said.
He said GPS considers its manifesto as a form of a pledge and commitment to voters in Sarawak and would determine the direction and future of the public.
“As equal partners in the Federation of Malaysia, the people of Sarawak must ensure a landslide victory for GPS,” he said.
He said as a coalition of credible local parties GPS is committed to fighting for the restoration of the rights and privileges of Sarawak in line with the aspirations of the founding fathers of Malaysia.
“The full mandate of Sarawak voters would enable GPS to have a strong voice in Parliament,” he said, adding that with more representatives, the state will have a bigger voice to enable us to formulate laws that benefit Sarawak.
He said the interests of Sarawak will also be prioritised by the federal government when formulating its policies, initiatives and allocation of development funds.
He accused the then Pakatan Harapan administration of cancelling many development projects without any second thoughts about the fate of the public.
“This must be taken as a lesson so that history does not repeat itself,” he said.
"We need to avoid an unstable political situation in Malaysia, especially when the country faces global economic uncertainties.”