Borneo bloc a potent force from the east

24/11/2022 3:41:00 AM

PETALING JAYA: The results of the 15th general election (GE15) has strengthened the Borneo bloc, comprising Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) and Gabungan P...

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PETALING JAYA: The results of the 15th general election (GE15) has strengthened the Borneo bloc, comprising Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) and Gabungan P...

Ashiqin Ariffin 24-11- 2022 08:40 AM Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu vice-president Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and GPS representatives meeting the media in Kuching yesterday after having an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur earlier in the day.Kota Kinabalu:.BERNAMAPIX KOTA KINABALU : Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) has dismissed an allegation that the coalition has declared war against Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN), its partner in the state government.A KUCHING (Nov 22): Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is leaving it to the wisdom of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to decide on the 10th prime minister who will lead in administering the country.

– BERNAMAPIC PETALING JAYA: The results of the 15th general election (GE15) has strengthened the Borneo bloc, comprising Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), which won the majority of the seats in East Malaysia, thus becoming a key force in any plan to form the federal government.The formation of the Borneo bloc would ensure the rights and best interests of the people of Sabah and Sarawak are safeguarded and they receive their rightful entitlements from the federal government.Joniston said Hajiji, the Sabah chief minister, valued his BN partners who are part of the state government.Former Cabinet minister Tan Sri Leo Moggie Irok said the collaboration between the two states, which resulted in the Borneo bloc, would place Sabah and Sarawak as kingmakers and serve as a reminder to the federal government of the conditions under which the two states joined the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia.“We have no reason to declare war on BN,” the Sabah Chief Minister said in a statement today.He said the bloc would allow Sabah and Sarawak to jointly present views, which would act as leverage in dealings with Putrajaya.“And I do think that Bung is also a very rational leader who would consider what is good for the state, what is good for the people,” he said at a press conference here.Leo added that the differences between East and Peninsular Malaysia have to be identified and recognised, with different approaches developed to address them.On Sunday, GPS announced that it had agreed to form a coalition Federal Government with PN, BN and GRS, and to support PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the 10th PM.

“For a start, for the Borneo bloc to serve the purpose of its establishment, the parties involved should work only with those who are willing to accept and understand the unique conditions prevailing in Sabah and Sarawak.“How can we achieve such a huge budget if there is no effectiveness or efficiency among our leaders? ADVERTISEMENT “I am confident that the government will remain intact as the leaders have the interest of the people and the state at heart.“However, when BN lost and UMNO (leader) was not eligible to be Prime Minister, the agreement was automatically invalidated.“This is essential for accelerated development, particularly in the rural and indigenous communities of the two states.I would also like to emphasise accepting religious pluralism as entrenched in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).Bung recently criticised Hajiji and accused him of declaring war on Sabah BN after the latter supported Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Muhyiddin Yassin as the next prime minister.” He also said the Borneo bloc could ensure politics and religion stay separate as religious freedom must be widely accepted and allowed to flourish and be practised among the people.“They met Tan Sri (Muhyiddin) on their own accord and I was not involved in the meeting at all,” he said.“Rural development involving infrastructure and education for the indigenous native communities must be given priority at the federal and state levels.Hajiji added that he hoped Sabah BN would continue to cooperate with GRS to govern the state.

“The terms of MA63 that may have eroded over time should be restored, especially state autonomy rights.” Echoing similar sentiments, University Malaya political analyst Prof Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi said the creation of the Borneo bloc would bring prosperous benefits to Sabah and Sarawak.* Do you have access to the Daily Express e-paper and online exclusive news? Check out subscription plans available.In GE15, GRS won six of the 13 parliamentary seats it contested, BN won seven of the 12 seats it vied for, while Bersatu vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee retained the Beluran seat on a PN ticket.“The bloc can negotiate for a better offer and at the same time, set certain terms and conditions to ensure continuous growth and more power for the two states because at this point, the only way to form a government is to work with it.” Awang Azman added that the opportunity will allow the bloc to play a vital role in national politics and ensure more focus is given to the aspirations of Sabahans and Sarawakians, in line with MA63.Meanwhile, Universiti Teknologi Mara School of Media and Information Warfare Studies Security and Political analyst Dr Noor Nirwandy Mat Noordin said the components that established the Borneo bloc must be studied in depth to ensure it does not negate the essence of MA63.

“The most important component of MA63 is to ensure that Sabah and Sarawak have a good relationship with Peninsular Malaysia.This is paramount in the context of national security, to avoid generating threats and instability towards the establishment of Malaysia and for Sabah and Sarawak itself,” he said..

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That’s fair enough. Henceforth, Borneo Bloc? On a wider scale, the new Government will usher in a new era of reason, truth, and justice. It shall perform with reason, be open with truth, and fair with justice. At least, that’s what anwaribrahim means to me. 😉

Bung, Hajiji won’t 'go to war', says Joniston | Daily Express Online - Sabah's Leading News PortalA Sabah leader has downplayed the friction between Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) chief Hajiji Noor and his Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) counterpart Bung Moktar Radin

GRS dismisses allegation of declaring war on Sabah BNGRS chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said that he and GRS had also campaigned for BN candidates in the just-concluded 15th General Election (GE15). theSun theSundaily Politics GE15Malaysia campaign candidates war declaration allegations It was 'war' ever since the fight for the CM-ship after the state elections. Just a truce was called, that's all. Don't kid yourself that everything is hunky-dory.

Gabungan Parti Sarawak leaves it to King's wisdom to decide on 10th PMKUCHING (Nov 22): Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is leaving it to the wisdom of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to decide on the 10th prime minister who will lead in administering the country.GPS in a statement here on Tuesday (Nov 22) said the interests of the country and the establishment of a stable Government should be above personal interests.'In view of the political turmoil in Peninsular Malaysia, GPS is of the opinion that the people's mandate To all mykawan Sarawakian,please be wise for the next election.

BN kekal pembangkang, tidak sokong mana-mana gabunganSetakat ini BN bersetuju kekal sebagai pembangkang. Balas jasa PH Sila baca dgn teliti.... Org mlayu. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

Warisan sokong gabungan BN, Pakatan | The Malaysian InsightShafie berkata ini kerana dua gabungan itu mempunyai bilangan kerusi untuk membentuk kerajaan .

Idea kerajaan gabungan: Ketepi idealisme, agenda parti'Ini bukan masanya untuk mengangkat panji kerajaan Pakatan Harapan (PH), Perikatan Nasional (PN) atau Barisan Nasional (BN). Ini adalah Kerajaan Gabungan Rakyat Malaysia.' Jangan pulak separuh jalan. Kena redha dgn apa ada sebelah kita. Allah swt menguji Jika ini yang terbaik wajar dilakukan demi kemakmuran negara... In Sha ALLAH Mcm pernah dgr kerajaan perpaduan/gabungan ni 😂