KUCHING: The sentiment of the people is clearly against the opposition parties in the state, said Sarawak United People’s Party president Dr Sim Kui Hian after the landslide victory by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition in the state elections yesterday.
Sim retained his Batu Kawah seat with an increased majority of 5,393 votes. He said the people, especially the Chinese community, were clearly against those who did not perform, and who broke promises and lied to the public.
Thanking the voters, he said he and deputy president Richard Riot would continue to pursue the trust of the people, even in the seats which SUPP didn’t win.
Speaking to GPS and SUPP supporters at the GPS command centre here, he said “we have a lot of work to do because the people have put their trust in us” and pledged to continue to fullfil the party’s manifesto (pledges) “because politics is long term and not a publicity stunt”.
Sim obtained 7,827 votes against Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen of DAP (2,434 votes), Fong Pau Teck of Aspirasi (133) and Chai Kueh Khun of Parti Bumi Kenyalang (756). Fong and Chai lost their deposits.
GPS comprises SUPP, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).