PETALING JAYA: A petition calling for Christian MPs from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to reject any collaboration with Perikatan Nasional to form the next government has garnered over 23,400 signatures as at 9.45pm.
The petition on Change.org was launched yesterday after a Sarawak assemblyman called on GPS to reject any alliance with Perikatan Nasional and its component party PAS, claiming that they were “racist bigots”.
Baru Bian, a former head of Sarawak PKR, said that MPs in the state must preserve the harmony that existed in Sarawak’s multiracial and multi-religious society.
He then alluded to a statement by PN chairman Muhyiddin Yassin about purported attempts to Christianise Malaysia by Pakatan Harapan.
Muhyiddin has since stated that his speech was taken out of context by PN’s rivals to tarnish his image.
Baru also said PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang had shown himself to be a “religious and racist bigot” after Hadi had blamed non-Muslims as being the root of corruption.
On Monday, GPS chairman Abang Johari Openg said the coalition would join an alliance of PN, BN and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah to establish a government. BN has since said no talks had been held with GPS or PN.
However, sources have informed FMT that GPS decided to join forces with PN as it thought that BN had agreed to be part of the equation to form a new federal government.