Gabungan Parti Sarawak

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (unofficially translated as Sarawak Parties Coalition) or GPS is a Sarawak-based political alliance in Malaysia. It was established in 2018 by four former Barisan Nasional component parties following the coalition's defeat in the 2018 Malaysian general election.[7] It is currently the third-largest bloc in the Dewan Rakyat and forms the government in the state of Sarawak.

Sarawak Parties Coalition
Chinese name砂拉越政党联盟 Shālāyuè zhèngdǎng liánméng
Malay nameGabungan Parti Sarawak ݢابوڠن ڤرتي سراوق
AbbreviationGPS
ChairmanAbang Abdul Rahman Zohari
Vice ChairmenSim Kui Hian
Tiong King Sing
Joseph Salang Gandum
FounderAbang Abdul Rahman Zohari
Founded12 June 2018 (2018-06-12)
Legalised19 November 2018[1][2]
Split fromBarisan Nasional
HeadquartersKuching, Sarawak
NewspaperJiwa Bakti
Political positionCentre-right
Colours     Red and black
SloganUtamakan Sarawak (Sarawak First)[3][4][5]
Anthem
"GPS Utamakan Sarawak"[6]
"GPS Prioritises Sarawak"
Dewan Negara:
3 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
18 / 222
Sarawak State Legislative Assembly:
72 / 82

The coalition was formed on 12 June 2018, consisting of the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).[8][9] The coalition focuses on the state's interests and rights based on the Malaysia Agreement and remain an opposition at the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government despite the readiness to "cooperate and collaborate".[7] On 23 August 2018, its Chairman, Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari, announced that GPS has been registered and is awaiting the issuance of the official letter from the Registrar of Societies (RoS).[10] The coalition was finally legalised on 19 November 2018.[1][2]

Member parties and allied parties

Logo Name Ideology Leader(s) Seats
contested
2018 result Sarawak
seats only
Votes (%) Seats Composition
Member parties
PBB United Bumiputera Heritage Party
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu
National conservatism Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg 14
(Under BN)
1.825%
13 / 222
13 / 19
PRS Sarawak Peoples' Party
Parti Rakyat Sarawak
Centrism James Jemut Masing 6
(Under BN)
0.490%
2 / 222
2 / 19
PDP Progressive Democratic Party
Parti Demokratik Progresif
Regionalism Tiong King Sing 4
(Under BN)
0.495%
2 / 222
2 / 19
SUPP Sarawak United Peoples' Party
Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak
Centrism Sim Kui Hian 7
(Under BN)
1.014%
1 / 222
1 / 19
Allied parties
PSB Sarawak United Party
Parti Sarawak Bersatu
Regionalism Wong Soon Koh N/A N/A N/A
1 / 19

Elected representatives

Dewan Negara (Senate)

Senators

  • His Majesty's appointee:
    • Paul Igai (PDP)

Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)

Members of Parliament of the 14th Malaysian Parliament

Gabungan Parti Sarawak has 19 MPs in the House of Representatives. (With allied parties)

State No. Parliament Constituency Member Party
 SarawakP193SantubongWan Junaidi Tuanku JaafarPBB
P194Petra JayaFadillah YusofPBB
P197Kota SamarahanRubiah WangPBB
P199SerianRichard Riot JaemSUPP
P200Batang SadongNancy ShukriPBB
P201Batang LuparRohani Abdul KarimPBB
P202 Sri Aman Masir Kujat PSB
P204BetongRobert Lawson ChuatPBB
P206Tanjong ManisYusuf Abd. WahabPBB
P207IganAhmad Johnie ZawasiPBB
P210KanowitAaron Ago DagangPRS
P213MukahHanifah Hajar TaibPBB
P215KapitAlexander Nanta LinggiPBB
P216Hulu RajangWilson Ugak KumbongPRS
P217BintuluTiong King SingPDP
P218SibutiLukanisman Awang SauniPBB
P220BaramAnyi NgauPDP
P221LimbangHasbi HabibollahPBB
P222LawasHenry Sum AgongPBB
TotalSarawak (19)

Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly)

Malaysian State Assembly Representatives

Sarawak State Legislative Assembly

72 / 82

GPS state governments

State Leader type Member Party State Constituency
 SarawakChief MinisterAbang Johari OpengPBBSatok

References

  1. Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid (19 November 2018). "Gabungan Parti Sarawak gets nod from RoS". New Straits Times. Yahoo! News Singapore. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. Samuel Aubrey; Abdul Hakim Bujang; Kim How Pin; Peter Boon (20 November 2018). "ROS officially approves GPS". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. "It's 'Sarawak First That's GPS' development approach". New Sarawak Tribune. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. Jeremy Veno (10 January 2019). "A guiding light for GPS". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 23 January 2019. According to Abang Johari, the focal point of the GPS logo depicts the Kenyalang (hornbill) in the shape of an ‘S’ which reflects the vision and slogan of the party of putting ‘Sarawak First’.
  5. "GPS will be new platform for Sarawak Goverment [sic]". Bernama. Daily Express. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019. The defeat of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government at the federal level after the general election last year saw BN component parties in the state forming the GPS with its slogan or catchphrase “Utamakan Sarawak” or “Sarawak First”.
  6. "Lirik Lagu GPS". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  7. Sharon Ling; Geryl Ogilvy (12 June 2018). "Sarawak BN parties pull out of coalition to form independent state-based pact". The Star. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  8. "Malaysia's Sarawak State Government leaves Barisan Nasional: Statement". Bloomberg. The Edge Markets. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  9. Lee Poh Onn (15 June 2018). "Commentary: Free from the shackles of a fallen coalition, does Sarawak parties leaving spell the end of the Barisan Nasional?". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  10. "Abang Jo: Gabungan Parti Sarawak is registered". Bernama. Free Malaysia Today. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
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