Local-based political parties in Sarawak and Sabah can be Kingmakers in deciding who forms the next Federal Government after the 15th General Elections (GE15), said Datuk Seri Dr. Sim Kui Hian who is Sarawak’s Deputy Premier in Sibu on Wednesday.
“Nobody will be ba able to form a new government as the situation looks very chaotic (in Malaya).”
“We (Sarawak) have 31 parliamentary constituencies so anybody who wants to form the government needs to turn to Sarawak and Sabah,” said Dr. Kui Hian who is also Deputy President of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
Dr Sim added, GPS headed by Tan Seri Abang Johari Openg would need to win all 31 seats in the state to have a stronger voice to fight for one-third representation in Parliament in accordance with the Malaysian Agreement 1963.
Meanwhile in Sabah, Datuk Junz Wong via a Facebook post on Tuesday said that because Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) will not be able to secure a 112-majority in Malaya alone, the Malayan-based coalitions will set sights on Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak’s 57 seats to fulfill the 112 majority needed.
As such, according to Junz, Sabahans must vote for Warisan in order for Sabah and Sarawak to form a 57-seat “Borneo Bloc”.
He explained, BN, PN and PH’s desperation has enabled a golden opportunity for Sabahans to demand rights enshrined under the MA63, in exchange for support to form the new Federal Government.
“26 Labuan and Sabah seats plus 31 Sarawak seats will decide who forms the next Federal Government.”
“Whoever (BN, PN or PH) wants Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak’s 57 seats must first agree to Sabahans’ and Sarawakians’ demands.”
“No support if Borneo’s demands are not met. They (Malayan-based political parties) will not have a taste of Federal power if Sabah and Sarawak’s demands are not met.”
“If the promises are reneged later on, Sabah and Sarawak can withdraw support anytime and switch support for a new coalition to form a new Federal Government.”