GPS denies link to FB account inciting racial disharmony

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has denied any affiliation with a Facebook account bearing its name and logo which allegedly posted a provocative comment that could incite disharmony between Muslims and non-Muslims in Sarawak.

GPS secretary-general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the account holder had abused the coalition’s logo to post the comment on Sunday (Dec 19) which linked Islam and the Malay race.

“This is a desperate attempt by certain quarters who want to tarnish GPS’ image after its landslide victory in the recently-concluded 12th state election.

“The irresponsible account holder is using the issue of religion to provoke non-Muslims,” he said in a statement.

Nanta called on the public not to be influenced by such “dirty tactics” which tried to divide Sarawak’s united and harmonious society.

“We believe the people of Sarawak are intelligent and mature and will not fall for such tactics,” he added.

GPS swept to an emphatic victory in last Saturday’s (Dec 18) polls, taking 76 of the 82 seats on offer.