Anthony Loke Apologises To Sarawak For Any Hurt Caused By DAP Leaders

The DAP secretary-general says that he publicly apologises on behalf of his party over any statements made by DAP leaders, which had offended the Sarawak government and its people in the past.

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Earlier today, 24 November, DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook met with Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Openg to apologise

In a statement, Loke said he offered his apology to Abang Johari during a meeting at his residence in Kuching, together with Sarawak Deputy Premier Professor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

According to Loke, he publicly apologises, on behalf of DAP, over any statements made by his party leaders which had offended the Sarawak government and its people in the past.

Abang Johari is the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairperson and controls 22 seats in the parliament. If DAP's coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH), is to form a stable government, it will need GPS' backing.

Loke said that they held a "friendly" discussion

"I hope today's meeting will open a new chapter to build consensus and cooperation for the sake of a more developed and progressive Malaysia," read the statement posted by Loke.

GPS had initially backed Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairperson Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to form the new government. However, the Sarawak-based coalition changed its stand after Barisan Nasional (BN) said it will remain in the opposition instead of forming a government with PH or PN.

The situation changed again when the Yang di-Pertuan Agong decreed BN to back a unity government. Following which, GPS said that it will let the Agong decide what was best for the people.

Screenshot of Loke's statement.

Image via Anthony Loke Siew Fook (Facebook)

Loke's statement comes hours after UMNO supreme council announced that the party will support a unity government, as decreed by the Agong, as long as it's not led by its former partner, PN:

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