KUCHING: Sarawak-based parties aside from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) are invited to form a new Sarawak Baru (SB) alliance.

Parti Aspirasi Rakyat Sarawak (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo said the party welcomes other parties such as Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) and Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) movement into the new alliance.

The new alliance currently comprises of Aspirasi, Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) and Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB) which has been deregistered by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).

“We are forming the SB alliance which would be the third force that would become a check and balance on both GPS and PH. At the moment we are waiting for PBDSB to be reinstated by the ROS.

“It is important for us (other parties) to unite and fight the main parties together rather than fighting among ourselves.

“We cannot fight so many people at one time, if we can combine as one force to fight PH and GPS, we will have a greater chance, it makes sense. We don’t exclude anyone, we want to unite,” Lina said.

She said this at a press conference to announce the rebranding of the former State Reform Party (Star) into Aspirasi at a hotel here yesterday.

Soo said SB rejects the politics of both PH and GPS as the former has a different agenda to SB which is to conquer Sarawak while bowing to their party bosses in Malaya.

She added that GPS on the other hand, has a history of working with the federal government.

Earlier, she told reporters that it was high time for Sarawak to lead the way in third force politics which was being practised in both the United States and Europe.

“The third party is about serving the people and does not care about ministerial positions, GLC appointments, contracts and does not have to kowtow to the government or political bosses.

“Aspirasi will be a third-party catalyst because it is the only viable Sarawak political vehicle to carry the people’s aspiration for self-determination,” she added.