MIRI, Sept 5: Members of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak (PBB) and Sarawakians are urged to open their eyes and mind in realising that only Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will truly fight for Sarawak’s interest.
PBB deputy president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said PBB’s experience had not only contributed in strengthening the party but also the struggle with other GPS component parties for everyone, regardless of their race or religion in the state.
“PBB has been fighting for Sarawak, working together with our friends who have the same belief in our struggle. This is our struggle and that is why we must remain united.
“Led by our party president Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, he has put tremendous efforts to reclaim the rights and interests stated in the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63) that was first raised by former chief minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
“Abang Johari has worked very hard and he will continue to do so in making Sarawak a developed state by 2030,” he assured when speaking at the PBB Special Convention for North Zone today.
The event was officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who is also GPS chairman and PBB president.
Awang Tengah, who Deputy Chief Minister and organising chairman of the convention, emphasised that Abang Johari has implemented many various policies, initiatives and assistance.
He said these included the establishment of Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) to increase the participation of locals in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and industry and setting up of Sarawak Development Bank (DBOS) all for the sake of strengthening the state’s economy landscape.
“He also assured that issues related to Native Customary Rights (NCR) will be resolved at its best and will continue to fight for the rights of Sarawak Bumiputera. This is why we must stand behind Abang Johari for him to continue bringing development and a change in our socio economic.
“Believe in us. GPS is the only one that can fight for you. In a democracy, our leaders won’t be able to help us if we don’t vote for them. Remember, if our leaders lose, we rakyat will also lose. That includes our powers to fight for Sarawak’s rights,” Awang Tengah said.
About 900 delegates from 17 branches in the northern region namely Murum, Jepak, Tanjong Batu, Kemena, Samalaju, Bekenu, Lambir, Piasau, Pujut, Senadin, Marudi, Telang Usan, Mulu, Bukit Sari, Batu Danau, Ba Kelalan and Bukit Sari. -DayakDaily.