KUCHING, Sept 7: Topping the list of 11 resolutions passed by the PBB special convention for the Northern Zone is the endorsement for party president and GPS chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to continue leading Sarawak as Chief Minister and to spearhead GPS for the upcoming 12th State Election.
Presented by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom who is also Utilities Minister on Sept 5, the resolutions were agreed to by all 961 delegates from the 17 PBB branches from the Northern Zone and were later presented to Abang Johari.
A statement from the PBB secretariat revealed that the remaining resolutions are as follows:
· to fully support the Chief Minister’s policies and initiatives in all areas, especially the digital economy.
· Support the Chief Minister’s policy of empowering people in business and entrepreneurship through innovative programmes including involvement in the oil and gas industry.
· Stand firm in support of the Chief Minister in defending all of Sarawak’s rights under the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63).
· Support the implementation of amendments to the Sarawak Land Code which defends Bumiputera rights such as native customary rights (NCR) land and give recognition and legal force to the Native Territorial Domain.
· Support the government’s efforts to continue to strengthen rural development, especially infrastructure and public facilities as well as the creation of regional development agencies such as Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA), Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) and Highland Development Agency (HDA) inspired by the Chief Minister.
· Ensure that the federal government fulfills its obligation to balance the development of education between urban and rural areas, especially the overhaul and upgrading of poor schools.
· Maintain the harmony of a multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural society through government policy and intensify the function of the Unit For Other Religions (Unifor).
· Support the Chief Minister on his efforts to diversify the state’s revenue sources through revenue re-engineering and innovative budgets to develop Sarawak.
· Support the government’s efforts to protect the B40 group by providing affordable housing and increasing employment and training opportunities.
· Recorded the highest appreciation for the concern of the Sarawak government by providing Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) during the Movement Control Order (MCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
After the special convention for the Northern Zone held in Miri over the weekend, PBB will organise three similar special conventions to be held in Betong on Sept 26; in Sibu (Oct 3) and finally in Kuching (Oct 25). — DayakDaily