KUCHING, Dec 6: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Sebuyau branch made a resolution supporting that party president Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg remain uncontested in the next party elections, and the two acting deputy presidents Datuk Amar Douglas Uggas Embas and Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan to be appointed as full deputy presidents.
PBB Sebuyau chairman Datuk Julaihi Narawi said the late party president, who was also Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Adenan Satem did not have the chance to hold the party’s general assembly, and the two deputies had not been fully confirmed since.
“We (Sebuyau branch) unanimously agree to this and will fully support the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Ministers,” he said during the branch’s triennial general meeting at Hotel Grand Dormani Rajah Court in Pending here today.
He stressed that the party leaders need to continue the legacy of the late Adenan to uphold the state’s rights according to Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
“Adenan was fighting for it, and now Abang Johari is continuing that fight. We must reclaim our rights which have been eroded over time inadvertently.
“This does not mean that we want to get out of Malaysia. We want our fair share as a member of Malaysia,” Julaihi said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan reminded the Sebuyau branch delegates to take up Abang Johari’s call to embrace the digital economy and information technology as a way forward.
He said these could have a great positive impact on rural folks in terms of economic well being as it would allow faster delivery of information regarding products being sold or produced.
“The state and federal governments are investing some RM1 billion to set up Internet infrastructure all the way to the rural areas. Therefore we must embrace and take advantage of this,” said Awang Tengah. — DayakDaily