SPAOH, Aug 24: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) needs to be resilient in defending the Bukit Saban state constituency from other political parties including Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas urged PBB members to begin preparation for the coming 12th Sarawak state election (PRN12) seeing that some quarters have shown interest in the seat as well.
“Our members need to get ready with their preparations. Besides the two political parties, there may be others who want to try their luck.
“So your most important task is to ensure the seat remains with the state GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) government after the election,” Uggah, who is also Bukit Saban assemblyman, said when addressing PBB members from four Spaoh sub-branches here yesterday.
He added that if GPS were to retain Bukit Saban seat, it would be another valuable asset for it to continue the governance of the state.
In addition to that, the victory of GPS in PRN12 would ensure the continual leadership of Sarawak’s “real eager beaver”, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“Sarawak is now politically very stable. We have a very good leader, the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“A real eager beaver in wanting to see the state developing and prospering, he regularly travels the length and breadth of it to ascertain all areas are given their share of development and progress.
“He (Abang Johari) has divided the state under the care of three major development agencies in a strategy to see all are systematically developed.
“Now, among his vision is to turn Sarawak into an agriculture power house in the region,” Uggah said, adding that the state was expected to be a net food exporter within 10 years.
He asserted that when the state becomes a net exporter of food and food products by 2030, it would signify income for the rural folks, mainly the fishermen, breeders or farmers through their own land and efforts.
As such, he urged PBB members to be ready to debunk the allegations and lies from the opposition who, themselves, continue to promise “the stars and the moon”.
“The opposition will come up will all kind of allegations and lies, solely to demonise myself (Uggah) and the state government.
“I believe the voters will be able to discern the truths from lies. Our PBB members must be prepared to debunk all those issues raised and lies told,” he said. —DayakDaily