PBB Wanita gearing up for pivotal state election

Fatimah (standing front, centre) in a group photo with PBB Wanita supreme council members after their meeting.

KUCHING, Jan 18: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Wanita is preparing its machinery for the coming Sarawak election due in 2021.

Its women’s chief Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah advised members to be ready in case the election would be held earlier.

“We recognise the fact that this is a very important election for us and we need continuous strong support from the people, so that we can continue the agenda to fight for Sarawak rights as per our motto of ‘Sarawak First’,” she said in a statement after chairing PBB Wanita supreme council meeting here today.

Among the topics discussed during the meeting were various strategies, as well as issues and people-centric programmes to be implemented as part of the preparation for the coming state polls, she added.

Currently PBB Wanita has some 160,800 members as in Aug 31, 2019.

Datuk Idris Buang

Meanwhile, PBB information chief Datuk Idris Buang said the party’s election machinery has always been ready and continue to strengthen itself heading towards the state election.

He reiterated that the party is solidly behind its president and chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, to continue to lead the party.

“We are a solid party because our members are very disciplined. With the leadership of Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari, we are confident to deliver all our seats in the coming state election,” said Idris.

The Muara Tuang assemblyman anticipated some new faces that will be fielded as part of its effort to rejuvenate the party.

“We will continue to rejuvenate ourselves at all levels except for the top leadership. This is also to ensure that there is continuity in the party,” he continued.

On the all-out war declared by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) former ally Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) on the state ruling coalition, Idris hoped that Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP), in which PSB or formerly known United People’s Party (UPP) was a splinter party, will not go against GPS.

He said there are ways they (SUPP and PSB) can continue to work together.

“But at the end of the day, during election times, we will fight our opponents and stand our ground against our opponents whether they are friends or enemies because we know that we are the best in serving Sarawak,” he added.

Currently PBB has 47 out of the 82 state seats, followed by Parti Rakyat Sarawak at 11, SUPP (7) and Progressive Democratic Party (4). — DayakDaily