KUCHING, Feb 9: Outgoing Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Women’s chief Tan Sri Empiang Jabu called upon the women of the party to give their full support to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in his initiatives to restore the state’s rights under the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63).
Speaking during the PBB Youth and Women’s Wings general assembly at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today, she said apart from that, the Women’s Wing, under the leadership of its incoming chief Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah, should also support Abang Johari, who is also PBB president, in his endeavor to resolve the Pemakai Menua and Pulau Galau (PMPG) issue.
Empiang said with the spirit of unity and loyalty among PBB members, she was confident that these initiatives would be carried out smoothly under Abang Johari’s capable leadership.
“I strongly urge our women (Wing) play proactive roles to support our chief minister’s visionary initiatives such as high speed broadband, the Light Railway Transport (LRT), hydroelectricity initiatives, hydrogen fuel initiative, and networking collaboration with academics and research with reputable universities and research organisations.
“I also hope that the positive initiatives will help to resolve matters relating to PMPG and revisiting MA63 to restore Sarawak’s rights.
“I wish to humbly advise all PBB members to always nurture the good strong principles of loyalty, dedication, mutual respect, teamwork, spirit of sacrifice, voluntarism, unity, solidarity, and undivided support to the Chief Minister, and to support the policy of the Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) government under his capable chief ministership,” said Empiang.
Incoming PBB Women’s chief Fatimah in a press conference afterwards said she will continue the legacy of Empiang despite having to fill such big shoes.
“It will be a great responsibility taking over from Empiang. She has set a very high standard with a legacy of more than 30 years.
“It will be a big challenge for me, but with the party’s unity and strength and support from the people, I hope I can serve the Women’s Wing and the people well,” she said.
Fatimah also pledged to ensure party solidarity remains strong, and that the party remains relevant.
She also advised the Women’s Wing to be the pulse of the party and to reach out to grassroot levels. — DayakDaily