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KUCHING: Whether Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) will set up base in Sarawak depends on three things: (1) Sarawakians’ response, (2) sentiment of Pakatan Harapan (PH) partners and (3) PPBM’s Supreme Council.
In stating this, the party’s supreme council member Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said it was not PPBM’s intention to intrude into the state and cause disharmony among Sarawakians by setting foot here.
At the moment, whether the party would be set up in the state still hang in the balance as he had just handed over the official membership forms to the pro tem committee members here this afternoon.
Redzuan, who is also Entrepreneur Development Minister, said it would be up to Sarawakians, other PH member parties and PPBM’s supreme council before a decision is made whether to spread its wings to Sarawak.
“We just want to observe for now if there is room for us to unite Sarawakians further and to complement Sarawakians in their fight for their struggles,” he told reporters after a meet-and-greet session at a hotel here.
“We are not here to set up PPBM for the peninsula. If the supreme council approves, it would further be based on the response we get from the membership drive here (in Sarawak). If they (Sarawakians) want to be represented by us, we will help set up the Sarawak side for Sarawakians and by Sarawakians.”
Asked if PPBM intended to contest in the 2021 state election if it were to set up base in Sarawak, he said, “I cannot comment on that yet because today we just started giving out our official membership forms.
“Any decision to participate in any contest, time will tell. It is still up to the (PPBM) supreme council,” said Redzuan.
This morning, he led some party delegates to pay a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. — DayakDaily