KUCHING, Aug 19: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) women held “Berandau” session at Bukit Begunan and Balai Ringin respectively today.
With the two ‘Berandau’ sessions held today, the PRS Central Women wing led by its Women Chief Dato Sri Doris Brodie, have covered almost 90 percent of the state constituencies traditionally belonged to PRS via its ‘Jelajah Kawasan, Sentuhan Kejayaan’ program.
“There are only a couple more areas to cover and we should be able to do so in a few weeks time,” said PRS women secretary and Education Bureau Chief Cr Misiah Abdullah in a statement today.
She said thus far, they were very pleased with the response they received, gauging from the enthusiasm and participation of the grassroots women members who were “very upbeat” and “high in spirit” during the ‘Berandau’ sessions.
“Judging from the participation of our women members from all the constituencies that we have visited, we feel that we are on the right track and are set to give GPS a sounding victory in all these constituencies in the coming state election.
“This is because our women folks are better informed, thus are very aware of the need for GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) to win,” said Misiah.
She held that in all the state constituencies traditionally belonged to PRS, women voters played a very important role in determining a win for GPS.
“This is not only because women constituted 50 per cent of the voters in these areas but more importantly the voters turnout trend as reflected in previous elections were largely women,” she further explained.
Dato Sri Doris Brodie officiated the opening ceremonies for both sessions. Meanwhile, the closing ceremony in Bukit Begunan was graced by its state assemblyman YB Datuk Mong Dagang who is also one of the Vice President of PRS while in Balai Ringin, the honour fell on its state assemblyman Datuk Snowdon Lawan, who is also PRS Youth Chief and Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports.
Both assemblymen were of the opinion that women play a very vital role in nation building. They acknowledged that women are indeed a force to be reckoned with.
Approximately 500 participants attended the ‘Berandau’ sessions that was moderated by Cr Rosaline Neging where the panel speakers were Dato Sri Doris Brodie, Cr Donna Petrus and Misiah.
The organisers ensured that all participants adhered strictly to Covid-19 standard operating procedure during the two functions.— DayakDaily