PRS Youth first state political party to launch app

Snowdan (third right) briefs Masing (centre) on the “PRS Youth App”.

SANTUBONG, April 15: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth became the first political entity in Sarawak to develop its own app called “PRS Youth App”.

Its chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan said the app was developed to answer Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s call for the digital transformation of Sarawak and the party’s youth wing is proud to become the first in the state to undertake such an initiative.

“The app is not only user-friendly but it is designed to connect all of PRS members throughout Sarawak by using the latest online platform which will essentially facilitate two-way communication and effective dissemination of information via the Internet-of-Things (IoT),” Snowdan said.

At the moment, this app is only available for Android devices and will be available for Apple devices soon.

About 40,000 PRS members will be able to log in and use the app for the latest news and information about happenings, and there is even a virtual market place for them to sell or buy things.

Non-members can also access the app, but are limited to just reading news and about activities within PRS.

Touching on the coming general election (GE14), Snowdan particularly emphasised on the importance of loyalty within the party.

“We must be faithful at all times especially to our allegiance to PRS and to Barisan Nasional (BN), and to fulfil our obligations to the Sarawak BN government.

“A great sense of loyalty is the foundation of a successful political party as through that, we can build an atmosphere of trust among ourselves that is conducive to achieving greatness in the every segment of the community where we are serving the rakyat.

“Similarly, this is the environment which we are aiming to create and sustain within PRS so that there is a strong sense of loyalty across all party levels,” Snowdan said.

He also urged all the Youth members to respect party president Tan Sri Datuk James Jemut Masing as the captain of their ship which is sailing in the open seas.

“Our long journey on the open seas is both unpredictable and subjected to many uncertainties. We will encounter rough sea conditions and unkind weather along the way but we must have utmost trust in our president because he is the able captain who can guide and lead us to safety while heading towards the destination that we are going.

“There is no need for us to squabble among ourselves just because we are not nominated as candidates. Above all, we must continue to support each other in the spirit of camaraderie, friendship, closeness and loyalty which are shared within our party,” he said.

Snowdan added that there is no need for its members to resort to backstabbing those who are nominated in this coming GE14 because their selection is based on merit and is transparent in nature with the party’s interest being upheld while ensuring success in securing the seats contested. — DayakDaily