By Jacob Achoi
KUCHING, June 20: Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Willie Mongin today said that he had submitted his application to join Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB).
He said the application to join the local party was made “a couple of months back”.
“Yes, I have submitted my application to join the local party (PBB), which I did a couple of months ago,” Willie said.
Earlier, he presented retirement pensions at Kampung Emperoh Semadang, Jalan Borneo Heights.
Willie, who is Puncak Borneo MP and a member of Bersatu, pointed out that he had not joined any political party when the federal government changed.
“For the record, I had not joined any political parties when the government changed. However, it cannot be denied that I am parked under Bersatu to bring the number to support the government of the day.
“Today, I still support the government (of the day) to continue serving the people,” Willie stressed.
He thanked the government for the various assistance and development for the people in Puncak Borneo and hoped it would continue.
“I always believe in working together for political stability at the federal and State levels.
“I hope that my application to join (PBB) will be given due consideration so that we can work together for the betterment of the people of Puncak Borneo, the State and the country,” he said.
Willie went on to say that he left the decision to PBB’s top leadership on his application.
“It is up to them to see how sincere I am to serve the people and if I am the right one,” he pointed out.
Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, also PBB vice-president, responded by saying that PBB will not back off from its attempts to win back the parliamentary seat. — DayakDaily