Most incumbents likely to be retained – CM


KUCHING: The state Barisan Nasional (BN) is likely to retain the majority of its incumbent elected representatives during the next state election.

Sarawak BN chairman Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem confirmed that he was satisfied with the performance of the incumbents after receiving feedback from the people on the ground.

“The performance of BN elected representatives is good … the majority of them,” he said yesterday following a closed-door meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and state BN elected representatives.

Adenan said the meeting, which lasted for about an hour, focussed mainly on the political situation in the country and how it affects the state.

Meanwhile, Abdullah Saidol, chief political secretary to the chief minister, said the meeting discussed national political issues and how BN will address them.

“The meeting with the DPM today (yesterday) was a very brief meeting … and he (Zahid) will make a visit again very soon and have discussion with the state BNBBC (BN Back Benchers Club),” said Abdullah, who is state BNBBC chairman.

After the meeting Zahid proceeded to watch the Sarawak Regatta at the Kuching Waterfront before attending events at Rumah Methew Manai Tan, at Kampung Kerangas Baru in Melikin and Kampung Terbat Leban, Bunan Gega, Mongkos in Serian.