Wednesday, August 10

PBB Bukit Sari branch readies election machinery

Awang Tengah (sixth left) poses for a photo with PBB Bukit Sari main committee members before the start of the meeting.

Awang Tengah (sixth left) poses for a photo with PBB Bukit Sari main committee members before the start of the meeting.

LAWAS: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Bukit Sari branch is priming its election machinery and fine-tuning preparations for the coming state election.

Its chairman Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who is also the party senior vice-president and Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment, gave the thumbs up to the preparations but said there were still room for fine-tuning.

“Our machinery is already there with emphasis on recruitment of new members and ensure that those eligible are registered as voters,” he said after chairing a closed door branch meeting here on Sunday.

He was it was a routine branch meeting but grassroots leaders were briefed on the current political situation and the coming state election scenario.

Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong who is also PBB Ba Kelalan branch chairman, Bukit Sari branch deputy chairman Councillor Awangku Jinal Abidin Pengiran Jawa, Women Wing head Councilor Aisyah Bahar, Youth leader Councillor Semie Nasip, Central Youth exco member Abu Bahrin Reduan, and PBB Central executive secretary Awang Bujang Awang Antek were among those present.

Issues affecting voters in Bukit Sari were raised at the meeting.

Meanwhile, Henry said PBB Ba Kelalan would work hard for victory of any BN candidate picked to represent the coalition in Ba Kelalan seat held currently by the opposition.

“This is important to ensure the people of Ba Kelalan are not left behind in the rural transformation programme,” he said.

He called on the people in Ba Kelalan to rise with BN Sarawak to forge ahead, putting behind any negative mindset which was holding them back.

“The shortcomings in Ba Kelalan have forced many people to move out to towns and resulting in the need to address the issue,” he said.

The Lawas MP said the coming state election would be the right platform for the voters to change Ba Kelalan’s course to progress like other constituencies.

This rural constituency is currently represented by Baru Bian the state PKR chief who beat Willie Liaw of SPDP in the last state election.