Wednesday, July 17

PBB Women to push ‘Sarawak First’ spirit, says chief


Fatimah (front, centre) is seen with PBB Women supreme council members.

KUCHING: The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) women’s wing aspires to keep the Sarawak First spirit burning under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

PBB Women’s chief Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said the Sarawak First spirit is necessary to ensure more people across Sarawak understand the logo, anthem, and struggle of GPS.

“We will face an election that is different from before because the political scenario has changed. They (Pakatan Harapan) have openly declared that they want to form the next government in the state.

“Our preparation and our struggle begin now. We have to keep our spirit running until the next election,” she told a press conference after chairing the PBB Women’s meeting yesterday.

Fatimah said PBB aims to recruit more members to ensure more Sarawakians support GPS.

“We want to increase the membership of PBB so as to ensure that the number of supporters of GPS will increase day by day.

“This is to instil the confidence of the people in GPS; that GPS is the only coalition in Sarawak that puts the interests of Sarawakians first, which is in tandem with our motto ‘Sarawak First’,” she added.

However, she said there is no target figure for the membership drive.

“We don’t have any target. We just want to increase our membership,” said Fatimah.

As of Dec 31, PBB has 336,538 members across Sarawak.

She noted GPS “is off to a very good start” following the launch of the GPS logo and anthem on Jan 9, as well as the GPS Flag Rally Convoy running from Jan 11 to 18.

“Our meeting agreed that this good start is creating awareness and confidence among the people, making more people aware of the spirit and struggle of GPS,” she said.

Fatimah added that the convoy, which covered 19 stops Sarawak-wide, helped promote the identity and aspirations of GPS.