Saturday, December 3

Bersatu’s aim to unite, not divide Sarawakians, says ex-state interim chief


Azman (third left) presents a mock cheque for the member registration fees to Dr Mahathir (fourth left), witnessed by (from left) Rina, Syed Saddiq and others.

KUCHING: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) seeks to unite the people in Sarawak and not divide them, its former interim state chairman Datuk Seri Azman Samaon assured.

He said Bersatu has never intended to divide Sarawakians as it has always been the
party’s aspiration to unite the people.

“I trust that all of the members here have the same intention to unite the people in the state,” he said in his opening remarks at the ‘Berambeh Bersatu Sarawak’ programme held here yesterday.

Azman, who was also the organising chairman of the event, said it was the first time such an event was being held in the city.

He pointed to the large crowd in attendance as proof that Bersatu was able to attract more new members into its fold, especially youths.

“However, in our efforts to gain more new members, there are individuals who are willing to sabotage our efforts as they deem us the opposing party.

“In truth, we seek only to unite the people of Sarawak,” he added.

Azman said Bersatu Sarawak currently has 30,246 registered members and hopes to attract more through various activities and events to hit its 150,000-target by this December.

During the event, he handed over registration forms of Bersatu Sarawak members as well as a cheque for registration fees amounting to RM120,984 to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is Bersatu national chairman.

Bersatu Women chief Datuk Seri Rina Harun and Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman were among those present at the event.