Election campaigns to go online

Jamilah speaking at the Tanjong Datu ToT programme.

KUCHING: Due to restrictions on large gatherings for fear of making the Covid-19 pandemic worse, plans are being made to bring election campaigns online.

This is also because it is a wise move as there is no telling when the pandemic will end, and the 12th state election has to be held sooner or later.

With this in mind, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) is not waiting until it is too late.

Take PBB Tanjung Datu branch for example. The leaders, supporters and workers are planning to use social media to campaign and the machinery is taking shape nicely. So, the word out that is nobody should take the branch lightly because it is already very busy and raring to go for the big day.

The constituency’s assemblywoman, Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu, has said that they were looking into using Facebook and other platforms big time. Hence, Tanjung Datu Service Centre, PBB Tanjung Datu Women’s Wing and PBB Tanjung Datu Youth Wing are all geared to carry out their assigned tasks.

“We hope that the people will support not only me but the media team as well by liking and sharing posts on the Facebook pages and subscribe to the YouTube channel to help in our campaign,” she said in her Facebook post after attending Tanjung Datu Training of Trainers (ToT) programme held at Mahligai Gading Lundu multipurpose hall on Saturday (March 20).

Jamilah also thanked Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for having allocated funds to the programmes at each branch to implement the election standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“Whether we like it or not, the 12the state election has to be held this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, but with tight SOPs,” she said.

Also present at the event was PBB Tanjung Datu Youth chief Azizul Annuar Adenan.

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