Fatimah (front row, third left) with guests and participants of ‘Sarawak Kamek Empun 2.0’.

MIRI: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) women wing chief Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah expressed her hope for its candidates to not only win in this coming state’s 12th election, but to win in style (big majority).

As of February this year, PBB has 337,356 members out of which 162,110 are women.

“We hope that all our female candidates for this coming state election will win big,” said Fatimah when met today (Saturday) at the closing ceremony of ‘Sarawak Kamek Empun 2.0’ here.

In the previous state election, five of PBB’s female candidates — Rosey Yunus (Bekenu), Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali (Samariang), Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu (Tanjung Datu), Simoi Peri (Lingga), and Fatimah herself (Dalat) — have won their respective seats, each with a big majority.

On another matter, Fatimah expressed her hope to see more female candidates in the coming state polls.

“However, it would up to the party’s leadership to decide — it is the prerogative of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as PBB’s president to decide,” she explained.

Also present at the event were Sharifah Hasidah who is also the Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring; DUN Deputy Speaker cum Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala; Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau; and nearly 200 PBB women wing members from Telang Usan, Marudi, and Mulu.