Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan

MIRI: The Sarawak government under the leadership of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has always been fighting for Sarawak’s rights and development — unlike the opposition parties from Malaya.

“Instead, they take credit for what we (GPS) have done,” opined Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

Speaking at the PBB convention for the Northern Region on Saturday, the deputy chief minister said PBB leaders together with other component parties under the coalition have implemented various initiatives — bringing in development for the people of Sarawak.

He added that the opposition, apart from criticising the government, had not done anything for the people.

“They ride along on our achievements,” Awang Tengah pointed out.

He added that since Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg became the chief minister three years ago, he has initiated various assistance which are inclusive in nature for the people.

“PBB’s previous leaders have put a solid foundation for leaders after them to bring Sarawak forward and transform the state into a developed state by the year 2030,” he said.

Nearly 900 PBB delegates from 17 branches from the Northern Region attended the one-day convention, which was launched by Abang Johari who is also the party’s president, held at a leading hotel here.

The convention was supposed to be held in April this year but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.