Kota Samarahan PBB ready for polls


KOTA SAMARAHAN: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu’s (PBB) Kota Samarahan parliamentary machinery is geared up to face the 15th General Election (GE15) which may be held soon.

Its MP Datuk Rubiah Wang said although its date is not yet known, the general election is projected to be held as the present Parliament term is set to expire in July next year.

“I am not sure when the general election date is, but what is certain is that the term will expire by next year and the general election can be held at any time from now.

“The Kota Samarahan parliamentary constituency has indeed been prepared since the last state election and we are ready if the general election is to be held soon,” she said.

Rubiah said this at a press conference after officiating at the Merdeka@Komuniti programme in conjunction with the Kembara Merdeka Keluarga Malaysia (KMKM2022) here on Today (Aug 14).

Accordingly, she informed that the election machinery is well-oiled, with preparations carried out in moderation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She added that on-the-ground preparations are also being carried out as the pandemic situation subsides.

“We are implementing strategies and carrying out our role as representatives of the people to ensure that they support Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), and at the same time, to ensure that the political stability of Sarawak is well preserved,” she said.

As to whether she would defend the Kota Samarahan parliamentary seat, Rubiah said this is left to the discretion of PBB president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“If I am selected (to defend the seat) I am ready to continue serving as a representative of the people.

“If I am not selected, I will still be with the PBB machinery and ensure that politics in this state continues to be stable,” she said.

“However, there are instances of people requesting that I continue to represent the people in this area (Kota Samarahan) and continue the administration of management and development in Parliament,” she added.

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