Fadillah speaking at the PBB mini convention earlier today. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

KUCHING: The political turmoil in Peninsular Malaysia should serve as a lesson to remain strong and united in defending Sarawak and its people.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) senior vice president Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said as the federal and state governments are focusing on efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19 and providing assistance, there are leaders who are selfish and try to challenge the existing government.

“The people’s concerns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic seem to be ignored as there were attempts to cause political and economic turmoil in a tussle for power.

“As such, we all need to reflect on ourselves and take what has happened in Peninsular Malaysia as a lesson so that it does not spread to Sarawak,” he said at the PBB Southern Zone mini convention at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on Sunday (Oct 25).

He also added that it is important that PBB remains united as it is the backbone of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

“Let us continue to give our full support to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” he said.

Fadillah, who is also GPS parliamentary chief whip, added that Sarawakians should be grateful for having a chief minister like Abang Johari who is not only hardworking, but also has a clear vision and mission for the state.

“He is a visionary leader who meets the needs of Sarawakians. He has ensured a steady and continuous increase in revenue and continues to give back to the people through various development and assistance,” he said.