Abdul Yakub Arbi

MUKAH: The decision by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) to not contest in the forthcoming 12th State Election (PRN12) will further enhance ties between the component parties in Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government.

According to Balingian assemblyman Abdul Yakub Arbi, the move clearly showed that closer co-operation between the PN component parties in Malaya and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) was essential for political stability in the country.

“Through such a relationship PN will be more resilient and able to lead the country out of the economic doldrums which has resulted from the global Covid-19 pandemic,” he told Suara Sarawak on Saturday.  

He believed the move would benefit GPS in the state election which could be held anytime soon.    

“For those of us in the committee of PBB Balingian, we are fully prepared to face the upcoming election.  

“We are constantly reaching out to the people, for example, through welfare programmes and giving out grants to the Village Security and Development Committees (JKKKs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and others,” he said.