PBB confident of winning all its 47 seats


KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was confident that the party will win all of its contested seats in the Dec 18 state election.

He attributed it to the strength of the party machinery at the grassroots level along with the culture of the party, which is well-received by voters.

“PBB is contesting 47 seats, Rest assured that we will win all 47 seats.

“One thing that attracts voters to PBB is the culture that we have. Winning elections do not only rest only on the candidate, it is the machinery,” he told New Sarawak Tribune on Monday (Nov 29).

Abdul Karim said GPS provides stability to the state, allowing it to prosper as well as encourage investments in Sarawak.

Separately, he said the voters will be with the government as they know the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) ruling coalition has been sincere.

“Of course we are not 100 per cent perfect, there is bound to be weaknesses here and there, but in general, our leaders have been sincere in what they are doing – that matters,” he said.

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister at the same time also said he does not believe that the traditional seat concept should be applied.

“These seats are not meant for certain political parties and political parties also change through the years, some might be better and some might be worse.

“So likewise, we cannot say that the seats are only meant for PBB. Of course, we can compromise, in GPS we have to discuss who is the most is winnable,” he said.

Abdul Karim said PBB, with seats held by itself, can form a state government but opted not to as it believes in the concept of power-sharing.

He also said for GPS to remain strong, each political party must deliver the seats to the coalition instead of contesting and losing.

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