Fatimah speaks at the 'Sarawak Kita Empun N.15 Asajaya' programme.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Women chief Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah has called on its members to prepare for the upcoming state polls.

According to her, PBB Women need to be prepared to face the Sarawak State Election (PRN) as it is likely to be held any time soon.

“If the women are not ready, it will make it difficult for our party (PBB) machinery to be ready to face PRN,” she said at the ‘Sarawak Kita Empun N.15 Asajaya’ programme held at the Kota Samarahan Civic Centre, here on Sunday.

She added that the preparations for the state election should start with setting up the operations room (Ops Room) which includes the main Ops Room and the sub-branch level Ops Rooms.

“After that, the distribution of tasks and organisational charts must be done.

“And the distribution of tasks must flexible according to the needs and suitability at the respective sub branch level,” she explained.

She stressed that organisation and management in the Ops Room are very important and that they had asked each sub branch to send two representatives to attend specific legal courses.

“When they have completed the course, they will share the knowledge gained to those who are responsible for the organisation and management in each sub branch.

“We do not want any mistakes to crop up later because we have worked hard to reach out to the people and we do not want anyone to break the rules in relation to election laws.

“We also do not want our hard work to be in vain, so that is why we need to be knowledgeable about election laws,” she said.

Fatimah explained that women were also responsible in various other matters including informing voters on polling centres and other changes made from time to time.

The ‘Sarawak Kita Empun N.15 Asajaya’ programme was attended by 240 women members from 20 sub branches in the area.

Also present were PBB Women deputy chief Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim, treasurer-general Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, and Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang.