KUCHING: Kota Samarahan is a strong and solid bastion for Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), said Datuk Peter Minos
The political observer pointed out this is manifested by the six elected state representatives from PBB including the Premier and two MPs (Member of Parliament), both from PBB.
“This all began with the political history of Samarahan. For the record, our former Chief Minister, now Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was the Asajaya assemblyman for years while the for chief minister, the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem was Muara Tuang assemblyman.
“And our present Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg is current Gedong assemblyman.
“You can see and trace the history and appreciate how and why Samarahan is a PBB stronghold and bastion as it all started way back in 1963,” he explained in a statement today.
Minos commented that the people in Samarahan were politically mature and keen for the town to be developed.
“Samarahan was once a very rural township but now rapidly developing, the Bumiputeras, mainly Malays here can see and believe that PBB is their defender, saviour and hope for economic progress and a better future.
“Apart from the fine leadership and inherent respect for party unity, the Bumiputera’s feelings and the sentiments towards PBB is the reason why they continued to support the party,” he said.
Furthermore, Minos added with the Integrated Regional Samarahan Development Agency (IRSDA) bringing in many projects to Samarahan with huge fundings as announced recently, the Bumiputera support towards PBB would definitely continue to soar.
“It is the political unity that brings in the huge physical, social and economic development, and progress here. And this will surely gladden any PBB member’s heart.
“As a PBB member and chairman of Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS), I am truly happy with the projects and Samarahan’s development and progress,” he said.
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