Ibrahim (on left motorcycle) with (from left) PBB Satok branch vice-chairman Hilmy Othman, PBB Satok branch secretary Abdul Samad Gany, PBB Satok branch Youth chief Dzamaluddin Zainuddin (on right motocycle) with the P207 Igan ‘Jelajah Belia’ programme entourage at PBB Satok Service Centre here. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: Satok Service Centre received participants of the Igan ‘Jelajah Belia’ programme today in conjunction with Malaysia Day 2020.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki said this was the first time they had received visits by youths from other areas.

“Their arrival must be with the intention to exchange views and learn what has been implemented by youths in other areas such as Satok.

“After today’s (18 Sept) meeting, we need to maintain relations and exchange views so as to help our leaders to strengthen the party (PBB) for our beloved Sarawak.”

He added that with good road facilities now and once the Pan Borneo Highway was completed, it would certainly be easy for youths from other areas to arrange trips to Kuching.

“We welcome all of you and continue to discuss about what can be done together as well as what we can help with.”

Meanwhile, P207 Igan ‘Jelajah Belia’ entourage head Wan Viyarahman Wan Zullkiplee said that the Igan area was one of the strongholds of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

“We represent the youths in this area (Igan) and will try our best to defend our fort from being invaded.

“To prepare us mentally and physically, there was the idea of having the P207 Igan ‘Jelajah Belia’ programme in conjunction with Malaysia Day 2020, which is aimed at training our mentality in enduring whatever situations we will go through later.”

According to Wan Viyarahman, their journey was a meaningful event, because through this programme they could meet, socialise, and exchange views with N8 Satok Youth as well as establish friendly ties.

A total of 25 youths participated in the programme – they began their journey from Kampung Sekaan Besar, Matu and were flagged off by Igan MP Ahmad Johnie Zawawi on Sept 16 in Sibu.

Their journey will continue until they reach Telok Melano tomorrow (Sept 19) and the programme will end on Sept 20.