Unite for strength

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BETONG: Women members of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera (PBB) Bukit Saban branch have been urged to remain united in order to remain strong.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and PBB deputy president said Bukit Saban women members had been very important pillars of strength in ensuring the victories of government candidates in the past elections.

“This unity and strength should be maintained,” he said when officiating at the “Sarawak Kami Empu (Sarawak We Belong)” seminar at the community hall yesterday.

He also called on them to help register more youth so that they could vote in the next election.

“But your most important task now is to ensure the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Kenyalang symbol is recognised by especially the elderly rural folks.

“This will be the symbol used in the coming state election by all GPS candidates,” he said. 

The event, organised by the Bukit Saban PBB branch, was attended by about 700 women members and supporters from 17 sub branches.

Batang Lupar MP Datuk Rohani Karim represented PBB Women chief Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah at the function.

In her speech earlier, Rohani advised all PBB Women members to prepare for all possibilities including the state election.

“Based on past speeches by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, he said the state election is quite near but how near I do not know.

“We must be ready with our explanations… We must be able to debunk all accusations made against us, especially in the social media,” she stressed.  

Betong MP Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat, Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri and Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang were among those present.

Uggah (fourth left) officiates at the opening of the seminar.

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