Use social media to stay connected

Fatimah being welcomed by DBNA women members upon her arrival. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: The Women’s Wing of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) has been urged to utilise the various digital platforms to stay connected with the people on the ground.

PBB Women chief, Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said even campaigning now needed the involvement of digital platforms.

“To deliver any information, we are now using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and others,” she said at the Sarawak Kita Empun programme at Kota Samarahan Civic Centre on Sunday (Sept 20).

She said digital platforms must be used to deal with hate in the social media.

“This is important as we do not want any negative perceptions of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS),” she said.

Fatimah added that since the state election could be held any day, the party must prepare early.

“This is the first state election headed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“We want to make sure that GPS has the majority votes. We want to see GPS win big and in style,” she said.

She called upon PBB women members to rally behind Abang Johari.

“He is a committed leader, a leader who has a clear vision and who wants to develop Sarawak as one of the most developed states in Malaysia.

“Recently, we witnessed the success of the Sarawak government when Petronas paid the State Sales Tax (SST) payment worth RM2.95 billion to us.  This is additional revenue which will be used to develop the state further.

“And we have a leader who has high integrity. Not only does he think about the people, about developing Sarawak, he also thinks of how to strengthen the people’s unity.”