by Johnson K Saai. Posted on May 5, 2011, Thursday
KUCHING: All Barisan Nasional (BN) elected representatives are to submit written reports on the situations in their constituencies latest before the next state legislative assembly (DUN) sitting.
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Tan Sri Adenan Satem said this was to facilitate a post mortem on BN’s overall performance in the recent state election during which BN won 55 of the 71 state seats while the Democratic Action Party (DAP) secured 12, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) three and Independent took one seat.
Adenan did not disclose when exactly the next sitting will be convened but based on earlier reports, the first meeting of the current DUN session was most likely going to be held in mid June.
“There will be a detailed post mortem of the recent election and therefore individual assemblymen have to submit reports on what happened in their respective constituencies.
“Many of them have spoken already but they are asked to do a written report. No deadline was given for them to submit their reports but preferably before the next DUN sitting,” he said.
He told reporters this at a media conference after a meeting of the DUN members from BN at the PBB headquarters at Jalan Bako in Petra Jaya yesterday.
Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is state BN chairman and PBB president, chaired the meeting.
“There was a meeting of nearly all BN elected representatives this (yesterday) morning, chaired by the Chief Minister where among others we discussed on issues raised (during the recent election) and how to handle them in future.
“Our members, especially the new ones, are expected to be prepared for the next DUN sitting because they will be closely observed by the general public especially in the first sitting session after the last election,” said Adenan.
As such, he added, the new DUN members from BN will be briefed by the various ministries on government policies and administration so that they will be knowledgeable on government matters, policies, administration, programmes and so on.
“Some of them will have to specialise in certain matters, on land, economy, finance, agriculture, industrial development, SCORE and all that. This is to make them be very effective and knowledgeable DUN members,” he said.
He also revealed at the news conference that Taib, during the meeting, also put his high hopes on all BN assemblymen that “they will do very well”.
“He expects them (BN elected representatives) to do very well and they are very, very eager to serve the rakyat,” he pointed out.
To a question from the press, Adenan, however said that nothing was discussed on state Cabinet reshuffle in yesterday’s meeting.