Parti-parti komponen BN Sarawak wajib bersatu-padu menjelang Pilihanraya Parlimen - YAB Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud
Taib asks state BN component parties to consolidate unity ahead of GE
Posted on February 6, 2013, Wednesday
PAKAN: Members of the state Barisan Nasional component parties must consolidate unity in facing the coming election successfully, says Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
He said Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu(PBB), Sarawak United People’s Party(SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak(PRS) and the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP)each had their own respective strength.
“When we are able to combine such strength, we can be very strong. We can face the election successfully to form the government again,” he told a gathering at Rh.Jally Paing in Nanga Segera near here yesterday.
Earlier, on arrival at the 26-door longhouse, Taib performed the earth-breaking ceremony for a RM400,000 bridge project to cross the Ulu Sungai Julau near the longhouse.
The project will benefit 20 longhouses and seven schools in the area.
He stressed without the unity, the coalition would be weak, would not be able to form the government and could only criticise and raise up issues like the opposition.
“We want a government that is strong as we still have a lot of development programmes to implement state-wide in order for Sarawak to be a very progressive and a high income state by 2017.
“There are many places in our rural areas which still want big development,” he said.
He also disclosed that the state government was now giving the Julau parliamentary constituency some RM200 million worth of mostly infrastructural development projects.
“We need to invest in more road and infrastructural facilities.When we have more roads, we can open up the vast areas here for large scale commercial agricutural projects like oil palm and rubber plantations to generate income for the people,”he said.
He said although Julau had enjoyed very good development, it still needed more and toward this end, he announced a further grant of RM1 million for Julau member of parliament Datuk Joseph Salang to plan for more.
On politics, Taib said the people should not reject those leaders who had proven themselves to be sincere, committed and hardworking.
“Salang is one of those leaders. I am again re-nominating him to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to defend the Julau seat,” he said.
Taib also said he now had enough qualified and very capable leaders to help him develop the state.
“As such I have no need for those outside the BN to help me,”he said. — Bernama