PBB convention to be attended by 5,000 members

PBB secretary general Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundie Utom (seated) says there will be three resolutions for debate and adoption at the party's triennial delegates convention, February 8, 2018. — Picture by Sulok Tawie
PBB secretary general Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundie Utom (seated) says there will be three resolutions for debate and adoption at the party's triennial delegates convention, February 8, 2018. — Picture by Sulok Tawie

KUCHING, Feb 8 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will open Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu’s (PBB) 14th triennial delegates convention (TDC) at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here on Saturday.

PBB secretary general Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundie Utom said today leaders of other component parties have also been invited to the convention which will be attended by about 5,000 PBB members.

“There will be three resolutions for debate by the delegates at the convention and these are on digital economy, education and the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63),” Rundie said in a briefing for the media here.

He said the debate on and adoption of these resolutions will be on Sunday.

On the resolution on MA63, Rundie said the party wants its delegates to discuss and express their views on the issue.

“Their views will represent those of our 320,000 members as well as the people of Sarawak who want the party to take the lead to reclaim our rights which have been eroded over the years,” he said, adding that PBB wants to send a strong message to the federal government that those rights must be returned to the state.

He said the convention is also important for the party members as it is a venue for them to give their support to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg who took over the helm on January 13 last year after the demise of Tan Sri Adenan Satem of heart complication two days earlier.

He also said there will be seven candidates contesting the four vice-president posts while other posts including the ordinary supreme council have all been won uncontested at the close of nominations on February 2.

Meanwhile, Abang Johari will open the  TDCs of the Youth and Women movements tomorrow at BCCK.

There will be no contest for all posts which have been won uncontested at the close of nominations.

The new Youth chief will be Layar state assemblyman Gerald Rentap, taking over from Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof while Datuk Fatimah Abdullah, who is also the state Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development, will be taking over from Tan Sri Impiang Jabu.

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