PBB leadership must be all-inclusive

Posted on : 09 Feb 2018  Source of News: borneo post online

Abang Johari shakes hands with delegates upon arrival at BCCK this morning. Photo by Chimon Upon

KUCHING: The leadership of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) must be inclusive in order to realise the broader concerns and interests of all communities.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg acknowledged that PBB has all good leaders who prioritised the diverse interests of all communities regardless of race or religion.

“We have mutual understanding as we move together in the same direction for the sake of our party,” he addressed the 14th PBB Youth and Women Sections General Assembly held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.

“We feel that the party is more important than ourselves. We feel the party is a platform for us to move forward,” he shared about selflessness as one of the traits for a strong party.

Many people continue to rely on PBB, he pointed out, because the leaders and members were sincere and full of integrity in serving the people, thus making it the ultimate party.

“That’s why our party is strong, to the extend that there were no competition for the top leaderships in the Youth and Women Wings because they understand this concept (inclusivity),” he said.

“That’s the spirit and confidence people have on PBB. This is the quality of leadership that we must safeguard,” he added.

Abang Johari, who is the president of PBB, commended the leaders for their willingness to share perspectives and stepped down when the time was due to give way for young people to lead.

He also emphasised the need for PBB youth and women to be equipped with the right knowledge, approach and equipment to move forward.

“Time has changed. We need technology and combined with our resources, we can achieve our vision to be an advanced state by 2030 or even earlier than that.

“We need new strategy to boost the revenues of our state coffers which I know how to but can’t reveal at this stage yet. That’s why I dare to plan all the big projects like LRT (light rail transit),” he added.

He reiterated that party and leaders need to be brave enough to lead change and transformation for the betterment of Sarawak and its people.

“PBB has contributed a lot to Sarawak and we must ensure that the spirit of PBB will always be there and ensure PBB will continue to lead and transform Sarawak to a brighter future,” he added.