PETRA JAYA: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) must embrace change and lead the charge for economic and social transformation in Sarawak, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg said today.
He said as the backbone of the ruling coalition in the state, PBB has a huge responsibility to champion the aspiration of the Sarawak people, who have awarded the party with the mandate to lead the state.
Abang Johari, who is also party president, said PBB’s track record spoke volume of its capabilities in driving the state to greater heights with the implementation of policies aimed at changing the economic landscape in Sarawak.
“The decision for Sarawak to embrace digital economy was made considering the demand of the current market and to warrant greater future for the people in the state.
“As for PBB, we have no choice but to adopt these changes for the party to remain relevant and garner greater support from the people in the state.
“We must continue and intensify efforts in nurturing the younger generations with knowledge and skills in parallel with the advancement in technology,” he said.
Abang Johari made the call in his speech during the launching of Youth and Wanita PBB delegates’ conference in conjunction with the party’s 14th Triennial General Assembly at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching here today.
Present were outgoing PBB Youth chief Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, who is also the Works Minister, and party’s Women division chief Tan Sri Empiang Jabu.
It was reported that Fadillah and Empiang would give way to Layar assemblyman Gerald Rentap Jabu and State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah, who will be the new chief of the Youth and Wanita wings respectively.
Fadillah, the Member of Parliament for Petra Jaya, is expected to be announced as the new senior vice-president for the party at the end of the conference.