Pendedahan rancangan khianat Pehin Sri "work of outsiders and WITCHES" - YB Datuk Amar Awang Tengah
Awg Tengah considers allegations as malicious lies says
by Philip Kiew, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on January 24, 2013, Thursday
ELECTION PREPARATION: Awang Tengah (second left), flanked by Sum (on his right) and PBB Bukit Sari deputy branch chairman Puasa Pandin, at the meeting.
LAWAS: PBB senior vice president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan yesterday dismissed allegations that he was plotting to topple Chief Minister Pehin
Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud as nonsense, wild and malicious lies aimed at splitting the party and state BN.
“My stand is the Chief Minister understands me best,” he said in Lawas yesterday when asked to comment on the allegations which first surfaced in Sarawak Report.
He pointed out that the foreign-based internet portal had churned out many reports against Taib, his family and his government which lacked credibility.
He said this when met by reporters after chairing an election preparation meeting organised by PBB Bukit Sari branch at Hotel Seri Malaysia yesterday.
Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong, who is also PBB Ba Kelalan branch chairman, was also at the meeting.
Telling people not to believe in the report, he pointed out that he had been in the forefront in persuading the chief minister to continue leading the state, and had been putting party hierarchy and unity as top priority.
To prove his point, he revealed that he voluntarily stepped down as senior vice president after winning the post in the party’s 1998 election.
“I have never lobbied for any position in the party and not even as election candidate, and that is why this report came as a surprise to me,” he added.
Stressing that there was no such conspiracy, he expressed surprise that local newspapers had picked up the story from the internet portal which had been incessantly attacking the chief minister.
“It makes no sense at all. The reports are not credible at all, and they just want to create issues and spin them to split and undermine the strength and unity of PBB,” he asserted.
The Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment said although he was not keen to respond to baseless reports he decided to clear the air as many were confused by the report.
He further said that he was committed to serving the people and was fortunate to be able to do so under Taib’s guidance and leadership ever since he was elected as state assemblyman in 1987.
On the party’s preparation for the general election, he said their election machinery was ready and members were raring to face it.
He also believed that Sum had a very good chance to retain the Lawas seat as he had been serving the people well.
“Henry has worked hard, is close to the people and has worked hard to resolve issues and needs of the people,” he said.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued in Kuching, Awang Tengah said he knew it was the work of ‘outsiders and witches’ who wanted to see PBB as the backbone of state Barisan Nasional (BN) split and weakened especially now that the general election was around the corner.
“I wish to state categorically that there is no such plot. I am always with and committed to our beloved chief minister through thick and thin.
“I am one of those people who want the chief minister to continue to lead the party, the state and the government and my colleagues in the party know this as a fact,” he said in the three-paragraph statement.