PBB will win in Limbang, Lawas - YB Datuk Amar Awang Tengah
by Saiful Bahari, firstname.lastname@example.org. Borneo Post on May 2, 2013, Thursday
KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) senior vice-president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan yesterday expressed his confidence that Barisan Nasional (BN) can win both the Limbang and Lawas seats comfortably.
In both areas – where PBB fields incumbent Henry Sum Agong for Lawas and Hasbi Habibollah for Limbang – voters give encouraging response, according to Awang Tengah.
“We are sure of a 100 per cent victory this time,” Awang Tengah said when met by reporters at Kampung Senari here yesterday after he officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the village’s new hall yesterday.
PBB is facing a tough straight fight in hot seat Limbang against state PKR leader Baru Bian.
In Lawas, Henry Sum is in a three-cornered fight with Dr Baru Langub (DAP) and Ali Rahman Kamseh (STAR).
Earlier, Awang Tengah said BN fielded new faces in every state and parliamentary elections, giving opportunity for new candidates to shine and share their knowledge and ideas.
“We are keen to give a breath of fresh air to the party to ensure our struggle to serve the people remain relevant,” he said.
He added that the mixture of experienced and new faces within the party gives a sense of dynamism, which will be the pillar to success.
Meanwhile, Santubong BN candidate Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said PKR may have no idea how to manage Sarawak as they are very much peninsula-based.
“Under BN, more than RM30 billion had been spent on Sarawak alone and this is a statement of commitment to Sarawak,” he added.