14th PBB Triennial General Assembly To Table Three Motions, Including MA63

KUCHING, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- The 14th Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) triennial general assembly to be held from tomorrow until Sunday will table the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) motion before it is submitted to the federal government.

PBB secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said, apart from MA63, two other motions to be presented at the general assembly are the digital economy and education.

"We will submit the MA63 resolution to the federal government, which is supported by all PBB members for us to continue discussing any rights that have been eroded. We don't want to quarrel, we only want these rights to be restored cordially through negotiations, we never thought of seceding from Malaysia," he told a media conference here today.

The three-day conference is expected to be attended by 5,000 delegates, observers and members from throughout Sarawak.

Dr Rundi said PBB president and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will officiate at the simultaneous opening of the PBB Women and Youth Movements general assembly tomorrow.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Barisan Nasional chairman will officiate the 14th PBB triennial general assembly on Saturday, he said.

This time, the conference will witness only the posts of vice president (Bumiputera wing) to be contested while there will be no contests for other posts.

Seven candidates who will vie for the posts of vice president (Bumiputera wing) are Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah; Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi and Assistant Minister of Coastal Roads Datuk Julaihi Narawi.

Also contesting are Minister in the Chief Miinister's Office Datuk Talip Zulpilip; Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapa'ee; Assistant Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datuk Len Talif Salleh and Assistant Minister of Agriculture Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail.

For the Pesaka wing, there was no contest for the three vice president posts, hence confirming these posts will be held by Dr Rundi, who is also Minister of Utilities; Assistant Minister of Utilities Datuk Ronald Sagah Wee Inn and Sarawak Legislative Assembly deputy speaker Datuk Gerawat Gala.