CHIEF Minister Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem has called on opposition voters in the State to return to Barisan Nasional (BN).
He called for everyone to focus on what’s best for our Great State instead of dwelling on political differences.
“Let us set aside all our political differences for the sake of the future of Sarawak and the people,” he stressed.
This is such a refreshing attitude of wanting to work with Sarawakians from all sides of the political divide.
Really what do most Sarawakians want?
Aren’t we all striving to achieve similar goals such as regaining the autonomy that is rightfully Sarawak’s; ensuring a better future for all Sarawakians no matter where they live in urban or rural areas by providing greater development and employment opportunities; preparing Sarawakian children for a global economy through quality education; as well as keeping out bigots and extremists who threaten our Sarawakian way of life?
To achieve these and the many other goals of Sarawakians, requires all of us to work together instead of fighting each other.
We are all Anak Sarawak and while we may not see eye to eye on all issues, we all love our Great State and should therefore focus our energy on achieving these goals for Sarawak.
The only way we can ensure we achieve everything Sarawakians want is to prove to those from Malaya and the rest of the world that we are united under Team Adenan.
For Sarawak’s sake let’s all do so.
The story from Bernama:
Sarawak CM Adenan Satem invites opposition supporters back to BN
BAU: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today called on supporters of opposition parties to back the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the upcoming state elections for the good of the state’s future.
“Let us set aside all our political differences for the sake of the future of Sarawak and the people,” he said at a meet-the-people session organised by Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) at the Redeems Centre here.
Adenan, who is also Sarawak BN chairman, said a huge victory for the BN in the elections would be most meaningful for the state and the people.
He said he needed a strong mandate to continue his mission to develop the state, especially the rural areas, as well as to reclaim autonomy for Sarawak, and receive a larger allocation from the federal government.
As such, he requested the people to translate the loud cheers he received at events he attended into votes for the BN.
“Based on the support received during my visit around the state, I find support for the BN growing,” he said.
Meanwhile, the 10,000 people present at today’s event were told they needed to wait a little longer to find out who would run as the BN candidate for Tasik Biru in the state elections.
Adenan said he was impressed with the turnout at the event, but stopped short of announcing the candidate.
“However, based on what I have seen today, I know what decision to make later,” he said.
Tasik Biru incumbent Datuk Peter Nansian and Datuk Harry Henry Jinep of the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) had both offered to contest under the BN symbol.
Adenan also explained why he supported Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, whom he described as a prime minister who was good to the people and the state.
He said that since Najib became the prime minister, he had visited Sarawak almost 50 times and approved allocations for various projects and programmes in the state, including RM3 billion during his walkabouts and RM16 billion for the Pan Borneo Highway project.
Nansian, who also spoke at the event, expressed the undivided support of the Tasik Biru voters for the BN, and said hoped he would be picked to defend the seat.
Harry, when met by Bernama, said that in the spirit of the Easter celebrations, he set aside politics to attend today’s event, and even shook hands with Nansian in front of the chief minister.
“I’m the only candidate who attended the event organised by Teras as I believe our supporters are the same, namely BN supporters,” he said.