Abdullah (second left) shakes hands with Baru as See (left) and Sharifah Hasidah look on.
KUCHING: The statement of state PKR chairman Baru Bian in supporting Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem’s stand on corruption and integrity has earned the party’s appreciation from the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC).
Its chairman Abdullah Saidol said the backbenchers praised the attitude of state PKR elected representatives, who supported the chief minister’s stand on issues such as corruption and illegal logging.
“On behalf of the backbenchers, we would like to congratulate and convey our appreciation, notwithstanding our differences in our political ideas.
“If there is anything in common that is in favour of the people or of public interests, we will support each other,” he told a press conference at the State Legislative Assembly sitting yesterday.
Abdullah, who is also the chief political secretary to the chief minister, said that Adenan, during his meeting with PKR representatives recently, had said that he was ever willing to listen to any good ideas coming from any parties, even from the opposition.
“He (Adenan) is willing to hear if the good ideas will benefit the people.
“For that, we, the backbenchers support and appreciate the stand made by PKR assemblymen.”
Baru, who is Ba Kelalan assemblyman, meanwhile said he was glad that Adenan, being the chief executive officer of the state, had made a very clear stand on corruption, as corruption was like ‘cancer’ in the society.
“It weakens the whole society. When I talked about drugs and online gambling in Lawas in particular, and the smuggling of vehicles into Indonesia, all of the enforcements were ineffective because of corruption.”
He also thanked the BNBBC for their assurance that they would support state PKR in suggestions that would benefit the state and the people.
State PKR vice chairman and Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How as well as Samariang assemblywoman and a political secretary to the Chief Minister Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali were also present at the press conference.