Thursday, December 2, 2021

Focus is service, not seats, PN says on Sarawak polls

Sarawak PN says the question of seat allocation will be left to the coalition's chairman Muhyiddin Yassin and Gabungan Parti Sarawak chief Abang Johari Openg.

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Perikatan Nasional (PN) today said that serving the people is more important than contesting the election to come in Sarawak, following notice by the Election Commission (EC) that the state legislative assembly there has been dissolved.

Sarawak PN chairman Jaziri Alkaf Abdillah added that the question of seat allocation would be left to the coalition’s chairman Muhyiddin Yassin and Gabungan Parti Sarawak chief Abang Johari Openg.

“Sarawak PN is ready to face this election because we have been serving the people without waiting for polls,” he said in a statement.

“Our political concept is that of service,” he said, adding that they would hold to mature politics as the priority should be the people of Sarawak.

Jaziri also said that the Sarawak government led by Abang Johari had given its best to serve the people who come from all races and ethnicities.

“So I hope it is reasonable that we give our support to him yet again to continue this service and the development agenda for everyone in Sarawak,” he said.

He also acknowledged the concern of many about the holding of polls during the Covid-19 situation, saying SOPs must be set at once.

“The matter of safety and SOPs must be made clear and cannot be done in a rush as we are just only beginning to return to a normal life.”

On Wednesday, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah consented to end the prolonged emergency in Sarawak, paving the way for long-awaited polls.

There are 82 seats in the Sarawak state assembly, the largest legislature in the country.

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