struggle still relevant
KOTA KINABALU, March 6 (Daily Express)
-- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) President Datuk Seri Joseph
Pairin Kitingan said there is still a lot to be done by
aware that our participation in the BN has yet to bear fruitful
results. However, history has proven that PBS' struggles
were still relevant and close at the heart of the rakyat,"
He was launching
the party's election management and machinery training-cum-leadership
seminar for PBS Wanita and Youth in conjunction with PBS'
22nd Anniversary at Promenade Hotel, Monday.
still popular among the people. The quality of leadership
and leaders is also improving, so if all these are taken
into account, we then have many reasons as to why we should
be proud to be part of PBS, that is the oldest party in
Sabah," he said.
in the past, now and future will remain the same. Now we
are part of the State and Federal governments where our
main leaders are directly involved in the administration
of the Malaysian and Sabah governments."
Pairin said focus
must be given towards the implementation of the various
developments under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP).
full confidence and belief that the BN will win in the next
election. But, what is more important is that we implement
the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) development programme properly
as expected by the people," he said.
He added that
even though the country upholds the democratic system, which
allows anyone eligible to contest in elections, the people
need to stand strong behind the present Government to ensure
the success of the 9MP.
end, Pairin who is a Deputy Chief Minister, said the party
leadership was gathering data to scrutinise the performance
of its elected representatives.
who is also Rural Development Minister, said the objective
of PBS and BN was to secure another landslide victory in
the next election.
In this respect,
he urged leaders and members of PBS to continue to be with
the people and listen to their problems with the view to
find solutions for them.
years we will face the rakyat to get the mandate. Although
the present mandate will end only in 2009, we have to be
prepared from now to keep our election machinery and management
updated," he said.
He said PBS'
aspiration was to continue participating in nation building
not only to achieve Vision 2020 but beyond it.
On PBS' 22nd
anniversary, Pairin said the party has had a bitter-sweet
memory during its 22 years in existence.
Among the sweet
memories was winning the State general election in 1985,
1986, 1989 and 1994 as well as rejoining the BN coalition
on Jan 23, 2002.