PAS delegation organises working visit to Sarawak
BINTULU: Parti Islam Semalaysia (PAS) led by its central youth chief Nasrudin Hasan and eight other PAS exco members from Peninsular Malaysia had a two-day working visit to the state last Saturday.
In a joint press conference with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Democratic Action Party (DAP) youth members here Nasrudin said their main objective was to visit members of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in the state for closer working relationship.
“In our meeting earlier we have come to an agreement that we (PR) will work closely together to get Sarawakians to push the BN away,” said Nasrudin.
“We will work extra hard towards this end and we are confident the people now want some changes and we are willing to bring the changes.
“We will give greater attention to the people’s needs and fight for their interests,” he added.
He thus urged the people in the state who wanted a better government to rally behind PR in the coming state election.
He said Sarawak and Sabah were vital for PR to effectively bring down the BN government because the BN’s majority win in the 12th general election were through the two states.
Asked about the seats to be contested by PAS in Bintulu in particular, he said it was up to the leadership in the state PR.
Meanwhile, PKR Bintulu chairman Paul Raja said they were ready for greater cooperation with other member PR parties especially in facing the coming state election.
“We PKR youth members welcome the delegates from PAS to boost their membership here. We offer our cooperation in PR. Even though the official formation of PR in the state has yet to be form there is no obstacle for our partnership.
“We are ready to achieve our mutual goal and as said by Nasarudin earlier indeed Sarawak is an important agenda for PR,” said Paul.
DAP Bintulu branch secretary Lee Chee Kwong also pledged their “full commitment and support” to cooperation among PAS, PKR and DAP.
“We are confident the people in the state are ready for greater change. The people I think are waiting for the announcement of PR formation. They are ready for PR thus I hope the formation of PR can be speeded up,” said Lee.
Also present at the press conference were PAS youth secretary Kamaruzaman Mohamad, Bintulu PAS secretary Mohd Syarizal Maksir and DAP Bintulu branch publicity secretary Tonny Ung.