PBB hon­ours ‘un­writ­ten’ cul­ture

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Peter Boon re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

SIBU: The cul­ture of un­der­stand­ing among mem­bers of Parti Pe­saka Bu­mi­put­era Ber­satu (PBB) should be pre­served, say­ing that it is the source of the party’s strength.

Ac­cord­ing to Min­is­ter of Util­i­ties Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi, who is also PBB sec­re­tary­gen­eral, mem­bers of both Pe­saka and Bu­mipu­tra wings of PBB have pro­found un­der­stand­ing that there shall not be any con­flict or clash of in­ter­est amongst them­selves.

“So, we fit in very well be­cause in our con­sti­tu­tion, this is well taken care of; ex­cept that only the po­si­tion struc­ture is based on un­der­stand­ing – it’s un­writ­ten but it is the cul­ture of PBB.

“I think as long as we un­der­stand and re­spect (be­tween one an­other) as well as put a high re­gard as far as we are con­cerned, I think the party is very strong.

“That is the source of strength for PBB,” he told re­porters here after the ‘Mer­a­rau Seg­u­lai Se­jalai’ pro­gramme at Rumah Mary, Sun­gai Bidut yes­ter­day, hosted by PBB Bawang As­san.

The guests com­prised mem­bers of seven PBB units here – namely Bawang As­san, Tan­jung Pe­nasu, Pa­sai, Ras­sau, Bun­gan, Bukit Be­sai (pro tem) and Sun­gai Bidut (pro tem).

Adding on, Dr Rundi also called upon the PBB units to work closely to­gether.

Mean­while, long­house chief­tain Mary Geruna said she was hon­oured to play host to the top PBB lead­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to her, her 18-door long­house was built in 1938 and is in need of re­pairs.

“We also hope for as­sis­tance for rewiring works be­cause this is a very old long­house. That aside, we also re­quest for WiFi ser­vice as the youths th­ese ways are In­ter­net-savvy,” she said.

On Mary’s re­quest, Deputy Min­is­ter of Ru­ral and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Datuk Alexan­der Nanta Linggi said: “Be­cause they re­quested for some projects to ren­o­vate and up­grade their long­house, we have this pro­gramme called ‘Pro­jek

So, we fit in very well be­cause in our con­sti­tu­tion, this is well taken care of; ex­cept that only the po­si­tion struc­ture is based on un­der­stand­ing – it’s un­writ­ten but it is the cul­ture of PBB. — Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi, Min­is­ter of Util­i­ties

Ban­tuan Rumah’ from my min­istry.”

Nanta said should the min­istry ap­prove his rec­om­men­da­tion, it would be RM10,000 per fam­ily – there are 18 fam­i­lies.

“So, they (the long­house) will be get­ting about RM180,000 for re­pairs from my min­istry,” he said.

Later, Dr Rundi also an­nounced RM10,000 from his Mi­nor Ru­ral Pro­ject grant for Rumah Mary’s se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee (JKKK), and an­other RM20,000 for PBB Bawang As­san.

For­mer deputy chief min­is­ter Datuk Pat­inggi Tan Sri Al­fred Jabu who is Sarawak Bio­di­ver­sity Coun­cil ad­vi­sor, Bukit Go­ram as­sem­bly­man Jef­fer­son Jamit, Tamin as­sem­bly­man Christo­pher Gira, po­lit­i­cal sec­re­taries to chief min­is­ter Mau­rice Joannes Giri, Petrus Igat Mathias, Coun­cil­lor Ta­pah Ata, Jenny Bangga, Te­meng­gong Stan­ley Gra­mong and Romeo Christo­pher Te­gong, who is also act­ing PBB Bawang As­san chair­man and PBB Sun­gai Bidut pro tem chair­man Ji­ram Mar­dan were present at the event.

Jabu, flanked by Nanta (se­cond left) and Dr Rundi, in a photo-call wear­ing tra­di­tional gar­ments. With them are (from left) Jamit, Romeo and Gira.

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