Nanta: BN has strong fun­da­men­tals to con­tinue ad­min­is­ter­ing S’wak

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KUCH­ING: State BN sec­re­tarygen­eral Datuk Alexan­der Nanta Linggi says Sarawak should be able to with­stand the po­lit­i­cal tsunami brought about by the down­fall of the BN fed­eral govern­ment in the just con­cluded gen­eral elec­tion as BN has strong fun­da­men­tals to con­tinue ad­min­is­ter­ing the state.

“We al­ready have a strong state govern­ment af­ter the 2016 state elec­tion. So, we just carry on with our re­spon­si­bil­ity as man­dated by the peo­ple,” Nanta said when con­tacted yes­ter­day.

He added that in the next state elec­tion to be held in 2021, Sarawak should be able to pre­vail un­der the lead­er­ship of Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Pat­inggi Abang Jo­hari Tun Openg, with the sup­port of the four com­po­nent par­ties.

“Go­ing for­ward shouldn’t be an is­sue be­cause we al­ready have a strong state govern­ment. We have plenty of re­sources. The chief min­is­ter has also as­sured us that we will be able to work with the fed­eral govern­ment.”

Nanta, who is also Kapit MP, said the chief min­is­ter has made it very clear that Sarawak would col­lab­o­rate with the Pakatan Hara­pan-led fed­eral govern­ment so as not to be left out of fed­eral al­lo­ca­tion.

“He (the chief min­is­ter) has made it very clear that we are will­ing to col­lab­o­rate with the fed­eral govern­ment for the good of the peo­ple. So, there is no is­sue about that. But if we have to play a role then we will play a role. He (chief min­is­ter) has also promised that he would con­sult state BN com­po­nent par­ties be­fore mak­ing any de­ci­sion.”

While SUPP, PRS and PBB have met and dis­cussed the is­sue, PDP pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, when con­tacted, said his party would con­vene its supreme coun­cil meet­ing soon.

“But what’s the hurry. The fed­eral govern­ment has not even set­tled down yet. Af­ter we have had our supreme coun­cil meet­ing, we will surely in­form you (press),” said Tiong.

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