SIBU, Sept 15 (Bernama) -- The Sarawak government wants to see Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to continue leading the country after the 13th general election.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said the Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) would deliver the mandate so that the Prime Minister could further develop the state and bring continued prosperity to the people.
He said this at a dinner attended by Najib, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and over 500 longhouse chiefs and community leaders from the Sibu, Lanang and Sarikei parliamentary constituencies and BN elected representatives here Saturday night.
Najib, accompanied by Rosmah, are here for a two-day visit and will also visit Bintulu tomorrow to officiate at the national-level Hari Malaysia hosted by the state and held in Bintulu at its old airport site in the evening.
Taib, who is also the State BN chairman, said the state was very confident of winning the coming parliamentary election.
"In the last two to three years, the opposition had talked about capturing the state and the federal governments because they were going to bring changes which the people wanted," he said.
By now, he said the people had realised that the opposition could not deliver what was promised.
"The end result is they will prefer to believe Najib more than the opposition who have been speaking less than the full truth about him and the BN.
"I have great hope the people of Sibu will come back and appreciate what the BN government is like," he said.
tunku : there is no doubt that Taib can delivers the seats for BN in sarawak but that will be the pbb's seats. what about supp, spdp and prs ? can their party presidents promises the same thing? i am doubtful about supp.supp is still looking for a formula that can wins back the votes especially from the chinese voters. for spdp and prs, in fighting is their norm now. these parties need to change asap.they should close ranks especially their leaders.