Sabtu, 8 Oktober 2011

A people friendly budget, says PBB Youth economic chief

Pandi Suhaili
Naib Ketua Pemuda PBB
Ketua Biro Ekonomi Pemuda PBB
Posted on October 8, 2011, Saturday

KUCHING: PBB Youth Economic Bureau chief Pandi Suhaili sang praises of the newly announced budget as being a people friendly budget that aims to improve the welfare of the rakyat.

He pointed out that the government’s decision to allocate a sum of RM33.2 billion as subsidies and incentives shows that the government always cares for the rakyat.

“Many will be glad to hear about this because without government’s subsidies, some items are going to be really expensive for the rakyat,” he said when contacted yesterday.

He added the decision also brushed aside the fear among the rakyat that the government will do away with subsidies as a way to reduce the government’s spending.

Pandi, who is also the PBB vice youth chief, welcomed the move to increase the salaries of government’s employees from RM80 to RM320 in accordance to their grade.

Isnin, 3 Oktober 2011

Make intentions clear before offering ‘assistance’, PPP told

Pandi Suhaili
Naib Ketua Pemuda PBB
Ketua Biro Ekonomi Pemuda PBB
Posted on October 3, 2011, Monday

KUCHING: People’s Progressive Party (PPP) should come clean on its decision to spread its wings to Sarawak before offering its ‘sincere’ assistance to the State Barisan Nasional (BN) in the coming general election.

PBB youth vice chief Pandi Suhaili pointed out that so far the explanations provided by the party leaders were non-satisfactory.

“In the past the party said it had to come to Sarawak because of requests made by few hundred Sarawakians.

“It is not a good argument because those who wanted to bring in Umno claimed to have ten thousand Sarawakians behind their efforts but still Umno didn’t want to come in as the party respected the local parties in the state.

“To us in the PBB Youth, when PPP decided not to emulate Umno in respecting the spirit of Barisan Nasional, it showed us that the party had an ulterior motive of coming over here,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Selasa, 27 September 2011

Quick action to address chicken shortage goes well with consumers

Pandi Suhaili
Naib Ketua Pemuda PBB
Ketua Biro Ekonomi Pemuda PBB
Posted on September 27, 2011, Tuesday

KUCHING: PBB Youth Bureau Economy chief Pandi Suhaili welcomes the disclosure made by the Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim that the government has taken steps to address the shortage of chicken in the market.

He said many consumers experienced relief with the disclosure because the average price of chicken currently hovers between RM8.50 and RM9.50 per kg, which is costly.

“We hope that the ministry can act fast to normalise market price with steps that would address the matter,” he said when contacted yesterday.

He also hoped that the rakyat would be patient as the government is now making serious efforts to bring down the price for the benefit of the people in Sarawak.

“As usual the oppositions will be quick to blame the increase of the price of chicken on the government.

Ahad, 11 September 2011

TYT, wife grace Raya open house

Posted on September 11, 2011, Sunday

Salahuddin (seventh left), Norkiah and other guests cut
the yellow glutinous rice to officially open the function.

BINTULU: Hundreds of residents from Kampung Jepak and nearby villages attended the Hari Raya Open House held at the compound of Jepak Mosque yesterday, which was graced by the Head of State Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng and his wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Norkiah.

Sabtu, 23 Julai 2011

‘PPP not an alternative to SUPP’

‘PPP not an alternative to SUPP’
Posted on July 23, 2011, Saturday

KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party’s poor performance in the last state election should not be used as the basis for approving the application by Peninsula-based People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to set up a branch in Sarawak.

A PBB youth state exco Ambrose Jemut Ukam said Putra Jaya is making a big mistake in assuming that PPP could be an alternative to SUPP in the state.

“SUPP is a Chinese-dominant party while PPP is not. Therefore, don’t use the party’s loss of many seats in the last election as a reason to come in,” he said when contacted yesterday.

He pointed out that although SUPP only won six out of 19 seats contested in the last election, Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) still managed to get more than two-thirds majority in the election.

“If the Sarawak BN had lost in the last election, then we have no qualms accepting any Semenanjung-based component party of BN here but that is not the case.

Presence and purpose in Sarawak questioned

Datuk Stephen Rundi
Setiausaha Agung PBB
Posted on July 23, 2011, Saturday

KUCHING: The Secretary General of Sarawak Barisan Nasional Datuk Stephen Rundi Itom yesterday warned People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that the state BN would not compromise the presence of the party in the state if it jeopardizes the strength and structure of the Sarawak BN.

Rundi, who is also the Secretary General of PBB,the backbone of the Sarawak BN Government, said the presence of the party here will not help the BN as a whole because the party is not even doing well in Semenanjung.

“I dont want to pre-empt their motives but if it jeopardizes the Sarawak BN components’ strength and structure, we will not compromise.

“They are not doing well in Semenanjung … I don’t see what good they can do here either,” he said when contacted yesterday.

The secretary general, who is to-date the highest ranking Sarawak BN leader to comment on the approval given by the Registrar of Society (ROS) to PPP to open up branches in the state, said it would be better form BN as a whole if the party focuses on efforts to strengthen its base in the states in the peninsula before “thinking of spreading its wings to Sarawak.”

Selasa, 19 Julai 2011

PBB Youth vice-chief takes Anwar to task

Pandi Suhaili
Naib Ketua Pemuda PBB
Ketua Biro Ekonomi Pemuda PBB
Posted on July 19, 2011, Tuesday

KUCHING: PBB Youth vice chief Pandi Suhaili urged Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to clean up his political act first before accusing the Barisan Nasional (BN) government of overacting over the Bersih 2.0’s illegal public rally.

He argued that it would be difficult to take whatever Anwar advocated seriously when his political career was full of broken promises, twisted words and shameless lies.

“A politician like him will only drive the country into the drain because he never seemed to care about what would happen to this country.

“When he was in Umno, he hit PAS like nobody’s business … but when he is no longer in Umno, he did a three-hundred-sixty degree turn and praised PAS.

“He wants everybody to believe that PKR is a party that fights for justice but he shut his eyes to the injustice that happened in the party that resulted in many hardcore supporters leaving the party,” he said.