No plans to rejoin BN, says PBB’s Fadillah

Fadillah Yusof says PBB will focus on Sarawak’s development and the rights of the state.

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Sarawak has no intention of rejoining Barisan Nasional (BN) for now as it prepares for the 12th Sarawak state election.

PBB senior vice-president Fadillah Yusof said the party was maintaining its stand to stay with Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

“Now we are in the federal government and have strong cooperation with Perikatan Nasional (PN), which is a coalition of MPs from PPBM and PAS, as well as Umno and BN components.

“For us, what is important is to focus on Sarawak itself in the context of development and the rights of Sarawak under the 1963 Malaysia Agreement. We will stay with GPS but will cooperate with all parties,” said Fadillah, who is the senior works minister, after launching the 2021-2025 Works Department Strategic Plan here today.

PBB left BN after the 14th general election.

Apart from PBB, the three other parties in GPS are Sarawak United People’s Party, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Parti Demokratik Progresif (PDP).

The last Sarawak state election was held on May 7, 2016, and the next polls must take place by July next year.