Bersatu looks to strengthen presence in Sarawak

KUCHING: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is looking to strengthen its presence in Sarawak by setting up divisions and recruiting members.  

Sarawak Bersatu operations director Zakaria Bujang said the party had set up six divisions in Santubong, Stampin, Kota Samarahan, Sri Aman, Saratok and Bintulu since its entry into the state.  

"We plan to set up six more divisions, which we hope will be approved soon.  

"After that, we will form more divisions in order to have one in each in the 31 parliamentary constituencies in Sarawak.  

"We will continue to recruit members and strengthen Bersatu in Sarawak," he told reporters after a briefing with the party's division leaders here on Thursday (June 20).  

Zakaria said Sarawak Bersatu currently has about 10,700 registered members throughout the state.  

"We are targeting at least 31,000 members once all the divisions are set up," he said.

Sarawak Bersatu was launched by party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Bintulu on Dec 1 last year.  

Zakaria also said Sarawak Bersatu was not lining up candidates for the next state election for now.  

"At the moment, we want to strengthen our party to help our Pakatan Harapan partners in Sarawak," he said.  

The state polls are due in mid-2021.


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