Full Report from UMNO on Line
KUCHING, Jan 27 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin tonight attended a dinner and briefing with Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) component party leaders on preparations for the 13th general election upon his arrival here for a three-day working visit to the state.
Muhyiddin, who is also Umno deputy president and BN deputy chairman, also held a closed-door meeting with the state BN leaders at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) headquarters in Jalan Bako, here.
Also present were Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is also the state BN chairman and PBB president, Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui, Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party president (SPDP) Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing.
Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan also attended the meeting.
In Sarawak, the coming general election will only involve its 31 parliamentary seats and not the state seats as the state election was held on April 16, 2011 where BN won 29 seats, with PBB holding 14 of the seats, SUPP (five), SPDP (four) and PRS (six). The opposition has only two seats, Bandar Kuching and Sibu, through DAP.
Tomorrow, Muhyiddin will visit the family members of the late national warrior, Datuk Temenggong Kanang Langkau in Kampung Sungai Apong Baru, here, before attending a gathering with the villagers at the village community hall.
He is scheduled to then officially open a business square, Medan Niaga Satok, in Jalan Matang, Petra Jaya, a project by the federal government costing RM46.6 million and now administered by Fama.
The deputy prime minister will also be meeting federal and state civil servants at a hotel, here, before attending a casual gathering with youths at the Kuching Integrated Recreation Centre.
At night, Muhyiddin will attend the 1Malaysia people’s gathering at Siniawan old town in Bau, near here.
On Tuesday, Muhyiddin will have a walkabout and breakfast with local Chinese business and community leaders at RH Plaza, Jalan Stutong, here, before going to Sibu for a leader-meets-people session at Dewan Suarah, Sarikei.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, will attend a 1Malaysia Young Teachers’ gathering at SMK Sacred Heart in Sibu before returning to Kuala Lumpur the same evening.