Thursday, February 18, 2010

No contest expected for top PBB posts

No contests are expected for the top posts at the 12th convention of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak's biggest political party and backbone of the state BN, from Feb 27 to March 2 in Kuching.

PBB deputy president Abang Johari Openg, who is minister of housing and urban development, said today he did not expect any contest for the two posts of deputy president, two posts of senior vice-president and six posts of vice-president.

"However, there may be some changes in the supreme council line-up," he told reporters during a visit to the residence of his assistant minister Soon Choon Teck in Sibu in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.

There have been calls from the PBB branches for Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud to continue to helm the party.

About 5,000 delegates and observers from the party's 71 branches state-wide are expected to converge at the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching for the convention.

Abang Johari said Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was scheduled to open the convention.

He said the PBB Youth would meet on Feb 27 and Wanita PBB on March 1.

Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Fadillah Yusof is the current chairman of PBB Youth while Wanita PBB is led by senator Empiang Jabu.

- Bernama

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