Wednesday, February 24, 2010

No PBB candidates under MACC probe, says party

All the candidates vying for posts at the 12th convention of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) from Feb 27 to March 5 have been found to be free of any investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), PBB secretary-general Dr Stephen Rundi Itom said today.

Forty-one candidates are contesting for posts in the PBB Youth, Wanita PBB and PBB Supreme Council, he said, adding that none of the top posts in the supreme council and the two wings were seeing contests.

“The candidates have been warned not to resort to money politics to garner votes,” he told a news conference on the convention, here.

Dr Rundi said the convention, to be held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, would begin with the PBB Youth and Wanita PBB assemblies on Saturday and Sunday.

PBB president and Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was scheduled to open these assemblies on Saturday, he added.

“Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will open the PBB convention on March 2,” he said, adding that the convention, involving 5,000 delegates and observes, would be the biggest so far.

Dr Rundi said the PBB Youth, Wanita PBB and Supreme Council debates would be closed to the media.

“All resolutions adopted at the convention will be used to harness momentum for the next Sarawak state elections,” he said.

Besides the convention, a seminar on current issues would be held on Monday to familiarise PBB members on the latest developments in the state, he added. — Bernama

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