Sunday, 30 June 2013

Bala peminat ngerami pemenang Tim Sarawak ba Liga Premier 2013

KUCHING: Urung 1,000 iku peminat begelumu di Padang Merdeka kemari ngerami pemujur tim main bol Sarawak nyadi champian Liga Premier 2013.

Raban pemain enggau staf pematih mai tropi champion berengkah ari Jalai Tun Abdul Rahman nuju Padang Merdeka.

Presiden Gerempung Bolasepak Sarawak (FAS) Datu Sudarsono Osman madah, semengat baru udah dipandangka peminat main bol Sarawak lalu mujur ngangkatka semengat pemain.

“Penyukung Sarawak amat manah lalu meri semengat baru ngagai raban pemain ngambika bebendar agi bemain ba atas padang,” ku iya.

Ku iya nambah, pemujur Sarawak nyadi champian ukai sebengkah pekara ti mudah ke alai tiap iku pemain enggau pematih udah bebendar bejalaika tanggung pengawa diri ngambika mujur dalam semua pekit.

Sebedau liga berengkah, FAS netapka tagit nyadi champian liga, bemain ba Liga Super lalu enda alah ba tiap main dalam liga, tandu Sudarsono.

“Dua tagit udah dijapai, tagit ke penudi iya nya ngenanka rikut enda kala alah,” ku iya.

Crocs parade trophy to thousands of cheering fans

June 30, 2013

“The Sarawak team needs your support to go to greater heights."
-Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah 
CUP OF DREAM: Sarawak captain Shahrol Shaperi lifts the cup to the main stand after their arrival. 
— Photos by Rais Sanusi
KUCHING: Thousands of Sarawak football fans jam the Padang Merdeka in the heart of the city to cheer the state team as they parade the Premier League trophy they won in an unbeaten run with one more match to play, yesterday afternoon.

The arrival of the players and coaches in an open deck tram was heralded with much fanfare by the hard-core fans, the Sarawak Ultras, who also call themselves GB13.

The supporters, some of whom gathered there in the morning, lined up the roads and streets as the tram wound its way past the Kuching Waterfront to Padang Merdeka where thousands more fans were waiting.

Sarawak Football Association (FAS) president Datu Sudarsono Osman in his speech thanked the supporters for standing by the team even when they were relegated from Super League last year.

“The fans were amazing as they continued to stay behind us. This trophy actually belongs to all the fans who stood behind us,” said Sudarsono.

He revealed that during the team motivational camp early January this year coach Robert Alberts challenged the team to win the Premier League title undefeated to move back to the Super League next season.

Karim bangga dengan prestasi FA Sarawak

June 30, 2013

“Kejayaan ini tidak datang bergolek kerana ia menuntut komitmen jitu FAS dan pemain.” Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

BERSEJARAH: Peminat bola sepak Sarawak tidak melepaskan peluang menyentuh piala Liga Premier 2013 yang dijulang Mohd Shahrol Saperi. — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi
KUCHING: Lebih 1,000 peminat membanjiri Padang Merdeka semalam untuk meraikan kejayaan pasukan bola sepak Sarawak menjuarai Liga Premier 2013.

Program meraikan kejayaan itu bermula dengan persembahan kelab penyo-kong yang menyanyikan beberapa lagu pencetus semangat pemain yang kebiasaannya berkumandang di Stadium Negeri.

Para pemain dan staf kejurulatihan kemudiannya membawa piala bersejarah itu berarak dari Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman ke Padang Merdeka.

Presiden Persatuan Bola Sepak Sarawak (FAS) Datu Sudarsono Osman berkata, semangat baharu ditampilkan peminat bola sepak Sarawak dan berjaya meningkatkan semangat pemain untuk berjuang di padang.

“Penyokong Sarawak memang hebat dan memainkan peranan untuk mencetus semangat baharu kepada pemain bagi menampilkan prestasi lebih cemerlang,” katanya.

Menurutnya, kejayaan Sarawak merangkul kejuaraan itu bukan kebetulan kerana setiap pemain dan jurulatih berusaha keras untuk memperolehi kejayaan dalam perlawanan.

Tambahnya, sebelum liga bermula, FAS sudah menetapkan sasaran untuk menjuarai liga, layak ke Liga Super dan bermain tanpa kalah sepanjang saingan liga.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Cycle under night lights at Le’ Park

June 28, 2013

NEW CYCLING TREK: Karim (right) explains something to Liew (third right) as they stroll along the trek 
as others look on.
KUCHING: Cycling enthusiasts can now ride their bikes in comfort at night at Le’ Park’s newly completed mountain bike and jogging trek.

“The 1.75km trek will be completely lighted up at night so the public can cycle along the trek, which is the first lighted mountain bike and jogging trek in Sarawak,” Assistant Minister of Youth Development Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah told reporters after opening the trail with Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association (SLTA) president Dato Patrick Liew here yesterday.

He said the trek would serve as another attraction in the city for cycling enthusiasts looking for a challenge when riding their mountain bikes.

“Though the trek is short at only 1.75km, it is nevertheless sufficient for those who enjoy cycling as it will provide a new and challenging experience,” he added.

The trek at Le’ Park, which is managed and developed by SLTA, is expected to provide the people with a designated place to ride their bikes at night in a safe environment. The place is also installed with spotlights to brighten up the area as well as closed-circuit television (CCTV).

“We have installed eight CCTVs with night vision and 12 spotlights along the trek so it will be quite bright for those who are cycling or jogging here,” said Liew.

According to him, the trek took three months to complete with an estimated cost of RM150,000.

“We did not cut down any trees but merely cleared the bushes to pave way for the trial. While that was being carried out, we found that there are over 100 species of plants along the way so we will be putting up their scientific names,” he said, pointing out that the trek had the potential to also serve as an attraction for visitors as well as photography opportunity for hobbyists.

Liew also noted that there were still some minor improvements to be carried out such as landscaping work and constructing a pavilion.

“Entrance to the trek will be landscaped as well and also there will be ample area for the people to park their bicycles,” he added.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Water supply problem in Asajaya will be a history soon

KOTA SAMARAHAN : The people in Asajaya will be able to have better water supply once the water supply problem in the area is solved in six months to one year from now.

Asajaya assemblyman Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said that the government was taking serious effort to solve this water supply problem as could be seen by the many huge pipelines placed along the roadside in Asajaya waiting to be connected to the sources from Kuching.

He added that the water plant in Asajaya itself was unable to supply enough water to all the people in Asajaya and Sadong Jaya due to the increase in population.

Karim said this when met by the media after closing the Shell Traffic Education Programme for Samarahan District 2013 held at Dewan Suarah Kota Samarahan last Monday.

According to Karim , the pipeline conneting work would be slightly delayed due to some problems faced by the contractor.

On the Shell Traffic Education Programme , Karim said it was a good initiative by Shell as it would create greater awareness on road safety among the programme participants so that they would become responsible road users.

“It is good to start this porgramme with school kids because they can practise what have learn and apply it for their whole live,” said Karim.300 school students from 17 schools in Samarhan division participated in the programme.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Special children take part in Shell Traffic Games

June 26, 2013

GOOD START: Children of SJK Chung Hua Asajaya which emerged overall team winner (primary school
category) with the guests.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Some 272 school children from 17 secondary and primary schools (six secondary and 11 primary schools) in Samarahan division participated in the Shell Traffic Games at the Civic Centre here.

Yesterday’s event was participated by hearing-impaired children from Samarahan Special School.

According to Shell Malaysia Upstream Corporate Affairs senior manager Peing Tajang, this was the first time the event was participated by these special children.

She encouraged the participation of more such children in the future.

Assistant Youth Development Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah officiated at the closing ceremony.

Peing said road safety was a key focus area in the company’s corporate social responsibility.

“We spend over RM1 million every year to implement the games (Shell Traffic Games) across the country, and for Sarawak we allocate over RM300,000 annually.”

Karim: Water woes to end within 6 to 12 months

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The shortage of clean water here is expected to be over within six months and one year from now.

Asajaya assemblyman Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this is because the laying of water pipes to the water source in Kuching is still underway.

He explained yesterday that the work was a bit slow due to the problems faced by the contractor.

“With the present water shortage, I hope the affected people will be patient because the problem can be rectified within a year,” Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Youth Development Minister, told reporters after closing the Shell Traffic Games at the Civic Centre here.

The Assistant Minister of Housing explained that the present water treatment plant in Asajaya could not meet the demand of the growing population.

“If we look at the present phase of development and growing household and population, the water treatment plant cannot meet the demand and that is why we are facing the water problem,” he pointed out.

Check lights before riding motorcycles - Karim

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Many are driving motorcycles with non-functioning tail-lights.

This caught the attention of Youth Development Assistant Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

The situation, he said, was made worst when the motorcyclist and pillion rider were not wearing reflective gear.

He urged the owners to check their motorcycle lights so as not to court danger.

“While driving at night, I used to notice that there are motorcycles with headlamps on, but not the tail-lights. I urge the owners of motorcycles to rectify the problem as it will not cost much,” Abdul Karim said at the closing of Samarahan level Shell Traffic Games at the Civic centre here yesterday.

He said some motorcyclists risk their lives and that of others by riding machines they know are not roadworthy, and could cause road accidents.

Abdul Karim commended Sarawak Shell Bhd for organising the event for the 50th year.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Abang Johari terajui SABERKAS bagi penggal 2013-2016

June 25, 2013

PERKASA PEMBANGUNAN BELIA: Abang Johari bersama Aidan Wing mengadakan sidang media selepas
Perhimpunan Agung Tritahunan SABERKAS di Kuching, kelmarin.

KUCHING: Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Belia Bersatu Sarawak (SABERKAS) mengekalkan Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg sebagai presiden bagi penggal 2013-2016 menerusi Perhimpunan Agung Tritahunan SABERKAS di sini, kelmarin.

Bagaimanapun, jawatan timbalan presiden diberikan kepada muka baharu iaitu Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn bagi menggantikan Dato Sri Douglas Uggah yang menarik diri atas sebab komitmen beliau dalam Kementerian Perusahaan, Perladangan dan Komoditi.

Naib presiden pula menyenaraikan Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Datuk Stephen Rundi, Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah dan Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.

Lee akan bertanggungjawab bagi komuniti Cina, Hasidah bagi kaum wanita manakala Karim dan Rundi masing-masing bertanggungjawab terhadap pembangunan belia bandar dan luar bandar.

Justeru, Abang Johari yang juga Menteri Perumahan dan Menteri Pelancongan menyatakan harapan agar SABERKAS akan meneruskan usaha sebagai sebuah pertubuhan belia, di mana ia kini mempunyai dua pertiga ahli muda daripada keseluruhan ahli.

“Sasaran kita ialah untuk membantu kerajaan dan masyarakat belia mencapai arus perdana pembangunan menjelang tahun 2030.

“Kita menyediakan pemimpin pelapis yang berpengalaman kerana dalam tempoh 17 tahun akan datang, mereka akan mengambil alih kepimpinan yang lama.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Abg Jo remains as Saberkas chief, Karim elected as vice-presidents

June 24, 2013

DYNAMIC LINE-UP: Abang Johari perceives the Saberkas new line-up for the 2013-2016 term as representative of a young and dynamic team of professionals. Also seen is Saberkas secretary-general Datuk Aidan (right).
KUCHING: Housing Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg retained his post as president of Sarawak National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) which also saw the election of a new deputy-president and three new vice-presidents.

State Legislative Assembly (DUN) deputy speaker Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn who was formerly a vice-president took up the role as deputy-president to replace Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas.

The Betong MP decided not to seek re-election due to his commitment in Putrajaya as Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Abang Johari mentioned that Uggah will continue to help with the development of Saberkas as the latter has planned to set up a palm oil seedling project which will involve the association.

The three newly elected vice-presidents are Youth Development Assistant Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Assistant Minister of Public Utilities Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi and Samariang assemblywoman Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali who is the first woman elected as a vice-president of Saberkas.

The trio replaced former International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office Datuk Naroden Majais, Jason Tai Hee and Sagah. Assistant Sports Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin was re-elected as vice-president.

Saberkas secretary-general Datuk Aidan Wing and deputy secretary-general Dato Paul Teo Choo Tee also retained their respective posts. The new committee, to serve for the 2013-2016 term, also saw the election of 25 new ordinary exco-members which included Engkilili assemblyman Johnical Rayong Ngipa.

“I hope that Saberkas would be able to continue playing its role to help the government and youths in the state mainstream development up to the year 2030.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Galeri: Majlis Pelancaran Ulangtahun ke-45 SMK Pesantren Abdul Taib Mahmud

June 16, 2013

45TH ANNIVERSARY… Chief Minister Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud (seventh left) and his wife Puan
Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib (eighth left) are joined by Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman (fourth left), Aidel Lariwoo
(sixth left), Hajah Nancy Shukri (seventh right) and others in cutting the anniversary cake, as Haji Julaihi Narawi
(left), Haji Karim Rahman Hamzah (second left), Datuk Wan Wahab Wan Sanusi (right) and others look on.

‘Don’t use Ngap Sayot for politics’

KUCHING: Former state football coach Awang Mahyan Awang Mohamad is against the proposed use of the famous Ngap Sayot battle cry for political purposes.

The man credited with coining the football battle cry in the late 80s said he was unhappy with Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng’s suggestion of combining Ngap Sayot with its existing Ubah slogan as the party’s strategy for the next state election.

“I oppose any plan to have it being used for political purposes. It is not proper. Though Ngap Sayot has universal purposes apart from a battle cry in sports, I do not agree with this battle cry being used by others with political agendas,” he said when contacted.

Awang Mahyan said the battle cry is a combination of local words to psych up sportsmen.

“The word Ngap is used locally by anyone be it Chinese, Iban or Malay to signify makan (eat). The word Sayot refers to sayur (vegetables) as some of the traders then pronounced it. So, the phrase Ngap Sayot means to eat vegetables. It is to signify that it is easy for you to take down your opponent if you do not let fear get in your way.

“This battle cry is certainly meant to psych up or motivate your athletes and sportsmen during games, but it is certainly not meant for politics. They (DAP) did not use such a battle cry when they won the state of Penang so why should they need this battle cry for their strategy in Sarawak,” he said.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Gov’t focusing on innovation and creativity

KUCHING: Innovation and creativity are the main focus of the government’s efforts towards a developed country and a high income nation by the year 2020. 

Therefore, it is important for everyone to cultivate innovation in their daily life.

Assistant Minister of Housing and Youth Development, Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah stated this during the closing ceremony of UiTM Innovation and Creativity Week at UiTM, Kota Samarahan here yesterday.

“We need to think outside the box to deliver quality services and produce products that are able to compete internationally and, at the same time, bring up the country’s name,” said Karim.

He pointed out that younger generations were capable of competing and had plenty of ideas to create innovative and creative things. 

According to him, noble efforts like these can continue to provide opportunities for the youths to bring their ideas to a higher level, where they can make significant changes in services and in everyday life. 

“Constructive collaboration between higher education institutions, communities and the government is very important to achieve the vision of producing young generations who are competitive and creative to trigger an innovation that can enhance the dignity and the name of the country in the eyes of the world.”

Pupuk masyarakat berintegriti dan inovasi

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Pemupukan budaya kreativiti dan inovasi perlu diterap dalam kalangan generasi muda supaya dapat mengoptimakan potensi masing-masing ke arah pembangunan negara. Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Haji Abdul Karim Hamzah berkata ia adalah bertepatan dengan konsep 1Malaysia setiap anak Malaysia adalah modal insan berpotensi yang penting kepada sesebuah negara.

“Ia juga sejajar dengan hasrat yang mahukan perubahan dilakukan melalui inovasi secara menyeluruh bagi memacu ekonomi negara ke satu tahap lebih kukuh dan berdaya saing tinggi,” katanya. Beliau berkata demikian pada Majlis Penutupan Minggu Inovasi dan Kreativiti serta Pelancaran Pertandingan Saintis Muda UiTM Sarawak “Best New Hybrid Orchid” di Dewan Jubli Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Sarawak (UiTM) di sini petang tadi.

Menurut beliau inovasi dan kreativiti merupakan fokus utama kerajaan dalam usaha menuju ke arah negara maju dan rakyat berpendapatan tinggi menjelang tahun 2020. Beliau berkata bagi memastikan pembangunan yang inklusif kerajaan akan terus merancang dan melaksanakan program serta aktiviti berintensifkan pengetahuan, kreativiti dan inovasi.

Beliau juga menegaskan inovasi akan terus diperkukuh dan diarusperdanakan dalam semua sektor dan lapisan masyarakat di negara ini. “Kita perlu berfikir secara luar biasa untuk menyampaikan perkhidmatan lebih berkualiti dan menghasilkan produk yang dapat memberi persaingan sihat di peringkat antarabangsa sekaligus membawa nama negara di persada global,” katanya.

Karim juga berkata remaja sekarang ini lebih dilihat mampu untuk bersaing secara sihat dalam menghasilkan idea-idea yang kreatif dan berfikiran inovatif dalam mencetuskan hasil produk yang berkualiti. Beliau menambah kerajsama yang jitu dari semua pihak dapat merealisasikan penghasilan idea-idea dan produk kreatif dan inovatif di kalangan pelajar ataupun remaja.

Justeru katanya sumbangan yang diberikan dapat menjadi pemangkin kepada generasi akan datang dalam menghasilkan produk serta perkhidmatan lebih kreatif. Beliau berharap usaha murni seperti itu dapat diteruskan bagi memberi peluang kepada para remaja dalam mengetengahkan idea-idea mereka diperingkat lebih tinggi.

Menurut Karim lagi kolaborasi yang konstruktif di antara institusi pengajian tinggi, komuniti, masyarakat awam dan pihak kerajaan amat penting bagi merealisasikan impian generasi baru yang berdaya saing dan kreatif. Di samping itu tambah beliau ia juga dapat melahirkan generasi baru yang berupaya untuk mencetuskan satu inovasi bagi meningkatkan martabat dan nama negara di mata dunia.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Boycott threat shows PKR’s true colours

June 14, 2013

SIBU: The indecisiveness of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) over the boycott of the first seating of the new parliament on June 24 shows the party is more concerned about politicking than serving the people.

Saying this yesterday, state BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi commented, ‘The needs and aspirations of the people had become secondary to them,’

He added that PKR could not even decide on the most basic obligation of a MP which was to take their oath of office so that they could address people’s needs and aspirations. “

“They are only concerned about power and politicking, especially Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and people become secondary.

“Do they deserve to be given the mandate? The people will tell sooner or later,” Dr Rundi, who is Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) told The Borneo Post.

He was asked to comment on the different stands between DAP and PKR on whether to boycott the first parliamentary sitting.

Miri MP Dr Michael Teo Yu Kheng was reported to have said he was still waiting for instructions from their top leadership on whether it is go or no go.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Galeri: Majlis Penyerahan Kunci Rumah Bintulu

June 13, 2013

Datuk Amar Abang Johari (third right) handing over a mock house key to one of the tenants of PPR Bandaria
Park Flats, as (from left) Abdul Karim, Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Datuk Francis Harden and Datuk Naroden Majais
look on.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Abd Karim: DAP ‘go rural’ most welcomed

SIBU: DAP’s mission to go rural may well be an eye opener for them so that they can appreciate that Sarawak is almost the size of Peninsula and to implement development projects is certainly no walk in the park.

PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the opposition’s move to go to the rural areas was most welcomed so that they could see for themselves the real thing.

He was responding to DAP’s three broad strategies to break BN stronghold in the state, one of which was that they had identified 20 rural seats as special focus in the next state election.

Outgoing state DAP chairman, Wong Ho Leng, who proposed the strategies during the 16th DAP Sarawak Ordinary Convention, said the party should implement the strategies to do well in the 11th state election.

Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman, said: “Malaysia is a democratic country, and all registered political parties have the rights to strategise themselves to win over the people.

“We welcome them to the rural areas and hopefully, this could open their eyes and see that Sarawak is a big state and to develop it is not easy after all.”

He said that the party (DAP) was able to prove its strength by winning many urban seats in the last state and general elections.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Support and much praise for ban on ‘smoke’ candies

SIBU: The government must stop the sale of food products that could influence consumers to develop an unhealthy lifestyle.

Assistant Youth Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who said this yesterday, added: “Any product that promotes an unhealthy lifestyle should be checked”.

He was asked to comment on the sale of ‘smoke’ candies which look like cigarettes front-paged by The Borneo Post yesterday.

The Food Safety and Quality Unit of Health Ministry had raised the alarm over these candies which are made in China and had issued a stern warning to traders to remove them from the shelves.

Felician Teo, a councillor from Maradong, lauded the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) swift move to clamp down on the sale of these ‘smoke’ candies.

Teo, in supporting the stringent measure, said yesterday nipping the threat posed by the candies in the bud was the right move as kids buying these cadies could be influenced to take up smoking when they grew up.

“MOH is right to act swiftly to ban the so called smoke candies from hitting the streets. Such pre-emptive actions must be lauded as these so called candies can cause young kids to pick up smoking habit later in life.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Sports good ‘unity tool’ for nation — Abdul Karim

SIBU: Sport is seen as a good activity to reunite the people who were deeply caught up in politics in the recent general election.

PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah beleived this was because sport went beyond party, racial and religious lines.

“Yes, I am all for this. It is good to promote sports as a ‘unity tool’ to unite the nation that had undergone a general election.

“The election had somewhat created some division and uneasiness among some sectors of the society and now is time for reconciliation.

“Among others, sports is one of the good tools for reconciliation,” Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman, said yesterday.

He was asked to comment on Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s statement that sport must continue to serve as a unity agent in Malaysia besides helping to strengthen the 1Malaysia spirit.

Muhyiddin, who was reported to have said this at the presentation of Malaysia University Sports Council (Masum) Awards 2012 last Saturday in Shah Alam, added this was vital for the country to continue enjoy peace and prosperity.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Karim: DAP leaders have ability to look into the future, just like their boss Anwar

“Maybe DAP and PR leaders are able to foresee and read the future." 
- Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah 

SIBU: Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip yesterday said DAP Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming’s statement at DAP’s Malaysia Dream forum in Kuching that PR would win more votes than BN in the next state election does not amuse him.

Ong was reported to have said that the opposition was now targeting young rural voters as part of its early preparation for the state poll.

“I do not know MP Ong, and they can have their dream. What is unbelievable at times is their patronising attitude. These ‘outside politicians’.

They take the attitude that we need their presence,” Talib, who is Assistant Minister of Tourism, said.

Meanwhile, PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, opined that it was a little too early for DAP or PR to make such a prediction.

“Maybe DAP and PR leaders are able to foresee and read the future.

“I know their big boss Anwar (Ibrahim) can do that because during the last 13th General Election, he declared that PR had won the election during a press conference with foreign journalists at 5pm on polling day when the Election Commission was just about to start counting and tallying votes nationwide,” he said.