Barisan Nasional launches Sarawak election manifesto, pledges to safeguard rights and expand development

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (centre right) is accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak (centre left) to the nomination centre at Dewan Masyarakat Lundu in Lundu, Sarawak.
Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (centre right) is accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak (centre left) to the nomination centre at Dewan Masyarakat Lundu in Lundu, Sarawak.PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUCHING (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition on Tuesday (April 26) launched its election manifesto for the Sarawak state elections, with the incumbent Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem pledging to continue the policies he has put in place and to expand development in the state further.

The manifesto, which carries the theme "Give team Adenan a chance," outlines all the achievements of the state government and summarises its plans to bring Sarawak to greater heights over the next five years.

"Give us a chance to serve you longer. We will continue to uphold the rights of Sarawak and its people and we will safeguard the peace and harmony of the state and preserve the cultural heritage and beliefs of the people," said Adenan, who is state BN chairman and leader of the United Bumiputera Heritage Party (PBB).

Speaking at the PBB headquarters in Kuching on Tuesday (April 26), he urged voters to maintain their trust in the BN, adding that the ruling coalitionwill keep its promises and pledges to the rakyat.

"With the support of the rakyat, we have delivered results. We are determined to continue to deliver results," he said.

He said a BN state government would continue to guarantee the rights of the people, especially over their land as well as on issues of religion.

The manifesto also pledges to accelerate development especially in rural areas and to provide more jobs for people in the state.

Also present at the ceremony were leaders from other state BN component parties as well as BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.