KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) will be rejected by Sarawak people, claims Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi immediately after the launch of PPBM in Sarawak yesterday,
“The people of Sarawak, especially Sarawak natives, will reject that party, because the truth is, they are closer to parties which take care of Sarawak especially,” he said during a press conference at the Umno headquarters here.
Zahid also claims that Sarawakians have different political taste compared to the Peninsular that UMNO did not want to spread its influence in Sarawak before.
“I deeply respect the demands of the people in Sarawak. Especially the natives in Sarawak, because Sabah and Sarawak are a little unique when compared to the Peninsular.
“Definitely when Umno decided not to spread its wings in Sarawak, it is to respect the political taste of the people of Sarawak.
Prime Minister and PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had yesterday launched PPBM in Sarawak, at the Bintulu Civic Centre.