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PBS to share with grassroots business and technical skills

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) President Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili chairing the party’s Supreme Council Meeting at PBS Headquarters, here on Monday. SNT Pix/Credit PBS

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) is taking the effort to share technical skills and business experiences with the people, especially those in the rural areas to improve their livelihood.

“The economy has become very unpredictable, thus the massive reduction in the quality of life of the people.

“We have no choice but to fend ourselves and be entrepreneurial,” said PBS President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

Realising this, he said PBS is going back to the grassroots through its roadshow next 10 months, which among others would highlight business and agricultural opportunities, besides touching on pressing issues – the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and Sabah autonomy.

“Given the shrinking economy, spiralling prices of goods and services, dwindling incomes from agricultural commodities, and massive reduction in public spending, the Sabahans can no longer depend on the government for living and survival.

“We just have to depend on ourselves and work a little bit harder to improve our wellbeing. Going back to basics is a proven strategy for survival and prosperity,” he said, adding the effort was part of key resolutions adopted at PBS Supreme Council Meeting on Monday.

Ongkili further added that the roadshow was also meant to foster better rapport with the grassroots who will be conducting their branch and divisional annual general meetings, besides equipping leaders on leaderships and skills in agriculture and business.

PBS had recently set up nine new bureaus to ensure the smooth running of the party.

The nine new bureaus are Administration and Finance; Malaysia Agreement 1963 and Sabah Rights; Discipline; Illegal Immigrants and Foreign Workers; Research and Training; Membership Drive and Database; Law and Legal Matters, Youth and Women; and Information Management.-SabahNewsToday