We in Parti PBB Sarawak would like to refer to the numerous social media comments with regard to Adenan's "tongue-in-cheek" jokes which he made to the light-hearted PM Najib before an equally light-hearted "open-minded" large audience comprised of all races. He merely and plainly jested (not seriously cajoled) PM "to take an Iban wife " if he were to learn with some fluence the Iban language.
He made this plain and clear jest when referring to Najib's frequent visits to Sarawak announcing many grants for developments, seemingly as an acknowledgement of that fact.
We are humbly appealing for the invocation of good sense of humility which the Ibans community are renowned of making it one of the peace-loving and friendliest people in the world.
We hope that they will take that as a straight-forward joke and nothing cynical ever. That remark was made in an atmosphere of the best of moods in presence of various ethnic races including many Iban women.
I have known YAB CM Adenan for many years and it was known to many that he loved to crack jokes as part of his speech , and he often did it "off the cuff" without any negative intention. Adenan has been respectful in many occasion to