Sabahans’ support for Najib still solid, says Salleh
Posted on August 11, 2012, Saturday
KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans’ support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has not diminished despite the recent defection of two Barisan Nasional (BN) members of parliament to Pakatan Rakyat, emphasised State Umno deputy liaison chief Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak yesterday.
He expressed confidence that the majority would continue supporting Najib’s leadership in leading the nation to greater heights.
Beaufort MP, Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin and Tuaran MP, Datuk Seri Wilfred Mojilip Bumburing pledged their support to Pakatan Rakyat last month, for the coming general election.
Bumburing officially quit BN but Lajim remained an Umno member and resigned as Umno supreme council member, Beaufort Umno division chief and Beaufort BN chairman.
Support for Najib had increased considerably, especially among Sabahans “because of his sincerity in finding ways to resolve woes including the setting up of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants in the state”, said Salleh, who is also State Legislative Assembly Speaker.
“Najib’s transformation programmes have really benefited the people.
“I think Sabahans will not back politicians who are only pursuing their personal political dreams.
“Sabahans want to continue enjoying stability and progress, and they trust the Prime Minister’s leadership,” he told reporters after delivering a talk on the challenges of Sabah’s development in conjunction with a programme organised by the Department of Special Affairs at 1Borneo, near here yesterday. — Bernama