Tuesday, May 24

Sabah CM: Don’t just think seats, prepare election machinery

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KOTA KINABALU:   Barisan Nasional (BN) components in Sabah should not to be to preoccupied with seat allocation but should focus on preparing their election machinery for the next general election, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

“Later, at a certain time, we will sit down together and discuss in a fair and just manner. What is important, as advised by the Prime Minister, our candidates must be winnable candidates so that the BN can achieve a big victory.

This is what we need,” he told reporters after attending an Umno Sabah Zone 2 breaking of the fast ceremony in Putatan near here last night.

Musa, who is also State BN chairman, said the struggle ahead of the general election was not an individual one but to ensure the BN continued to rule for the welfare and good of the people.

“We are aware that the people know and understand that BN is the government which is always considerate and sensitive towards them,” he said.

Only the BN could fulfill its pledges and this could be felt by the people, he said when asked to comment on the proposal by the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) asking the State Government to review the petroleum royalty from five per cent to 20 per cent, whose tabling in the State Assembly recently was rejected.

“They only want to create trouble because they did not have an issue to raise.

“So, they come up with trifles, which we feel are a complete waste of time. We want to do more work, reduce talk,” he said.

The proposal was rejected through a letter from the State Assembly secretary to SAPP Wanita chief Melanie Chia, who is also Luyang representative, because the proposal did not have anything to do with the petroleum development project in Sabah which was proposed by Petronas.  – Bernama