Unthinkable, says Musa

Daily Express: 28 Feb 2008
Tuaran: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said he dread to think what will happen to Sabah if the State falls into the hands of the opposition.
In this respect, he urged the people to ensure the opposition would not gain ground here by giving their fullest support to the Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure the development programmes are continued.
Addressing a BN rally at Kampung Kota here Wednesday, he said the people should realise by now that the promises made by the opposition could never be fulfilled while most of its talks are concocted with fabrication.
“Even the two seats won by them (Independents) in the last election, they (elected representatives) have not been able to do anything,” he said.
Should the opposition win a seat in the coming election, Musa said he would not even want to see the opposition Assemblyman if the latter went to see him.
The Sabah BN-led government on the other hand, he said is really determined to bring changes to people’s lives.
He said the Federal Government allocated about RM20 billion to Sabah under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) and about RM5 billion under the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC).
The SDC, he said, is very special because the development programmes under it encompasses all areas in the state. “This shows the concern of leaders at Federal level on Sabah’s predicament.”
On the opposition claim that the BN is corrupted, he asked, “If that is so, then why is that the State Government has a financial reserve of about RM2 billion?”
In addition, he said that the Yayasan Sabah Foundation has a financial reserve of about RM7 billion.
Musa pointed out that a hospital costing RM120 million would be built in Tuaran soon while the RM500m water treatment plant in Telibong is another proof of the BN’s capability in bringing development to the people.
He urged the BN in Sabah to unite so as to ensure all BN candidates attain victory in the election.
Meanwhile, he explained that he appointed Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Jahid Jahim (PBS-Tamparuli) Datuk Louis Rampas (PBS-Kiulu), Datuk Wilfred Bumburing (Upko-Tuaran parliamentary) to their respective posts because he saw in them dedication, sincerity and commitment.
He said they also have a good track record and showed the capability of good leaders.
Also present were Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor, former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said and former Tuaran MP Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau, among others. – Daily Express