Friday, March 7, 2008


Vote BN for prosperity and stability: Musa


Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman has called on the 807,862 voters in Sabah to vote for Barisan Nasional (BN) in Saturday’s polls, reminding them that the country’s political and economic stability was due to the coalition’s hard work. Musa said unlike in some countries where the rule of law was virtually non-existence, in Malaysia, the leaders were constantly looking for ways to improve the people’s standard of living. “The political and economic stability is due to the hard work put in by the present Government, which has a clear and sincere desire to make the nation stronger as it moves into a developed nation status,” he said in a statement. Saying that the BN Government had the resources and the drive to meet its development objectives, Musa said, the BN had also proven that it cared for the people. “The BN spends billions of ringgit on subsidies, which allows us to buy petrol at rates cheaper than that of our regional neighbours,” he said. The people had also been enjoying excellent health and education facilities, he said. “The BN Government also absorbs high costs of training our children at public institutions of higher learning so that the nation can continue to churn out graduates who will bring Malaysia to greater heights,” he added. Musa said security was another aspect that the ruling Government had spent millions on, including to safeguard Sabah’s porous border, thus increasing the investors’ confidence towards the state. “As a Government that cares, we have built better roads so that rural areas can be connected to urban centres of growth. “New links such as the Semporna-Kunak bypass, the Paitan-Pitas road and the Kimanis-Keningau link has opened up opportunities for rural people to market their goods and for the younger generation to explore opportunities in towns,” he added. Musa said it was the BX responsibility to keep on building and upgrading roads for the benefit of the people, especially those living in rural parts of Sabah, and “this is one pledge that we intend to keep”. On the Sabah Development Corridor, which is expected to increase the state’s .gross domestic product to RM63.2 billion in 2025. Musa said it would have been impossible for the Government to formulate this ambitious blueprint if it did not have the resources, the commitment and cooperation from the people of Sabah. “Ours is a Government with a vision. We have clear and sincere desire to make the nation stronger as it moves into a developed nation status. “A lot has been done, but there is so much more that we still need to do for the people, for Malaysia and Sabah, and it is the only Government that has the resources and drive to meet goals that have been set,” he said. -Bernama