Monday, March 3, 2008


Opposition parties trying their luck in Sabah: CM


The opposition parties, like PAS, DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), which have been rejected by the people in the Peninsular, are just trying their luck in this Land Below the Wind, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman. This, he said, was also realised by the people of Sabah and believed that they would reject the parties concerned and their political ploys. “The opposition parties, like PAS, PKR and DAP are not wanted in the Peninsular. My friends in Johor and Selangor said these political parties are just ‘story teller’ parties. They only appear during elections and make all sorts of promises. Since they are not accepted in the Peninsular, why come to Sabah? Do they think the Sabah people are stupid?” he said when speaking at the opening of the Sabah Foundation’s mobile exhibition here yesterday. He said it would be a big mistake for the opposition parties to belittle or look down on the political intelligence of the Sabah people or to think they would be easily accepted by the people in the State. “The Sabah people are politically wise and experienced and they are able to distinguish between the husk and rice or glass and precious stones,” he added. He said the people in Sabah had been supporting the Barisan Nasional (BN) on the realisation that only the coalition was capable of bringing development and to fulfil the aspirations of the people. “The people in Sabah and Tawau know the twists and turns of politics. They are good people who know how to be grateful,” he added. Met by reporters later, Musa said he was confident of the BN getting a bigger win in this general election considering the show of support for the coalition by the Sabah people after a week of campaigning. “I have been to almost all parts of Sabah and wherever I go, the response has been overwhelming. This indicates the people are aware of the good brought by the BN,” he added. -Bernama