The leadership of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badaw is still needed, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said. Musa was responding to calls by certain people for the Prime Minister to step down following the loss of the Barisan Nasional’s two-thirds majority in the just concluded 12th general election. “I am talking as the Chief Minister, Sabah Barisan Nasional Chief, Sabah Umno Liaison Chief and also on behalf of the people of Sabah for him (Abdullah) not to resign as the Prime Minister. We still need him to lead us,” he said. The BN’s reduced majority win and the five states that were lost to the Opposition had prompted several parties including former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to suggest that Abdullah resign.