Monday, March 17, 2008


Set up ministry to improve situation in Sabah: Liew


Sabah PKR Deputy Chairperson Christina Liew has called on the State Government to set up a special ministry to improve the situation in the State and welfare of the people, especially in handling the illegal immigrants (PTI) issue. “The Government can set up a special committee it if they really want to help the people of Sabah. All the Government need to do is to change or amend the constitution,” she said when met by reporters here yesterday. “I have noted that a few elected representatives are a little bit more vocal in speaking on the PTI issue in the State Legislative Assembly. I also hope that Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai will also bring this issue up as it affects the Api Api constituency. “The street kids issue is also a big problem?” she said. Liew, who lost in the Api Api state seat to Yee and Kota Kinabalu parliamentary seat to DAP Sabah Chairman Hiew King Chiew, also suggested to the local authorities such as the Immigration and Police to study the matter. The PKR leader also hoped that all the BN candidates will fulfil their promises to the people of Sabah. “The BN manifesto stated that the bridges will be built and the poverty will be taken care of,” she said. Christina also hoped all the elected representatives will maximize their capacity and ability to implement whatever programmes under the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC). Commenting on the results of the just completed general election, she said half of the winning seats for BN were from Sabah and Sarawak. Liew also urged the State Government to include professionals in the implementation of SDC and conduct open public forum so that the people can have a better understanding of the development programme. “The State Government must now focus on their election manifesto and handle the job with responsibility. Even though I was not elected but I am watching from outside the State Legislative Assembly whatever is happening. I am also monitoring the implementation of the promises that. BN had made to the people of Sabah,” she added.