Thursday, March 6, 2008


Federation urges voters to back BN


The Federation of Chinese Associations in Sabah yesterday urged voters to support the Barisan Nasional for continuous development in the State. Its president, Datuk Seri Panglima Sari Nuar, yesterday said it is important to vote for the ruling coalition as it has been established and proven to be the only Government that could ensure stability for the nation. Speaking at a gathering in Sekolah Menengah Kian Kok here yesterday, he said the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has brought political and economic stability, and made Malaysia the envy of other countries. “I would like to urge the people of Sabah to vote for BN. The ruling coalition is very concerned about the people’s well-being, especially when it comes to education,” he said. “The Government, through the Education Ministry, has approved RM6.98 million allocation to 91 Chinese independent schools in Sabah; this shows that they are serious in creating quality human capital, which we really need in the market.” Sari also urged the people to read the BN manifesto, saying that it is important for them to understand and learn how they could benefit from it. “You may not like one or two of the coalition’s candidates but for the sake of continuous development, vote for BN ... please, please, please. The Government has done its part, so let us exercise our rights and make the right decision,” he said. Abdullah, in his speech at the event, thanked Sari for his support and was proud of the fact that Sari pointed out to the people the need to read the BN manifesto. “I am touched and hope that the people of Sabah will read the manifesto. it is not done to benefit just one person, but all citizens of Malaysia,” said Abdullah. He also shared his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah’s advice to him: “My wife told me to ask you to tell your friends what I just told you. So please go and tell your friends.”