Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Be true reps of people, urges Musa


With five days to go before polling day, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman wants successful candidates to discharge their duties as true representatives of the people and not for the sake of getting the honorific title of ‘Yang Berhormat’ (YB). “After the general election, all elected EN candidates must meet the people and ask what problems they face and be caring representatives. “What is important is that the honorific ‘YB’ refers to ‘Yang Berkhidmat’ (One Who Serves) and not ‘Yang Berhormat’ (Honourable) as the people want elected representatives to look into their welfare,” he said in his speech at the ground-breaking ceremony for SMK Tinusa here yesterday “(They) must always be in their constituencies to listen to the people’s problems. “I want them to spend more time in their areas and not just visit once in their five years as ‘YB’,” he said to loud applause from the approximately 500-strong crowd. When met by reporters after a disbursement-of-loans ceremony for Yayasan Usahawan Maju, also held here, Musa denied there were problems related to cooperation among Barisan Nasional (BN) Sabah component parties. “To my knowledge, there’s no problem. What is important is that I advise BN Sabah component parties to always help each other and work as a team so we can score a handsome victory,” he said. Musa, who is BN Sabah chairman, said it was a BN principle (for BN component parties) to help each other out when facing a general election. He said all BN candidates must provide concise information to the people on what the government had and would do for them. - Bernama