Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Wrong decision means five-year suffering: Musa


Politics should not be likened to television shows. “If your favourite TV (television) programme is disrupted, it would just take minutes, sometimes even seconds to restore. But if you make the wrong decision on the polling day this Saturday, you will suffer for five years.” This simple but stern reminder came from Sabah Barisan Nasional liaison chief Datuk Seri Musa Aman, who reiterated his tireless call to the rakyat (people) to opt for the ruling government on March 8 and choose continuous development for the State. Describing the ruling coalition as a “caring and generous” government, Musa said the people’s needs are always their top priority and any development programmes implemented are for the good of the nation in general and rakyat in particular. “It is time for the rakyat to value the BN struggle. Do not let your constituency be left behind just because you made the wrong decision on polling day,” he said when launching a series of the Yayasan Sabah roadshows on the 18-year Sabah Development Corridor here. Musa, who was pretty philosophical yesterday, started his speech with two poems touching on the famous Belacan Papar (Papar shrimp paste) and BN slogan of continuously struggling for the good of the people. He said the BN manifesto was made after taking into account the people’s needs, and some have already been implemented while others will be done soon. “The Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s manifesto is too good to be true. It was written on the basis if they form a Government ... but we all know that this will not happen,” he said. “How can you form a Government if you cannot even achieve majority victory throughout the nation?” Musa asked. He said PKR was rejected in Peninsular Malaysia, so there is no reason for Malaysians in Sabah to vote for the opposition party. Also present at the event were several BN candidates, namely P175 Papar - Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin; P176 Kimanis - Datuk Anifah Aman; P177 Beaufort - Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Hj Ukin; N21 Kawang - Datuk Ghulam Haidar Khan Bahadar; N22 Pantai Manis - Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail; N23 Bongawan - Datuk Karim Bujang; N24 Membakut - Mohd Ariffin Mohd Arif; N25 Klias - Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun; N26 Kuala Penyu - John Teo Mau Sing; N27 Lumadan - Kamarlin Ombi; and N28 Sindumin – Ahmad Bujang.