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Ready for battle: CM
Published on: Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Sandakan: Sabah Barisan Nasional is ready for the 14th General Elections, Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, declared.

Musa, who is also the State BN liaison chairman, said the coalition in Libaran parliamentary is also all set for battle based on updates he received from its election machinery.

It would be the third time that Musa would be leading Sabah to the polls after 2008 and 2013.

"I'm satisfied with our preparations based on our visits to all the polling stations and briefings from their committees," he told a press conference during a community visit at Mile 10 here, Tuesday.

However, he reminded BN colleagues and supporters to continue to work together to ensure a solid victory.

"It's important that we continue to work together with our friends from other component parties," he added.

Earlier, Musa handed donations to 20 individuals with disabilities including senior citizens.

He also presented school bags and stationeries to 300 school children.

The donations were made by Koperasi Pembangunan Desa (KPD) as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.

Musa hoped that the donations would help lessen the burden of parents who have school-going children.

He said the Government had strived to provide the best form of assistance, ranging from school supplies to scholarships and education centres with a conducive learning environment for the children in the state.

"We do it all for the sake of the success of our children and to reduce the schooling expenses borne by parents," he said.

Parents of children who received schooling aid, such as bags, stationery and books have expressed their gratitude to the Barisan Nasional (BN) government for its concern to alleviate their financial burden in providing the children's school needs.

A mother, Lina Tuara, 40, said she was grateful that her three children, in Year One, Year Three and Year Four at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Ladang Sandak, had received the schooling aid.

"Without the aid, I don't think I can get the necessary school supplies for my children because I cannot afford it," she said.

For Kasim Bakir, 30, the new school bags received by his three children, aged seven, eight and 10, had indeed enlivened their spirit to enter the new school session.

"This is the first time my children who are studying in SK Ladang Sandak have received such an aid and hopefully this programme will continue in the future," he said, thanking the government. - Mardinah Jikur

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