Published on: Sunday, January 20, 2013
"The opposition pretends to be blind and deaf as though nothing is happening in Sabah while it is very clear that so many developments are taking place all around us," he said.
"The opposition said they pity the people of Sabah because there is no development but this is a blatant lie É but it is clear that the people know the opposition is only lying.
"The people understand that the Government has spent billions of ringgit for the state's development through funding from the State Government and Federal allocation that was approved by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who is very sensitive to our needs.
"For which, we must be thankful," he said at the DUN Klias Christmas Celebration organised by Umno Beaufort at Dewan Pa' Musa here Saturday.
Musa who is also Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman assured that more development would be coming to Beaufort as well as other areas in Sabah by the BN government.
"This is what we are doing not only in urban but also rural areas É this is our promise in the election and if we are given the mandate we will use it wisely for the benefit of the people," he said.
Towards this end, he said the State Cabinet members comprised all the ethnic races in Sabah because in developing Sabah cooperation from all the community was needed to make sure nobody is left out from the State and Federal development mainstream.
Earlier, Musa who is also Sabah Umno chief said it has been a tradition for the people of Malaysia, particularly in Sabah to celebrate all the festivities of the people irrespective or religion and race.
"Even though we are from various ethnic groups but we can celebrate our festivities like Christmas in full harmony and peace," he said.
The turnout for the belated Christmas celebration at Dewan Pa' Musa where not only the KDM community but also other ethnic races reflected the harmonious and peaceful as well as strong unity of the people in Sabah, he said.
Expressing gladness to see the huge attendance, Musa said Beaufort is special to him because it was his birthplace.
"As Chief Minister I assure that we will continue to bring development to Beaufort in order for it to be at par with other districts not only in Sabah but the rest of the country," he said.
The Chief Minister was also satisfied with the district development briefing by District Officer Wong Fu Tien and the commitment shown by the people's elected representatives to serve their constituents.
"What is important is the BN government continues to be sensitive and this is what the Prime Minister aspires that we go down the ground to see what more development could be done for the people," he said.
Meanwhile, Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Azizah Dun who is also the Klias Assemblywoman and Beaufort Umno Acting Chief, Isnin Aliasnih said the huge attendance was a manifestation of the people's support to BN, Umno and leadership of Musa.
"If there are people claiming that we no longer have support in Beaufort but we can see for ourselves so many have come to be with us today," said Azizah.
Isnin said Musa's presence showed his affection to the people here and "even if there is a leader here but there is (even) a bigger leader (Musa) who is here and willing to assist us."
Later, Musa accompanied by Azizah, Isnin, Organising Chairman, Datuk Kimjus Duim, Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Ebin, Deputy State Speaker, Datuk Johnny Mositun, Kuala Penyu Assemblyman, John Teo Mau Sang, Upko Beaufort Chief, Datuk Wences Angang and district church leaders cut the Christmas cake.
Musa also presented contribution to the 18 churches and chapels in the district. More than 3,000 people attended the celebration.