Published on: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman is hopeful that the people in Sabah, including civil servants, will make the right decision in the coming 13th general election of choosing a government which can ensure transformation continuity for their own betterment.
While regarding 2013 to be seeing the hottest and toughest general election ever in the country, Musa, who is also Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman, believes that the State's people are mature enough to judge for themselves the development brought about by the BN government.
"From my visits throughout the State, I believe the people appreciate and are grateful for the development taking place and the allocations provided by the Government.
"But as a country that practises democracy, it is up to the people to judge and decide on the Government for the future because whatever change is effected, it is hoped that it is change for the better."
Musa said this at the Federal Government departments and statutory bodies' staff assembly at the Sabah Federal Government Administration Complex, here, Monday.
Also present were Federal Administration Secretary for Sabah, Datuk Abu Bakar Hassan, State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman and heads of federal departments and agencies.
Musa, who is also State Finance Minister, also outlined the contributions and successes of the BN government which used sound approaches and made careful plans such as the Government Transformation Programme and Economic Transformation Programme.
"Our country and State enjoy peace and prosperity. Sabah is rich in natural resources, hence many investors are keen to invest here, with investments reaching RM10 billion while our tourism industry continues to develop," he said.
Musa said the State Government was indeed committed to determining the fate of future generations including by initiating tree replanting projects and using suitable species since 2007.
Admitting that there was no perfect government, he stressed that whatever the Government did was to bring about major and wholesome transformation in various sectors including social development and education for greater development and prosperity.
He said the State Government's achievement was proven when it gained recognition for its sound financial management while several state departments and agencies obtained four-star rating from the National Audit Department.
Musa said the State Government appreciated and thanked the 100,000 federal officers and staff in Sabah and the peninsula for their contributions to Sabah's development, including its rural and remote areas, besides spurring the State's economy through a management expenditure allocation of almost RM7 billion last year.