Published on: Sunday, February 03, 2013
He said their unwavering support has allowed the ruling Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to govern the country well.
"Overall, while we deliver aid from the Government, I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to the people who have been supportive of the Government.
"The Government under our Prime Minister is very attentive to the needs of our community, we really see much favours to the people and he really examines the needs of the people.
"As a result, development and administration patterns which are delivered through us, as local leaders in our respective areas, always recognise the feelings and wishes of the people," he explained.
Pairin, who is also Infrastructure Development Minister, said the gratitude is particularly aimed at the community who have supported and had better understanding about the purpose of government in providing transformation programmes for the betterment of the society.
"This is not only in infrastructure but also in terms of the government vision for the underprivileged in society," he said after handing over the Housing Assistance Programme 2011 house keys to two recipients here, Saturday.
The recipients who come under the needy category were the family of Chua Jok Gee @ Chua Jak Lee and the family of Lo Neo Sin from the Tamu Ground Keningau area.
According to Pairin, who is also Keningau MP, in the context of Malaysia as a country, the Government has always evaluated from the point of issues which need to be settled.
"It is then channelled through a screening discussion to explore how we can remedy a problem that is possible to be overcome in the interest of society and the needs of our state.
"So, of course as political leaders who have been supported by the people over the years, we would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the people in the area.
"Hopefully, by understanding, cooperation, unity and struggle for the community and future generation, these people will support us more so we will be more eager to lead the community in the future," he said.
Also present at the event were Rural Development Assistant Minister Datuk Sairin Karno, Parti Bersatu Sabah Liawan Chief Datuk Jake Jikulin Nointin, People Development Leader for Liawan, Rosdi Padiman, and others.