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BN will scrap PSS if voted to power again, assures Najib
Published on: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
By: Hayati Dzulkifli

MEMBAKUT: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) assured Sabahans that the planned Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) will be scrapped once Barisan Nasional is returned to power in the next general election, even if implemented by the Pakatan Harapan-Warisan Federal and State governments in June.

“Once BN returns to power, I can assure and guarantee the people of Sabah that it will be stopped because we know that the Sabah people will have to compete with them (foreigners with PSS) for hospital beds, admission in schools and job opportunities.

“If left unchecked, they (foreigners with PSS) will also control politics in Sabah. If the people of Sabah do not wish for these to happen then the voters in Kimanis by-election must reject Warisan and vote for Mohamad Alamin on Jan. 18,” he said.

Furthermore, he said, BN would reinstate the BR1M as well as other government aid to smallholders, farmers, fishermen and civil servants, whereby under Pakatan Harapan government, cash aid for the people have been reduced while others have been stopped.

Najib also said once BN is returned to power, the number of PPRT houses would be increased in the country for the people in need of houses and highways and that the Pan Borneo Highway would be completed.

Regarding State rights, he said the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition started the process by making a policy that 90 per cent of teachers in Sabah must comprise Sabahans. He said he was made to understand that it has now reached to over 60 per cent.

“We also made a decision to start giving back Sabah rights based on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) through discussions and began to process them.

“However, the work was not completed because there were too many technical terms to be addressed and sorted out.

“What’s important is that BN started the process and the coalition had no intention to seize Sabah rights or to even colonise the people. 

“We want the Sabah people to be at high and low with the people in the peninsula,” he said, adding he was not the PM for 22 years.

Najib was speaking to hundreds of BN supporters and voters during his campaign round in Kimanis by-election at Sedco Commercial Centre under Pimping polling district here.

The heavy rain did not dampen Najib as well as the supporters from leaving as they concentrated on the former Umno president’s speech.

Also present were Sabah Umno Liasion Chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin, Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Azeez Rahim, BN candidate Datuk Mohamad bin Alamain and other party leaders.

Najib said there are two factors that would render a handsome victory to BN namely youths who are eligible to vote and the Kadazan Dusun Murut (KDM) community as the Muslim Bumiputeras have been loyal to the coalition.

He said BN made the right choice in picking Mohamad Alamin as he stayed on even though some leaders left to join other parties for political survival.

“Mohamad’s victory in this by-election will pave the way for BN and allied parties that are friends in ‘Muakafat Nasional’ to head to Putrajaya as well as having more voices of Sabah MPs in the Parliament. He also thanked former Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman for lending support.

“I am impressed with Anfah when he said this by-election is not about the candidate but a fight for the future of the children and next generations.

 “Anifah also said he does not want to feel ashamed to his children and grandchildren for not doing something for their future. Although Anifah has left BN/Umno, I know that in his heart, he still supports policies of BN,” Najib said.

Commenting on Warisan candidate Datuk Karim Bujang, he said the party has selected a leader who had served in Bongawan for five terms. The voters are already tired of seeing his face in this by-election as he did not do much when he was the Bongawan assemblyman.”

 



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