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Rahman right man for DPM job: Musa
Published on: Saturday, November 12, 2022
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Rahman right man for DPM job: Musa
“I believe Rahman (right) fulfils the criteria to hold such a significant post within the ranks of the Federal Government and the right person to represent the collective voices of Sabahans,” Musa (left) said. 
KOTA BELUD: Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Haji Aman said it is crucial for voters to choose wisely or risk steering the nation in the wrong direction, impeding growth and gambling with the welfare and future of all Malaysians. 

 He said by the same token,  Sabahans including the people of Kota Belud must be mindful of who they pick as their Member of Parliament to represent their needs, grouses and promise for a better future. 

“The folks in this renowned district too must choose wisely and as such, they must be united in their support for Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan because he is the right man for the job under the BN-GRS pact in this elections,” he told a ceramah attended by some 1,000 people in Usukan on Thursday. 

Musa recalled that the BN leadership had voiced its intention to appoint a Deputy Prime Minister from Sabah if it captured Putrajaya. 

“I believe he (Rahman) fulfils the criteria to hold such a significant post within the ranks of the Federal Government and the right person to represent the collective voices of Sabahans,” he said. 

He said Rahman, a two-term member of parliament was an experienced leader who previously helmed the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government and was the former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of the Economic Planning Unit. 

He said those years in Putrajaya allowed Rahman to bring about numerous developments to Kota Belud namely 900 people housing programme in Ulu Pirasan, the upgrading of the district’s Fire and Rescue Centre, the main Kota Belud Square and the People Bazaar. 

He said the former Kota Belud MP also played a crucial role in initial plans to develop a polytechnic in the district before GE14, adding its first phase of development costing RM50 million was recently approved. 

Musa said he was also the person behind the development of 150 units of shop lots in Tempasuk new township, which is expected to be launched this Saturday. 

He said despite not being an elected representative in Kota Belud after GE14, Rahman’s heart has always been with the people of the district, working on the ground and pushing for more socio-economic development in the area. 

He said Rahman was not only a party loyalist but abided by the leadership’s decisions, agreeing to contest Sepanggar in the previous election even though it was not his first choice. 

“We all know this was a sad day for him but he accepted the decision and gave way to Datuk Salleh Said Keruak to stand in Kota Belud. Unfortunately, both Rahman and Salleh lost the BN seats in Sepanggar and Kota Belud respectively,” he said. 

He added Rahman was a hard worker with a vision and a knack for strategic planning and implementation of development projects for the people. 

He said Rahman was no stranger to Kota Belud as both his parents are from the district. 

He, therefore, urged both members of BN and GRS to work together to ensure the victory of their chosen candidate in GE15. 

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