CM hopes more than 15 seats
Published on: Thursday, November 17, 2022
By: Mardinah Jikur
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CM hopes more than 15 seats
Hajiji (centre) listening to a point by GRS’ Batu Sapi candidate Khairul Firdaus (right) at the meet-the-people session.
SANDAKAN: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor is confident that the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah-Barisan Nasional (GRS-BN) cooperation can deliver more than 15 parliamentary seats in Sabah in the 15th General Election (GE15).

“We (GRS-BN) will probably get (win) more than 15 parliamentary seats in Sabah,” he said, after a meet-the-people session at Kg Bongaya Baru in Batu Sapi, Wednesday.

Hajiji, who is also GRS Chairman, was asked to comment on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s statement that BN aims to win at least 15 seats in Sabah.

Ismail Sabri said he is confident that the spirit of the BN-GRS cooperation, which is seen through the strong unity displayed by the machinery of the two coalitions, would be able to achieve the target in Sabah’s five zones including Beluran, Libaran, Batu Sapi, Sandakan and Kinabatangan.

Hajiji in his speech at the event said the GRS-BN State Government emphasises politics of development and politics of unity as the basis for bringing stability and progress to the State.

He said both are very important for the future of Sabah and its people, compared to a political approach based on emotions until the people and the area failed to be looked after.

He said people in the State need to deliver victory to the GRS-BN candidates in GE15 so that people in all areas can be properly looked after by the Government.

“So for me, if we do politics, we must think about the politics of development, progress and politics of unity. Don’t use feelings, some of us when a little bit unhappy don’t want to vote for the government candidate, so we lose out. 

“If you vote for a candidate who cannot form a government, you will lose out, waste your time, just lose. So, choose candidate Number 5 (GRS Batu Sapi candidate, Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan),” he said.

“Vote for him, God willing, he will bring the problems faced in this village to me and the State Government and the Federal Government.

“We don’t want to see the people here facing problems for years,” he said.

Hajiji said GRS-BN is committed and strives to bring Sabah forward with the goal of making Sabah a developed state.

He said Sabah has a lot of resources but due to politics, the people and its leaders were divided before, causing the State to lag behind in terms of progress.

“So the best way for us to move forward is to be united, not divided in politics.

“If we can do this, then God willing, Sabah will be a State that will continue to improve in future.

“We have drawn up programmes for the wellbeing of our people, housing, rural roads, water, electricity and we have also done our best to restore our economy after the Covid-19 pandemic,” he stressed.

He said the effort to do the best for Sabah is also the basis for the formation of GRS which represents various races and backgrounds in Sabah and together with BN governs Sabah.

“It is a mandate given by the people in the last State Election (PRN) and our job is to bring change and plan the development of the state through the Hala Tuju Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ),” he said.

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