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Critics are behind time, says Hajiji
Published on: Monday, April 08, 2024
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Critics are behind time, says Hajiji
Hajiji and other State leaders in a group photo with the security, enforcement and health personnel.
CHIEF Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman-cum-Sabah Umno Chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin is behind time (ketinggalan zaman) for calling the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) State Government an “announcement government”.

“He is ketinggalan zaman. I think he does not know what is going on, what the State Government is doing like the programmes implemented for the people.

“He does not know...only his own imagination,” he said, after presenting Hari Raya Aidilfitri snack contributions from various State and Federal ministries, agencies and government-linked companies (GLCs) to security, enforcement and health frontliners at Menara Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, on Apr 4.        

During a breaking of fast with media and asnaf on Apr 2, Bung had said the GRS State Government makes “a lot of announcements about Sabah’s revenues, allocations and so on but nothing for the people of Sabah”.

The Chief Minister also said the State Government would hold its Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), Kota Kinabalu, on Apr 14, expected to be attended by up to 20,000 people.

“We invite all to come so we can celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri together,” he said.

Meanwhile, the State Government always appreciates and recognises the security forces for ensuring security, economy and wellbeing of the people and the country.

Hajiji said they sacrifice time, soul and body to ensure that the borders are secure and safe, in addition to the country being peaceful, allowing the people to live in a safer, more comfortable, peaceful and harmonious atmosphere. 

He said not only the people progress but also the Government smoothly develop Sabah, especially to make the Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ) Development Plan a success.

“The peace we are enjoying at the moment allows our country to continue to progress and can convince foreign investors and tourists to invest and travel to our country, especially to Sabah,” he said.

The country’s frontliners, especially uniformed units, security forces as well as health workers, always carry out their duties and obligations with full responsibility and high dedication.

“When we are faced with uneasy and dangerous situations, such as during the previous pandemic or in the events of flood and fire, there are people who sacrifice time, energy, soul and body simply to ensure the safety of other members of society. 

“Thus, the frontliners have a great responsibility in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of community members at all times,” said Hajiji.

Hajiji said 15 security forces and agencies as well as health workers received contributions of snacks, including two new recipients namely the Sabah Immigration Department and Sabah Customs Department (JKDM).

He said 33 government agencies consisting of various State and Federal ministries, departments and agencies, government-linked companies (GLCs), statutory bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were involved in the packaging and delivery of the Hari Raya snacks contribution.

“Hopefully our noble efforts in conjunction with the month of Ramadan will give encouragement and enthusiasm to the security forces, enforcement agencies and health workers to continue serving with full dedication to ensure the safety of the country, especially during this festive season,” he said.

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