Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman said he was thankful that Malaysia has a Prime Minister like Najib Razak, who always listens to Sabah’s requests for bigger allocations to meet the state’s socio-economic development needs.
He said Sabah was now on the right path and would continue to be if the people and the state government continued to uphold fundamentals such as racial harmony and good governance.
“Like all of us throughout Sabah, I want a state that enjoys racial and religious harmony as well as united in our endeavour of transforming Sabah into an economically vibrant state.
“I want to see Sabah be the place where we can all have a good life and earn our livelihoods in a clean and secure environment with great prospects,” he said at the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu (RCKK)) inaugural lecture in Sabah on Sunday.
When Musa was installed as Sabah’s 14th Chief Minister in 2003, it was clear to him that he needed to establish a vision for the betterment of the state’s future generations.
He said assuming the role of a leader required him to be responsible not only for the wellbeing of the people today but also tomorrow.
“After taking over as Chief Minister, it became clear to me that Sabah must have a new direction and a new economic model for our state to be able to compete within Malaysia and the region,” he said.
However, he said that feat would not have been possible without understanding the struggles of the founding fathers of the country and the state. – Bernama