Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) has challenged opposition parties to table their economic, social, education and security policies for the people to judge their credentials to rule the state.
Sabah BN secretary Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the opposition parties should this to allow the people to assess and accept their propositions vis-a-vis a comparative study with BN proposals.
But instead of doing this, he said the opposition parties were keen to embark on seditious and slanderous approach to vilify their political opponents to gain the support of the people.
In contrast, he said Sabah under the leadership of Chief Minister Musa Aman has clear policies regarding the direction of the state for the next five to 10 years.
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and Kota Belud MP reminded the opposition parties that policies would serve as a guide for the people to make informed decisions on the government to be elected in the next general election (GE14).
“I want to tell the people of Sabah, to my knowledge, hearing statements from the opposition, none are about policies whether economic, social, education or security.
“What we know is that they want to govern the state without telling us what their policies are.
“Everyone knows BN’s education and economic policies, but what of the opposition?
“So how will the people vote for them if they do not know what their policies are.
“What is now touted by the opposition is that their leaders are ready to be the prime minister, who wants to be chief minister.
“These are very important posts,” he said.
Abdul Rahman, who is also BN’s strategic director of communications, was speaking to reporters after attending an Ang Pow Festival organised by Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Chung Hwa in his constituency last weekend.
Abdul Rahman said the people of Sabah are smart in electing their government as they did in the last election.
He said if the opposition only came up with rhetoric to change the government and leaders without policies, it was unacceptable and would be rejected by the people.
“I want to tell the opposition, if they want to capture the hearts of the people of Sabah, they need to come up with the announcement of better economic, social, security and education policies.
“As a BN leader, I will review their policies. Then we will be in a healthy political situation. Only then we can develop the nation,” he said. – Borneo Post