KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans are hungry for political stability so they can get on with their daily lives.
After the recent upheavals of failed attempts to unseat the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) state government, Sabah has since been on the right track once again.
“As a responsible government, the GRS will protect the sacrosanct rights of the people of Sabah,” said Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datuk Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan.
He said under the care of a strengthened GRS government, there were signs of a better tomorrow and a better future for the masses.
Nizam also disclosed that the people have confidence in the Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ) roadmap launched two years ago by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor.
He recalled that at the launch, the Chief Minister had stated that “the SMJ is our roadmap and the state coat of arms which is the right and property of Sabahans”.
Under the leadership of Hajiji, the state government had drawn up and implemented many programmes which benefitted the people.
And, the creation of over 12,000 jobs statewide would be a major outcome of the state’s SMJ development plan.
The major investments include a copper foil manufacturing plant at Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKI), a solar glass panel and sand processing factory, and a coconut plantation project, which together are worth RM4.28 billion.
The state government had also signed a Commercial Collaboration Agreement with PETRONAS to further enhance the oil and gas industry in Sabah.
And just recently, Sabah sold its first crude oil cargo from its 50 per cent interest in the Samarang Production Sharing Contract (PSC) on June 30 to international buyer, Shell International Eastern Trading Company (SIETCO).
Meanwhile Nizam, who is also Apas Assemblyman and Parti Gagasan Rakyat Sabah (Gagasan Rakyat) information chief assured that the GRS and its leaders would never renege on the promises made to the people.
“The GRS is here to stay and it does not have a sell-by date. And, we have doing what is best for the people,” he pointed out.
And, Nizam expressed the hope that everyone would come together and reject all attempts that could harm peace and stability in the state.