When will they stop? I guess never! They will continue to churn out make-believe stories in bid to defame Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor and his Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) state government.
This is the way of desperadoes and power-crazy individuals aiming to get the people’s attention and garner public support.
But it is hopelessly naïve of them to believe the people of Sabah are so gullible and unable to judge current political realities.
Just recently, these desperadoes have taken to social media to allege power abuse in the approval of a land deal in Kudat.
But what they haven’t been able to do is provide a shred of evidence in their cheap potshots at the Chief Minister and his administration.
Hajiji immediately refuted the power abuse allegation, stating that all the applications had complied with the necessary procedures and were processed through the Land Utilisation Committee.
Additionally, the application for the Yayasan Sabah land had been referred to the Innoprise Corporation Sdn Bhd Board of Directors. Everything had been done according to the law.
Hajiji has simply demonstrated the transparency with which the GRS administration governs the state of Sabah.
And, I strongly believe the Chief Minister’s quick response to the issue will strike a chord with the people.
There was clearly nothing to hide and the allegations were absolutely nonsensical.
And according to GRS information chief Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, such tactics were typical of a prominent opposition party in the state.
Joniston who is also Kiulu Assemblyman and Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister said it appeared that the accuser was merely taking wild potshots, crafting the most elaborate tales of purported corruption in the hope that something would stick.
It must be emphasised that Hajiji has proved his mettle after three years at the helm of the state government.
He has not only succeeded in putting together a large coalition in the most adverse of political circumstances, but he has also spearheaded the state to economic success.
The massive RM12 billion in revenues over the last two years speaks volumes for his leadership.
Indeed, it more than demonstrates Sabah is in safe hands under his direction.
The Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ) roadmap which is his brainchild, has attracted foreign and local investment worth billions that could create in excess of 10,000 jobs across the state.
As the leader of a large coalition, Hajiji is cool, calm and collected – a man who does his job diligently.
Being quarrelsome is just not his style.
But certain audacious accusations just recently have been impossible to ignore.
The Chief Minister who is also GRS chairman knows these desperadoes will never stop in their quest to ‘put down’ the democratically elected government with the hope of seeing a shift in the people’s support.
But the inescapable fact right now, is that the GRS government is second to none with an unblemished track record.
This is the reality, and not the soup-up fiction bandied around by opposition desperadoes.
Bringing stability, ensuring growth and safeguarding the people’s well-being had been an elemental cornerstone of GRS government policy.
Come 2025, the people of Sabah will again go to the polls to choose their government.
But I am sure that by now they have already made up their minds. – Commentary by FCBH