Posted on : 03-04-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local
Kota Kinabalu: It is the State Government’s policy to pursue Sabah’s constitutional rights with Federal, but this has to be done through negotiation and the spirit of goodwill.
“My approach is always to maintain a strong working Federal-State relationship.
“This close relationship is needed for a better future,” Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman (pic) said at the inaugural Rotary Lectures organised by the Rotary Club of Kinabalu, last Sunday.
“Sabah needs better infrastructure and facilities such as hospitals and government clinics, schools, universities as well as for provision of water and electricity, including assets to maintain our security.”
While thanking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for always listening to Sabah’s requests, he stressed that more is still needed especially in terms of infrastructure development and public utilities.
“But everything still has to boil down to a strong and close relationship with the Federal Government.
“It must be maintained well into the future if Sabah is going to have major improvements in its socio-economic development. This close relationship is evident with the progress that we see around us,” he said, citing the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway as one great example of how a road network will enhance quality and accessibility as well as connectivity between regions.
He reiterated that the implementation of the network of roads will stimulate economic growth in surrounding areas and spur development of the State.
The Sabah Stretch of the highway will cost almost RM13 billion, covering a distance of 730km from Sindumin all the way to Tawau.
He pledged that Sabah will continue to work together to strengthen the Malaysian federation and ensure that the people in the State will always benefit from numerous development programmes.
SOURCE:- DAILY EXPRESS