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ONGKILI: Sabahans must wake up and stand for rights


RANAU, July 13, 2019:

Fourteen months into power, and yet the Warisan-led State Government has not matched track record of Barisan Nasional.


Not only did they fail to prove to Sabahans they are more superior than BN, Parti Bersatu Sabah President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili stressed that the current government has no clear direction of how it plans to develop Sabah.


"They seem to have no clear directions on how to develop Sabah by growing the state's economy, lowering the prices of goods and services, improving security, reducing illegal immigrants, providing basic rural infrastructure needs, creating employment and uplifting living standard of the rural people. 


"These were clearly GE14 (14th general election) promises which are now just 'janji terang bulan', a political gimmick to lure people's votes," he said, speaking when launching the joint PBS annual general meeting for N29 Kundasang, N30 Karanaan and N31 Paginatan at Kampung Kilimu multipurpose hall, here.


Instead of coming up with solutions, he said the current government are engulfed with various political dramas from male sex videos to alleged rape by an elected Pakatan Harapan leader.


"There are no news of success stories, or new development programmes and initiatives," he said.


Ongkili added that in respect of Sabah, security and feeling of insecurity is affecting the economy, especially the tourism industry.


"Recently tourists even died as victims of fish bombing. Even a police boat was attacked by foreign bandits using a fish bomb. What's happening to our beloved Sabah? Is this the 'New Sabah' that Warisan promised during the elections?"


"In the matter of land ownership, illegal immigrants in squatter areas are clamouring to apply for identity cards and citizenship, and illegally occupying government and private lands. Unashamedly declaring that they are leaders of the ruling party," he noted.


He said that these groups shout around and harassed land officers, claiming that 'Sabah Kita Punya'.


"Sabahans must wake up to these threats and stand up for our rights and future. 


"Bear in mind that Sabah is our land. We are the original Sabahans … Sabah Pogun Tokou (Sabah is our land), not the land of illegal immigrants," he stressed.