Malaysia has enjoyed tremendous success – CM
KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Haji Aman said the formation of Malaysia 54 years ago had brought tremendous success to the country as a whole.
“In the past, Malaysia used to be backward and it lacked a lot of things.
“Today, Malaysia is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, in accordance with its ambition to be one of the Top 20 Nations of the World in 2050, in line with our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s vision.
“It is not impossible for us to achieve this goal if we remain strong in our political stability, our economic growth, our racial harmony as well as a strong political commitment to the Government,” Musa said at the Malaysia Day National celebration at Stadium Likas yesterday.
He stressed that all these efforts would be wasted if the people chose to politicize everything.
Despite all the developments that Malaysia is currently enjoying, much still needed to be done.
“...Our efforts should not stop here. We need to continue to think and to look for new initiatives. We need to plan and implement what is best for our country. This is what our Prime Minister has been doing,” Musa said.
In conjunction with Malaysia Day, “we are committed to continue to fight for the rights of the people and the state, in our very own way,” Musa said.
Musa is confident that, with the Prime Minister’s assistance and the good relationship between the Federal Government and the State Government, all of Sabah’s wishes will be considered accordingly.
Thus, he urged the people of Sabah to continue to unite and work together, for the benefit of the future generations.
On the Malaysia Day celebration here, Musa said that the presence of the 60,000 visitors proved that Sabahans were indeed very thankful and appreciative of all the achievements of the Malaysian Federation.
He cited the country’s success in the recent 29th Sea Games as one of the examples. The fact that 28 of the state athletes had contributed 16 medals proved the fact that Sabahans were as equally talented as any other Malaysian, he added.
Musa also thanked the Prime Minister for his eagerness to attend the Malaysia Day celebration yesterday, despite his packed schedule.
His recent visit to the United States and the United Kingdom to meet with President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May has solidified Malaysia’s status as a moderate Muslim country that is developing at a fast pace.
In line with this, Musa said that Malaysia was committed in eradicating terrorism, contrary to the baseless accusations that had been thrown by certain foreign media and certain opposition parties.
Also present in the event yesterday were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Panglima Rosmah Manaor, Head of State Tun Hj Juhar Hj Mahiruddin and his consort Toh Puan Hajjah Norlidah Tan Sri R.M. Jasni and other Federal and State leaders.