Malaysia has en­joyed tremen­dous suc­cess – CM

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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