The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Better administration needed for Sipadan, Ligitan – rep
DATU: Former Assistant Minister of Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment, Assafal P. Alian hopes the government will have a better administration plan with the return of Pulau Sipadan and Ligitan.
Assafal said a better administration plan is needed to ensure the sustainability of these treasures can be well preserved for Sabahans and the future generation.
He said this return of administration is one of the success to claim 21 issues in which 17 have been addressed, while four others are in the midst of discussion to be implemented.
"Among the 17 related issues is the matter involving the environment in which early process towards a decline in power to Sabah have been started under Environment Protection Department Sabah.
"The efforts to return the rights in Malaysia Agreement 1963 should be in form of execution not only in term or name only," he said.
Assafal, who is also Tungku Assemblyman hopes the Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry led by the Permanent Secretary and experienced staff will be able to achieve the goals.