Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Yes! Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi did have as hectic day-long working visit to Sabah yesterday (Monday - April 7). On arrival in Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur (a distance of 1,018 miles across the South China Sea) about 10am, he met with Sabah Umno leaders for about three hours.

Abdullah then met State Barisan Nasional component party members for another three hours.

The meeting with Sabah Umno who was led by its chief and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) headed by its President Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) led by its President Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee, UPKO was headed by President Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) by its President Datuk V K Liew and Tan Sri Joseph Kurup led his Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS).

All the party's leaders had raised about Sabah's less representation in the Federal Government, illegal immigrants issues, the issuance of Malaysian identity cards to illegal immigrants, amongst others.

Abdullah said:"I met with them separately because I want to give the opportunity to the leaders to speak up on the issues that they feels strongly about. But despite the separate meetings, the issues raised by them were similar. I do recognise that some of it merits consideration."

The Prime Minister's visit to Sabah was the first after the March 8, general elections where the National Coalition Government (Barisan Nasional) suffered the worst elections since the Federation of Malaya gained Independence in 1946 (correction 1957)and the formation of Malaysia when Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and Malaya merged on Sept 16, 1963.

Barisan Nasional won 140 of the 222 Member of Parliament seats, less than eight seat for a two-third majority, the remaining seats were won by the Opposition. Abdullah's Government is now ruling the country with only a simple majority in Parliament.

Abdullah's parting promised to Sabah before he went back to Kuala Lumpur was `Sabah will be duly rewarded', a promise that the people of Sabah will be looking forward to be fulfill.


My Says:

Fulfilled before the next general elections is what the people of Sabah want the Prime Minister do now.

11 comments:

Last Will said...

…when we think….THINK AHEAD…think of the younger ones for life doesn’t belong to us only…they too have the right to LIFE!

Be a part of the Rafflesia community….they are blooming in silent….for they believe there is a time for everything….there is the day and the night….time to sleep and time to eat. There is time for everything…..if we manage time wrongly it will be like thorns strewn along the young turks’ path!

Together with Sarawak we contributed greatly towards BN recent victory....so don't worrylah for sure material developments tetap ada juga...TATAP PUNYA! Add in more Sabah YBs into the Federal cabinet line-up? ARE THEY QUALIFIED TO HOLD MINISTERIAL POSITIONS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL?

Badawi came over because he loves the "fresh air" that we Sabahans are breathing....to him and the other "superior Malaysians" Sabah and Sarawak are special! How about us LOCALS...DON'T YOU GUYS LOVE SABAH...if you do THEN UNTO HER WHAT IS RIGHT! THINK BEFORE ASKING!

Last Will said...

....do unto her what is right!

(correction)

Anonymous said...

a promise too late. will the sabah barisan leaders wait and wait for pak lah to fulfill his promises? will it be a wait in vain? my take is it will just be a janji bn. nothing will come out of it. my dear sabah bn leaders, wait for umno mps to jump ship and then join pakatan rakyat. time to stab umno. lawan tetap lawan.

Last Will said...

....yes stab them with the keris that's portrayed on their flag....the merah-putih of UMNO (Indonesia!) Halt the Indonesianisation of Malaysia...

Anonymous said...

"(Barisan Nasional) suffered the worst elections since the Federation of Malaya gained Independence in 1946 and the formation of Malaysia when Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and Malaya merged on Sept 16, 1963."

Correction:
"Federation of Malaya gained Independence in 1957"

ando

Last Will said...

....yes I do noticed 1946....fortunately ''IT'' managed to correct itself!

nando nando

Last Will said...

,,,or could it be that Malaya never gained independence from the British in 1957....could it be a hoax? The 1st Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment is currently performing ''London Public Duties" in Britain!

LONG LIVE THE BRITISH EMPIRE.......AND GOD SAVE THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND!

ps: ...now I wonder why Hindraf dragged the British to its cause...hhehehe!

Last Will said...

CORRECTION;;

The British Empire masquerading as the Commonwealth!

JBingkasan said...

I always stand to be corrected. Umno could had been formed in 1946 and that Malaya became a Federation in 1957.

Terima kasih for visiting Aki Momogun.

Last Will said...

Its a great and honourable pleasure to be here Joe!

Here we try to at least reform our ''boy scout''' poiticians...should their mindsets can't be REVOLUTIONIZED!

The Sub-Commandante

JBingkasan said...

Thanks for all those comments.