These few days Sabah welcomes the arrival of four Federal Ministers making official visit to this Land Below the Wind.
They are Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, Information Minister Datuk Ahmd Shabery Cheek and Rural and Regional Development Minister Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammed Taib.
Minister in the Prime Minister Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok, as usual, is back home to his Penampang constituency every weekend. Another Sabahan Federal Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal is also home in Semporna.
There are also several Deputy Ministers in the State during the weekend.
Syed Hamed was here to launch the Statelevel Rela Day celebrations at the Rela Training Centre in Gayang Tuaran. He also visited Tawau. Hishamuddin launched the Campus Astro programme in Nabawan, in Pensiangan and also met Umno leaders in Papar.
Ahmad Sahabery, meanwhile, was in Sandakan yesterday before proceeding to Kota Kinabalu to launch the Sabah @1 RTM TV1 News Breakaway channel. Muhammad was in Pulau Banggi, Kudat visiting the Banggi Island Agropolitan project.
Even though all the federal ministers visited different places, they all came down to Kota Kinabalu before leaving for Kuala Lumpur either tonight or tomorrow.
"It is a blessing that we are only in the tenth days of February that we have four federal ministers coming visiting Sabah," a local community said. He said such visits must be on regular basis.
A former Federal Minister hoped that these visits by the Ministers, all from Umno, has nothing to do with the March Umno general elections. He said all of the four ministers are contesting in the party's election.