Sabah BN backbenchers say Najib most suitable to lead country

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Barisan Nasional state assemblyman are throwing their full support for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak amid scathing attacks against the Prime Minister.

State Barisan Backbenchers Club chairman Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail said Najib was the most suitable person to head the nation’s administration.

“The Prime Minister should be given the opportunity to lead the country,” he said.

“Najib should be allowed to translate that strong support from all Malaysians to move the country forward,” said Abdul Rahim after the opening of the State Assembly sitting by Yang DiPertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin on Thursday.

Rahim, the Pantai Manis state assemblyman, said he was confident that a majority of Malaysians were not influenced by the wild accusations hurled against the Prime Minister.

“Those making such accusations are being unfair and irresponsible,” he added.

Earlier, when opening the State Assembly sitting, Juhar said in his policy address that the Sabah government would continue its focus tackling poverty in the state.

Among the initiatives would be the Kampung Sejahtera programme aimed at transforming under developed villages.

As a result, the state recorded some RM2.8bil worth of investments last year that included 33 projects in the food manufacturing, bio-mass, non-metallic mineral, plastic, and oil-palm based product sectors.

Investments from Malaysians totalled RM2.2bil while another RM570mil came from foreigners.

He said some RM2.6bil worth of Federal funded infrastructure, health care, education, and other projects had been carried out in the state in 2014.

He said the Sabah government was on its part had spent another RM1.2bil for development project in the state.

All these were aimed at closing the development gap between the state’s urban and rural regions.

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