SANDAKAN: Anyone, including Datuk Seri Najib Razak, can come to Sabah as there is no ban to stop anyone from coming to the state, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic).
Responding to talk that the state government may prevent the former prime minister from entering Sabah, Mohd Shafie insisted that he did not give any such directive to state authorities.
“We never stop anybody. Who am I to stop anyone? Any Malaysian can come over here.
“If they want to come, they have the right to. We do not want them to say they were forbidden to enter Sabah.
“As Chief Minister, I never gave orders to prevent anyone from coming in,” he said after visiting Pulau Berhala yesterday.
Najib is slated to visit Sandakan today to campaign for Parti Bersatu Sabah candidate Datuk Linda Tsen.
On Pakatan’s chances of winning Sim-Sim and Kampung Berhala, which were captured by Barisan Nasional in the last general election, Mohd Shafie believed the tide would change to favour Pakatan.
“When the late Stephen Wong took over, many said he was a leader who helped everyone.
“And now his daughter and DAP candidate Vivian Wong is contesting. So we are confident,” said Mohd Shafie.