Nothing more important that economic, political stability, says Shafie


Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. -Bernama filepic

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah stands by its principle that there is nothing more important than economic and political stability, says president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

“We can only revive our economy if all leaders put politics, religion and race aside, and to work as one to find a solution to rebuild this nation, ” he said.

He said that the King’s decision not to declare an emergency was something to be thankful for and he urged all Warisan MPs to adhere to the ruling.

“We hope all political leaders can work together to make sure that the nation will be able to fight through this Covid-19 pandemic, ” he said in a statement here on Monday (Oct 26).

The former Sabah chief minister said apart from the communities, businesses are also badly affected by the pandemic.

“If you have any good and helpful ideas to share on how to solve the problems faced, please do so, ” he said.

Shafie also urged all leaders to come forward and assist their constituents and to contribute their part in this fight against the virus and economic slowdown.

In thanking all Malaysians for their contributions to the nation in every way including donations and following SOPs, he called upon them to continue doing their part and to abide by laws set by the authorities.

“Only then we will be able to pull through and rise up to this challenge, ” he added.

On Sunday (Oct 25), Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah decided that there was no need to declare a state of emergency in the country.

He reminded all politicians to immediately put a stop to all forms of politicking that could disrupt the stability of the country.

Sultan Abdullah and the Malay Rulers had gone through the proposal to declare a state of emergency and felt that the government had managed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic effectively.

On Friday (Oct 23), Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had requested the proclamation of an Emergency to combat the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

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