Hajiji: Sabahans made right choice in voting GRS to maintain good relations with Federal Govt


KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans have made the right choice in supporting Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) that has built good relations with the Perikatan Nasional-led Federal Government, says Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

The Chief Minister added the GRS victory in the 16th state election has paved the way for understanding and creation of stronger cooperation between the state government and Federal Government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri

Muhyiddin Yassin.

Speaking to mark the one year anniversary of “Malaysia Prihatin” in Tawau on Monday (March 1), Hajiji expressed his gratitude on behalf of Sabah to the Federal Government and the Prime Minister for his concern for the state.

“Sabah receives various assistance to improve the economy, development and well-being of the people, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. This proves that the interests and needs of Sabah have been given priority by the Federal Government.

"Therefore, on behalf of the GRS government and all the people of this state, we congratulate the Prime Minister on the success and assistance to the people of this country, especially during a challenging time brought by the pandemic," he said in a statement on Monday.

"The various assistance given out have helped ease the burden of people in Sabah," he said and hoped that cooperation and assistance from the Federal Government will continue.

In his speech commemorating Perikatan Nasional’s one year anniversary in power, Muhyiddin had said that with border control high in the government’s agenda, additional high-tech assets would be placed along the borders including Sabah through the five-front approach.

Apart from that, he said the Federal Government together with the relevant agencies have taken steps to boost Internet connectivity, particularly in Sabah and Sarawak with the National Digital Network or Jendela initiative in the 12th Malaysia Plan.

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