KOTA KINABALU: Being aligned with the government is necessary to bring more development to constituents, says Lahad Datu MP Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
"People want change and I can only help them if I am with the government, that is why I chose Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu)," said Mohammadin when contacted on Friday (Nov 26).
Mohammadin – who is also the Segama assemblyman - said that he is looking forward to bring more development to his constituents,now that he is aligned with the government again.
He said that he joined Bersatu and quit Parti Warisan Sabah on Oct 30 is to bring more development to the areas he represented, adding that when he became an independent, he was already thinking of joining a party that is aligned with the current government.
Mohamadin added that the reason why he was voted in as an assemblyman and MP was because the people of Segama and Lahad Datu want to see more development.
Mohammadin then said he would not have trouble working with Bersatu and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) member parties and leaders as they were ‘all friends’.
He added that most of the leaders in GRS are no stranger to him as he is a political veteran, and said that the reason for him being a representative for the people was to help them.
"That is why we must be part of the government if we really wish to help them improve economically and socially," Mohammadin added.