KOTA KINABALU: Sabah rights, development, human resources, health, education and security are among the 13 points in the manifesto launched by Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) on Tuesday (Nov 8).
GRS chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, who launched the coalition's manifesto, said these were pragmatic approaches to take in developing and bringing Sabah to greater heights.
He said the GRS manifesto, which will also see the state calling for the Federal Government to allocate a deputy prime minister’s post to Sabah, was based on four thrusts: “Sabah First, Sabah Forward, Sabah Prospers and Sabah United”.
He said the other points were to push for more parliamentary constituencies and continue fighting for a 35% representation from Sabah and Sarawak in Parliament; enforcing the state economy through agriculture, tourism and industrialisation; as well as women, family and community development.
Providing more affordable housing, improving land management, pushing for political stability, unity, equality for all races and religions, encouraging youth in governance and more involvement in oil and gas and infrastructure development are the other aspects of this manifesto, Hajiji added.
He said for most of the points mentioned, they were already in the midst of implementation through the GRS-Barisan Nasional coalition.
“Let us continue this momentum so that we can continue to implement our plans for Sabah, so that we are able to achieve greater success and prosperity for the people in this state,” he said.