KUALA PENYU: With eight more days for polling in the Sabah election, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on voters to choose a new state government that is aligned with the Federal Government to facilitate the state’s administration and development.
The Prime Minister said Sabah would be more successful if it was governed by Perikatan Nasional together with parties aligned with it.
“I have no right to decide (who should form the state government), but you do.
“It is a state election like this that will test the voters’ wisdom to choose a government that is capable of managing all issues in a proper manner,” he said at the meet-and-greet event with the locals here yesterday.
In front of hundreds of attendees at the event, which was held in compliance with the standard operating procedure to curb the spread of Covid-19, Muhyiddin also shared the Perikatan government’s experience in managing the pandemic.
He said the most extraordinary challenge was during the change of Prime Minister and transition of power to the Perikatan government (without a general election), while at the same time having to make important decisions to curb the virus spread.
“You have witnessed it and you now have to wear a face mask. Although it was not compulsory, you still comply with the instructions to keep your distance, wash your hands and use hand sanitiser,” he said.
“This had never been done before in the history of the world, but it had to be done and I did it for the country.
“The government needed to take immediate and bold action or
else Covid-19 would have had a much bigger and more disastrous impact on the country,” Muhyiddin added.
The Prime Minister also said he appreciated Sabah caretaker Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s contributions to the state’s development over the past two years, just as he appreciated the deeds of former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman in ensuring the progress and well-being of Sabahans.
“I don’t deny that my friend Shafie has done a lot for Sabah. Musa, when he was the chief minister, also brought so many developments to Sabah.
“I just hope that the Pakatan-led government at the federal level is aligned with the state government in Sabah.
“So what the voters should do? Change it back – not to what was before, but change for the better,” he said. — BERNAMA