CM Wants Local Leaders To Be Sensitive To Problems Faced By Grassroots

Musa and Faridah accompanied by Japlin, on Musa's right, being greeted by the PDL Unit leaders on their arrival. - Photo courtesy of Haji Asmat Yahya
Musa and Faridah accompanied by Japlin, on Musa’s right, being greeted by the PDL Unit on their arrival. – Photo courtesy of Haji Asmat Yahya

KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman wants Community Development Unit leaders (PPM) in all state constituencies to be sensitive of problems faced by the grassroots community.

He said as the eyes and ears of the government, the PPM were responsible in explaining the facts to the people and ward off accusations against the government.

“At the same time, PPM also need to be smart to convey and clarify all government policies so that the people understand that the government have been helping people,” he said during the UPPM dinner, here Sunday night.

“PPM should also be in close contact with the relevant departments and agencies at district level in matters relating to the duties and responsibilities so they can be implemented as soon as possible,” he said.

He was confident that if all parties, including PPM work hard and sincere in discharging their duties, the people at the grassroots can see it.

Meanwhile, he denied claims by a former federal leader who alleged that he (Musa) had instructed local officials not to allow the former minister to visit his former district (when he was still in power) in Sabah.

Describing the allegations as untrue Musa said all leaders are free to come to Sabah but the former minister never came to see him then and discussed on projects he wanted to implement in Sabah.

Also in attendance were State Assembly Speaker, Datuk Syed Abas Syed Ali, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin, State cabinet ministers, State Secretary, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, the People Development Leaders Unit’s director, Datuk Japlin Akim, and about 800 People Development Leaders and its officials and staff from all over Sabah.