NABAWAN: State assemblymen and members of parliament in Sabah have been reminded not to view their status as a privilege.
Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman said as representatives of the people, they could not afford to be arrogant.
“You cannot be arrogant, because the people were the ones who chose you to be an assemblyman or a member of parliament,” he said while launching Pesta Kaamatan for the district here.
He also reminded the state’s honourable people’s representatives (YB) to regularly visit their constituents and perform the responsibilities entrusted to them.
He said the state government’s approach in fulfilling the needs of the people was through negotiating, “which included negotiating with the federal government”.
“We are fortunate to have a prime minister such as Najib Razak who is concerned about the people and is always receptive to every request we made for the development of the people in Sabah,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said the state government would endeavour to set up a tapioca processing factory that would enable the local folk to generate some income.
Musa also launched the Mobile Community Transformation Centre in Nabawan.