GE14: Big Change In Labuan; One-Stop Centre For Creative Industry

ROZMAN ISLI

LABUAN: Labuan Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Rozman Isli has vowed to continue transforming the island’s economic landscape with more investments for development infrastructure and economic activities for locals.

He said Labuan being an international financial centre and an oil and gas hub is moving towards a developing smart island city in tandem with national development.

“We are serious in developing Labuan into a smart and sustainable island city with investments pouring in, from both local and foreign investors,” he said during his ‘ceramah’ at Kg Sg Labu here last night, as he entered his fifth day of campaign to defend the Labuan parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).

In KOTA KINABALU, Sabah Composers and Music Video Makers Association (SCORE) is optimistic that the state Barisan Nasional (BN) would make good its 14th general election manifesto pledge to build a creative industry one-stop centre.

Its chairman Asmin Mudin said the centre would empower local arts enthusiasts and raise the quality of their output, in the same breath contribute to the state’s economic growth.

“The initiative to set up a creative industry centre is timely and proves that BN is very committed in empowering the profession and by so doing will help to sustain the livelihood of Sabah’s human capital in the field besides preserving the talents.”

“In Sabah, the arts, including music have not reached that of industry level, just secondary..accessory. But from this initiative, I can see that the BN government wants to lift it as a career in Sabah and upwards,” he told Bernama.

Asmin, who had composed several songs, among them, ‘Sayang Kinabalu’ which has become an evergreen favourite among the locals, said Sabah was well known for its pool of artistic talent and creativity.