Liawan Lawmaker Backs Musa To Remain As Chief Minister; No Need To Change

Sairin Karno, second left, with his officials on a visit to Kampung Lingkudau on Wednesday.

KENINGAU: Should Musa Aman be replaced as Chief Minister of Sabah, the people would lose in terms of progress, as Musa has been instrumental in Sabah’s rapid development, an assistant State minister has declared.

Sairin Karno, the Agriculture and Food Industry assistant minister said he sees no reason for Musa to be replaced, as others would not be able to do what the current Chief Minister has done.

He said he hoped the people, particularly those in the interior, would continue to support and maintain Barisan Nasional led by Musa as the state government.

“The people should not gamble away their children’s future for personal interest,” Sairin, who is also Liawan Assemblyman told reporters after launching the Utusan Malaysia education supplement Tutor for schools in his constituency, Liawan, at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Gunsanad here.

Sairin also urged the locals to allow Najib Razak to continue leading the country and described the Prime Minister as a courageous man who dared to promise that he would return any rights due to Sabah under the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

But while Sairin wants Musa to stay, it is uncertain days for him as word is he may not be defending the Liawan seat in the forthcoming general elections.

Word on the ground is that Annuar Ayub, who is a nephew of Musa, has been going around seeking support to be the Umno-BN candidate in GE14.

The three-term Assemblyman first won Liawan in 2004.

It was a new seat at that time and he faced two Independents in a three-cornered fight. He polled 4,709 votes to stave off the challenge from Lawrence Gimbang (1,405 votes) and Paul Kadau (476).