‘We Deliver; Others Can Only Make Promises’ – Musa Tells Beaufort Folk

Ir. Edward Lingkapo, third from right, assistant director of the Public Works Department, briefs Musa, fourth left, and his entourage on the progress of the Beaufort sewerage works.
Ir. Edward Lingkapo, third from right, assistant director of the Public Works Department, briefs the Chief Minister, fourth left, and his entourage on the progress of the Beaufort sewerage works.

BEAUFORT – The people would be wise enough not to easily believe other (political) parties who make promises only, the Sabah Chief Minister said Wednesday.

Datuk Seri Musa Aman said only the Barisan Nasional (BN) as a party political that will look into the wellbeing of the people.

“Regardless of any parties registered, whether it is Harapan or Warisan (newly registered Sabah based opposition parties), BN is the one who will listen to the people,” he was quoted as saying by NST-online.

Speaking at the launching of first phase of Mini Estate Sejahtera (MESEJ) at Kampung Montenior here, Musa said only the BN can bring development in the state.

In the report, Musa, who is also Sabah BN chairman said good ties between state and federal government are essential for more development to take place in Sabah.

Earlier, he said the phase one of MESEJ covering 100ha of rubber plantation, houses and facilities have benefited 33 families from the district.

Musa, second left, Pairin, second right as well as other Ministers and local heads of departments before the start of a development briefing in Beaufort and the Membakut sub district in Beaufort District Office Wednesday morning.
Musa, second left, Pairin, second right as well as other Ministers and local heads of departments before the start of a development briefing in Beaufort and the Membakut sub district at the Beaufort District Office Wednesday morning.

The beneficiaries will be receiving dividends and a monthly salary from the developed lands.

MESEJ, which is a hardcore poverty eradication programme by state government, was introduced in 2003.

To date, 52 such programmes had been implemented statewide and had improved the lives of more than 2,500 families.

Musa was accompanied by his Deputy Chief Ministers, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and Datuk Yahya Hussin, state cabinet ministers as well as Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister cum Beaufort MP, Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun.

Earlier during a district office briefing here, Musa had agreed to set up another factory for palm oil processing to the existing two factories in the district.

His working visit also included the district sewerage plant and the Cahaya Iman mosque.