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More goodies if BN wins
Published on: Friday, January 19, 2018

Penampang: Sabah, including this district, will benefit from many physical developments if Barisan Nasional (BN) is given the mandate again to lead in the imminent 14th General Election (GE14).

Prime Minister cum National BN Chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak made the promise and will honour to bring in ample developments into the State upon winning the most crucial general election to be held soon.

"I promise once BN is rendered the mandate again to govern the nation, we (BN) will bring more development to Sabah. Our track records are clearly proven.

"Billions of Ringgit were approved for the State since I became Prime Minister, compared to the leader who was the former premier for 22 years. He did not do much for Sabah," he said, during a high tea with BN Penampang leaders at Buhavan Square, Thursday.

Earlier he visited the Tamu ground and was accompanied by the Chief Minister cum BN Sabah Chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman, Deputy Chief Minister cum Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Upko President Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau, Special Tasks Minister cum Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Datuk Seri Teo Chee Kang, Umno Penampang Divisional Chief Senator Datuk John Ambrose, MCA Sabah Deputy Liasion cum Chief Datuk Francis Goh, State Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din, Penampang district officer Luvita Koison and other senior officials.

Najib said the country needs a government that can bring the nation and people to a higher level by going forward via BN that has the aspiration of 2050 National Transformation (TN50) to make Malaysia as one of the most developed countries in 30 years' time.

He also thanked the Sabah State government and Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman as well as Pairin for maintaining the close ties and rapport and rendering full cooperation with the Federal G overnment in many aspects.

The district here which is dominated by the opposition is not left out from enjoying better development when Najib announced an approved funding of RM8.5 million to upgrade the Tamu ground here.

He said the small-time traders and those patronising the Tamu can expect better comfort once the premises condition is further improved to meet their needs.

"I am visiting the district here and do the walkabout as I want to see the rakyat here and tell them that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government is very concern of their welfare as well as wanting to find out what are their issues and needs.

"Through the walkabout, I get to meet the local traders at the Donggongon Tamu ground and shake hands with them as well as looking at the present condition of the premises.

"I see there is a need to improve the Tamu market and announce an approved allocation of RM8.5 million to upgrade it so that the traders get to enjoy better facilities and the visitors feel more comfortable when buying the local produce," he said.

Najib said he did not expect a big crowd.

Although Penampang has yet being won by the BN, he said the BN government has never forget or sidelined the people's wellbeing and interests here.

This can be proven, he said when the Federal government has allocated RM280 million to minimise the flood impact in the district here as well as bringing other projects here. - Hayati Dzulkifli

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