In conjunction with Malaysia Day, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman urged all Sabahans to continue to work together for the progress and development of Malaysia.
“While we are proud to be from Sabah, a state known for its cultural diversity and rich natural resources, we must not forget that we are also Malaysians,” Musa said.
The Chief Minister pledged that the Government would not relent in its efforts to bring development to all parts of Malaysia. Through our concerted efforts, all Malaysians, regardless of backgrounds and geographical locations will be able to benefit from the nation’s progress.
He added that unity among all citizens is of fundamental importance to Malaysia’s development and success as a nation.
“We must embrace the strength that our cultural diversity offers to the nation,
“The State Government is committed to safeguard peace and harmony in order to create a successful nation, one that all Malaysians can be proud of,” he said.
In terms of the state’s development progress, Musa said that projects under the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) and initiatives under the State Development Agenda are on track and meeting their respective objectives.
The Chief Minister also touched on the oil palm and oil and gas industries. He said he wanted to see more locals participate in the palm oil and oil and gas industries, and he urged school leavers to take up vocational training courses at local training centres and institutes of higher learning available in Sabah.
“As we celebrate 50 years of the formation of Malaysia, I wish to see Sabah become a developed and prosperous State in the near future. Above all, I would like to see the people continue to live in peace, showing concern and respect for one another,” he said.