SANDAKAN: Community leaders must be in-touch with the communities and have a close relation with the people the people they represent.
The Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, stressed that community leaders are required to know whatever problems and needs of the public by personally interacting with the communities.
“Don’t appear only during election time to garner votes, as what the opposition has done. I have told these leaders, whether they are State Assemblyman (ADUN) or Members of Parliament (MP), they have to meet the people as much as they can,” he said in his speech for the Meet the Leader Programme at Sungai Obar, today.
Musa, who is also Sungai Sibuga State Assemblyman (ADUN), said it is part of the responsibility as a leader which makes the relation between communities and their representative ‘like a large family’.
He added that the advise has long been given to all Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders to remind them of their duty to protect the people’s interest.
“We (leaders) must not become arrogant because we are elected by the people, and we must serve them. That is what I’ve been telling other leaders from Libaran when I came to visit them, because I could not spend as much time there due to my duty to administer the state.
“However, I will try to find more time to visit, as it will alleviate my yearn to meet the people, and everytime I am in Sandakan, I will visit every areas to meet the people,” he added.
Musa stressed that the government acknowledge the need for more development progress to improve the wellbeing of the people. – SayangSabah