KOTA KINABALU: The State Government has never side lined citizens of any particular faith or ethnicity when implementing development programmes in Sabah.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman stressed: “In fact, the State Government works for everyone, and each year, we disburse large amounts of funds for non-Islamic schools and places of worship.
“This is the proof of commitment and sincerity that the Government practices in ensuring the needs of all citizens are met, in line with 1Malaysia.”
Musa assured this during the Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) Pesta Ang Pow Chinese New Year 2015 dinner at Dewan Hakka on Monday.
He called on all Malaysian Chinese in Sabah to throw their support behind the Government and to assist them in further developing this state.
“I believe that political stability, unity, harmony and tolerance that we are able to showcase here in Sabah will contribute towards political stability and unity at national level,” Musa who is also Finance Minister stated.
“On behalf of the Sabah State Government, let me assure you that we are committed to ensuring political stability, economic, progress and social prosperity,” he reiterated.
We will strive to uphold and further strengthen these positive aspects so that the people will continue to experience and feel the benefit of living in a country and state that are always working towards improving livelihoods and in maintaining harmony and stability, he stressed.
In line with this, he said any actions that could negatively impact unity and stability must be avoided to allow us to achieve aspirations we have set to effectively develop Sabah.
He added this will allow us to further improve the socio-economic level of the people and focus on bringing more progress, especially to those who live in rural areas.
He also congratulated the organiser for successfully staging the celebration.
“I extend Gong Xi Fa Chai greetings to all Chinese in Sabah, and I hope this new year will bring with it more harmony, economic progress and prosperity,” Musa said.
Also present were several State Cabinet Ministers, FCAS president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr TC Goh and organising chairwoman Datuk Susan Wong who also performed few songs to delight the audience.- Sayangsabah