TENOM – The Oath Stone is one of the Nation historical facts as it has instated proof of the Federal Government commitment and guarantee to protect the rights of Sabahans, said the Deputy President of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Datuk Radin Malleh.
Radin fulminated against a statement made by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri who stated that the history of the Oath Stone or better known as Batu Sumpah in Keningau was a mere symbol to commemorate the formation of Malaysia.
“Her statement clearly shows that she doesn’t know the history behind the Oath Stone and the role of Sabah in the formation of Malaysia.”
“I think she needs to withdraw her statement for the sake of the government’s credibility and unity of the people in the country,” he said this when officiating the PBS Ulloi Annual General Meeting in Tenom last Saturday.
He stressed that Nancy statement belittle the roles and contributions of the leaders and people in the interior of Sabah that had fought for the formation of Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Radin who is also the Sabah Minister of Rural Development urged all PBS members to work together and be ready to make sacrifices in the efforts to voice out the people’s problems to the government.
“We need to work together to increase public support by organising programmes to recruit new members among the youth.”
He added that youth participation in PBS will be able to prevent them from being influenced by the propaganda of the opposition as well as to increase their awareness of the efforts of the Barisan Nasional ( BN ) to develop this country , especially in rural areas .
“The participation of youth as new members will strengthen the power of the party and for the sake of the continuity of the party leadership in the future.”
He added PBS has the ability to modify approaches in the struggle to defend the interests and rights of the people of this country through the process of consultation and consensus with other BN component parties which indicates that PBS still relevant to today’s political landscape .
” When we look at the current situation of society and the political norm, PBS concept of struggle and political approaches is absolutely compatible with the aspirations and needs of people of different races in this country, ” he said. – SayangSabah