KOTA KINABALU: The Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, wants the public to reject any group or individual who want to sow disunity, hate, and provocation in the state.
He stressed that the government will not compromise with any outside parties such as opposition leaders which will take every opportunities to discredit the state government.
“There should not be anyone slandering us as extreme, no religious freedom; when in truth we do not have those problems. We live in peace and harmony, since immemorial.
“We will take action according to the law and the state government have its jurisdiction to protect the interest of Sabah people who love peace and harmony,” he said in his speech for the 2015 Chief Minister Assembly with Federal and State Public Servants at Auditorium Tun Ahmad Raffae, Menara Tun Mustapha, Kota Kinabalu, here yesterday.
Also present is the DUN Speaker, Datuk Seri Salleh Said, State Government Secretary, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, Sabah Federal Secretary, Datuk Borhan Dolah, State Government Deputy Secretary (administration), Datuk Asnimar Sukardim,andSabah Police Commissioner, Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman, along with federal and state agency leaders.
Musa said, the state government have concrete evidences against these seditious parties and stern action against them is relevant.
About the role of social media, he explained that everyone has to be careful with sharing information related to the government.
He added that social media is crucial in channeling current information on development issues for the communities especially in the interior effectively.
While there are many facilities provided by the government at the area, its efforts are tarnished by a viral picture with the intent to disrepute the government, raising negative public perception as if the government has done nothing for the wellbeing of the rural communities.
“I suggest for the related departments and agencies to involve directly in rural development and come up with a communication plans to hand these issues, with the help of District Offices and people representatives.
“Do not wait until it (issues) went viral and cause a negative impact to the government. Instead we must come forward to give proper explanation, so the people know the truth,” he said.
Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman with the state Cabinet ministers, federal and state agency leaders, with public servants at the Assembly in Auditorium Tun Ahamd Raffae, Menara Tun Mustapha, Kota Kinabalu. – Photo Ille Tugimin