KOTA KINABALU: The public should not be easily swayed by propaganda disseminated by certain quarters who try to disturb peace and harmony in the country.
Instead, local communities must stand united in solidarity to protect the harmony that they enjoy in order for the government to continue with its development agendas for future benefit.
The reminder was given by the Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, where he said the country has its own law to defend its sovereignty.
“The country is facing many challenges, and Sabah was recently hit by earthquake, but I am proud and thankful because despite these unfortunate events the people of the state stood united amid the attempts by those who try to disrupt the nation’s stability.
“Let us all come together to preserve the country’s stability and not being easily influenced by negative elements. We have our own law and system, and let these (law) play their roles,” he said to the media during the PBS Aidilfitri Open House at JKR Hall, Sembulan.
The event was also attended by the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, the party’s central leadership, and about 5,000 visitors.
Pairin who is also the state Minister of Infrastructure Development, said the nation’s sovereignty will be threatened if no precautionary actions are taken to curb negative influence from irresponsible parties.
He calls for the public to be responsible and wise in deciding what is best for the country in facing its challenges. – SayangSabah