Thursday, 23 May 2013


THE SEPANGGAR MP, Datuk Jumat Idris is not being fair to the Kota Kinabalu City Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir when he said in a press statement that Abidin must show his duties or resign from the post to allow someone more capable to take over.

He further said that Abidin is an “agent of opposition”, and he blamed him for not fully utilizing the allocations given by the Prime Minister’s Department and other federal agencies for implementing various projects in Sepanggar.

He further charged that Abidin is an inefficient and unproductive government officer just because he took longer time to spend the money. The extension of the Mayor term for another two years is classified by him as regrettable.

The Luyang Assemblyman Hiew King Cheu said he couldn’t agree more to Jumat Idris, when he said “the government officers must give us their fullest cooperation or we should come after them. As the government we must fight for the people, for we are responsible and answerable to them”.

It will be good if all the government officers can do exactly the same like what he wished, but unfortunately it is not the case. Jumat is needed to be reminded that who is actually “steering” the work of the government officers like the KK City Mayor or any other department heads. It is the BN politicians plus the people who holds power.

The federal or other allocations could not be controlled by the oppositions or the people in need. In this case why blame the KK Mayor Abidin, the poor fellow is just executing the instructions and directives from “up stair” or the top brass of the BN.

Hiew said this should not be a blame-game and finger pointing event, but BN government should look back on why the allocations were not spend fully to benefit the people in need in the areas. It is of evident that the allocation RM16.9 billion for Sabah in the 9th Malaysia Plan were not fully utilized, and from the 3,690 approved projects only 2,056 projects worth RM6.81 billion was completed.

What happen to the remaining unused RM10.09 billion and the 843 projects wanted by the people? In the 10th Malaysia Plan (2011-2015), a sum of 20.3 billion had been allocated, and will this sum be used effectively and fully?  If that is the case, according to the saying of Jumat, that means the whole lot of the government officers have to resign.

Jumat Idris should ask the BN leadership to “beef-up” and “wake-up” to work hard for the people in the Sepanggar area and especially he himself is the MP now in the area should demonstrate that he can do his job to his best. The people in his constituency are watching and he should not let them down.

He should now work hard with the government officers, giving them the full guidance, assistance, information and encouragement for them to discharge their responsibilities to the fullest and efficiently.

Jumat is wrong to frame the KK Mayor as the “agent of opposition” and asking him to resign after the Chief Minister Musa Aman had granted him an extended term of two years. May be Jumat need to apologize to the Mayor over his statement?  

Hiew also wishes to remind Jumat that there is much to do in the Sepanggar Parliament Constituency, and he should spend time to show the people in Inanam, Menggatal, Telipok, KKIP, Karambunai, and Sepanggar Bay area that he can perform well for them. Don’t forget the oppositions are watching him and on what he does!  


  1. Semoga masalah dalaman dapat diselesaikan dalam masa terdekat.

  2. Jangan buang masa, jika tidak bertanggung jawab, cari pengganti yang berkebolehan.

  3. Jangan salahkan antara satu sama lain, yang penting cari cara penyelesaian.

  4. Berilah peluang kepada golongan yang berkeupayaan.

  5. Hubungan baik dengan kerajaan mendorong perkembangan yang berterusan.

    1. hubungan baik akan memacu kepada pembangunan

  6. The State Economic Planning Unit refuted allegations made by DAP Luyang assemblyman Hiew King Cheu that RM10.9 billion of federal development funds approved for Sabah under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006-2010) was not spent.

    “This is totally untrue,” said its director, Datuk Ismail Abdullah.

  7. “Hiew should check his facts and figures carefully before making such statement. Such unfounded allegation is misleading, and can be construed as being ill intentioned and meant to create a negative perception in people’s mind that the State and Federal Governments are not serious about developing Sabah,” he said

  8. Wishing to set the record straight, Ismail said the total development allocation approved for Sabah by the federal government during the Ninth Malaysia Plan was in fact RM19.8 billion. This amount was for a total of 3,193 projects.

  9. Out of the total amount approved, 89 per cent or RM17.69 billion was spent by the end of the Ninth Malaysia Plan period.

  10. Meanwhile, out of the total projects approved, 2,511 projects (or 78.64 per cent) were successfully implemented and completed, 678 projects were still in progress by the end of the plan period and carried over to the 10th Malaysia Plan, and nearly all had already been completed by now. Only four projects had not been implemented by the end of 2010 and was still at planning stage.

  11. The director pointed out 89 per cent is an excellent achievement, and high by any standard because project planning and implementation had a very dynamic environment, and in a lot of cases, fraught with unforeseen implementation issues.

  12. For the first three years of the 10th Malaysia Plan, he said Sabah was allocated RM13.54 billion and 68 per cent had been spent so far.

  13. The State Government and Chief Minister as chairman of the State Action Council monitored the implementation progress of all development projects in the State very closely to ensure timely completion of projects and programs. In fact, the Chief Minister is constantly reminding heads of state and federal departments in Sabah to be fast and diligent in implementing development projects, he said.

  14. “Datuk Musa Haji Aman is a real task master. He simply has a very low tolerance for any inefficiency and complacency, especially when it comes to the implementation of development projects for the rakyat,” said Ismail.

    At the same time, the federal government is constantly fine-tuning coordination and implementation process and procedures to ensure smoother implementation of projects.