MUSA Aman tells of the Prime Minister’s success in three short years. They came by the thousands and by word of mouth. And they listened attentively to Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman talk of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s success in governing Malaysia since he took office three years ago.
Village Chiefs And Community Leaders, said Musa, are still important 'eyes and ears' of the government despite the speed and reach of the internet in delivering information to the people.
“There are still those who do not get their news through radio, television and the newspapers,” he told a meeting with them in Kudat, 131km (82 miles) northeast of Kota Kinabalu, on April 25.
Musa said community leaders have a duty to inform and explain to the people of all the good that the Barisan Nasional (National Front) government has done for them.
He was all praise for Najib, saying that he has been managing Malaysia well through his 'people first' socio-economic programmes. These include the ever popular 1Malaysia clinics that offer good medical treatment at very low fees, low-price groceries and meals, financial help to the poor, free computers and book subsidies to students.
Najib is on track to make 28m Malaysians high income earners by 2020 with his massive 1.4-trillion ringgit ($458m) economic transformation programme, according to Musa. By then the average Malaysian will have an income of 48,000 ringgit against 23,700 ringgit now.
Sabah gets more than a billion ringgit every year from the federal government for its socio-economic development. The money is spent on improving education, health, agriculture, security and village life. (Insight Sabah)