Hornbill Unleashed

April 5, 2018

Special attention for Sarawak, Sabah in BN’s manifesto, says Najib

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Najib said this was proof of BN’s commitment to continue the development agenda in Sarawak and Sabah for the next five years. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaBarisan Nasional (BN)’s manifesto for the 14th General Election (GE14) which will be launched on April 7 will give special attention to development in Sarawak and Sabah, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

He said this was proof of BN’s commitment to continue the development agenda in Sarawak and Sabah for the next five years.

“The BN manifesto to be launched on April 7 will have some special provisions for Sarawak and Sabah,” he said at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Development and Leadership Seminar for Community Leaders, from the Miri, Bintulu and Limbang Divisions here today.

Najib, who is also BN chairman, said proof of the commitment on these development programmes could be seen by his 60 visits to 160 locations in Sarawak during his nine years as prime minister.

“During these visits, a total of RM4.3 billion was allocated for various projects in Sarawak,” he said.

Najib also countered accusations by certain people that the reason for Sarawak’s lack of was because its people were lazy and greedy.

“I have never uttered any words that would hurt the feelings of the people of Sarawak, I have never said Sarawakians were lazy and greedy because I know that they are not lazy and greedy,” he said.

He added that the current federal government had never looked down on the capabilities of the people of Sarawak and evidence of this could be seen in the granting of contracts to Sarawakian contractors for the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway.

He said to date, the federal government was very satisfied with the progress of the project which proved that the people of Sarawak were capable of carrying out big projects.

He said if a state did not develop, it was the responsibility of the leaders to close the development gap with the other states by giving more allocations to the states that really needed development.

He was confident that going by the record of BN’s achievement in previous general elections, Sarawak would remain a BN stronghold.

Najib said he wanted BN to take back more seats which were won by the opposition in Sarawak, especially the parliamentary seat of Miri.

“I want Miri parliamentary seat to come back to BN,” he said, drawing laud applause from the audience.

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also chairman of the organising committee of the event, said Najib’s visit today, his 60th to Sarawak, was evidence of his commitment to the development of the state, compared to prime ministers before him.

Also present was Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

The two-day seminar was attended by about 1,500 participants comprising community and village heads.

Source : The Malay Mail Online by Bernama




  1. BN = Bury Najib

    Comment by tigerykarother — April 15, 2018 @ 4:46 PM | Reply

  2. Tak nak BN, tolak GST!

    Comment by SBY — April 10, 2018 @ 11:55 AM | Reply

  3. Najib Sarawakians are not interested in your promises of more development fund. Show us or ship to Sarawak the billions you promised. Pan Borneo contractors are being owed hundreds of million for work already done. Many schools, clinics and hospitals promised more than 5 years ago are no where to be seen. We are not interested in your fuking promises or was it lies?

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — April 5, 2018 @ 9:47 PM | Reply

  4. MCA don’t have to represent chinese in the Parliament after all you can’t do anything with UMNO being the Taiko who had instruct you to keep your mouth shut. You are not needed to represent us anymore and we will make sure MCA don’t excise in Malaysia together with Gerakan. Both this party can go to hell.

    Comment by Shirly — April 5, 2018 @ 9:16 PM | Reply

  5. Najib is desperately fighting for his own and Umno Baru survival. In the last Sarawak State Election he rejected Adenan’s request for 20% petroleum in Kuching just days before polling. Sarawak’s demand for 20% petroleum was supported by representatives from both divides in DUN. Facing his toughest fight against a PH led by Dr Mahathir, Najib is throwing billions of ringgit worth of promises which he may not fulfill regardless of GE14 result.

    Comment by Irene Kana — April 5, 2018 @ 6:52 PM | Reply

  6. I urge Sarawakian readers not to vote for Najib BN.
    Please give Harapan a chance.
    Look at the success of Penang andSelangor.

    Do not be deceived by BN propaganda.

    Comment by SBY — April 5, 2018 @ 6:08 PM | Reply

  7. With RUU355 tabled and legislated in Parliament, Sabah and Sarawak will no longer be BN-UMNO fixed deposit boxes. The rakyat will be wondering how MCA and MIC are going to vote for RUU355 to support the theological state of PAS or protect the sacred and supreme Federal Constitution where liberty, equality and justice for the people particularlt the minorities shall prevail at all times as envisaged by our Merdeka forefathers on 31st. August, 1957.

    Comment by limpehkong — April 5, 2018 @ 9:19 AM | Reply

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