PENAMPANG – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today he would continue to focus on development in Sabah to ensure that the state progresses in tandem with the other states in the country.
The Prime Minister said he held to the principle of justice in terms of distribution of national development so that all areas, from Sabah to Perlis, enjoyed progress and development accordingly.
“I know this is the value of the people of Sabah who together helped to establish Malaysia. We must show that as a nation when the people of Sabah decided to come together to form Malaysia, we must guarantee that the decision is reciprocated with a good future for all of us.
“It was not easy for the people of Sabah to help form Malaysia. I was taken to the house of OKK Sodomon (an independence fighter) in Keningau. Apparently, it was at his house that my late father (Tun Abdul Razak) met the Kadazandusun leaders to convince them (Sabah leaders) to be a part of Malaysia,” he said when opening the 32nd annual delegates conference of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) here.
Najib said that today it was his responsibility to translate that decision and the aspirations of the people into a good future for the people of Sabah. – BERNAMA