Saturday, May 18, 2013

Appointment reflects PM’s concern for community — Pairin

Posted by Smookiekins On 5/18/2013 09:55:00 AM

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has described as apt, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s decision to include three Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) leaders among the six ministers from Sabah in the Federal Cabinet.

He said the decision also reflected Najib’s concern for the people in Sabah, particularly those living in the interior.

The appointment of Kota Marudu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili as Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup as minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and Datuk Ewon Ebin as Science, Technology and Innovation Minister would further affirm the community’s participation in mainstream development, he said.

“We need rural representation for Sabah through leaders from the interior.

“Talking about the interior, sometimes we tend to be overlooked because we are situated in a remote area and thus, isolated.

“The appointment of ministers from the community would make the rural people closer to development,” he said at the Kota Kinabalu City Kaamatan (Harvest) Carnival organised by KK City Hall at Lintasan Deasoka here last night.

Pairin, who is also state Infrastructure Development Minister, urged the people in Sabah to reunite after what had been said and done during the 13th general election period.

“The people may subscribe to different political beliefs but now that the election is over, it is time for us to move forward in unity to further develop Sabah,” he said.

Meanwhile, the KDM Huguan Siou (paramount leader) further urged the people to regard the Pesta Kaamatan (harvest festival) as a platform to strengthen unity and ensure that the people continued to live in peace and harmony.

Sabah is also represented in the Federal Cabinet by Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (Regional and Rrural Development Minister), Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (Foreign Minister) and Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister).

The state also has three deputy ministers in Datuk Mary Yap (Education and Higher Learning), Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri (Defence), Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin (Works) and Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun (Women, Family and Community Development).


Source: The Borneo Post
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6 comments:

  1. Seorang aktivis politik tempatan, Kanul Gindol menyifatkan pelantikan tiga pemimpin Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) dalam barisan Kabinet Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak sebagai keputusan mercu tanda kerajaan persekutuan dalam memperkasa rakyat Sabah.

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  2. Beliau berkata pelantikan bersejarah Anggota Parlimen Kota Marudu, Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili sebagai Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air; Tan Sri Joseph Kurup (Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri) dan Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin (Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi) adalah baik untuk Malaysia terutama masyarakat KDM.

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  3. Tidak pernah dalam 50 tahun, kita mempunyai tiga pemimpin Kadazandusun Murut sebagai menteri persekutuan pada satu-satu masa. Ketiga-tiga mereka tidak boleh menggagalkan Najib dan mereka tidak boleh bekerja sambil lewa bagi mengelak kekecewaan.

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  4. Ia menggambarkan kekuatan politik Najib dan penghargaan kepada sokongan berterusan Sabah (dan juga Sarawak) kepada BN,” katanya kepada Bernama di sini kelmarin.

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  5. Selain tiga pemimpin berkenaan, Sabah turut diwakili dalam Kabinet persekutuan menerusi Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (Menteri Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah); Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (Menteri Luar) dan Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan).

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  6. Sementara tiga timbalan menteri dari Sabah terdiri daripada Datuk Mary Yap (Kementeri Pelajaran dan Pengajian Tinggi); Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri (Kementerian Pertahanan); Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin (Kementerian Kerja Raya) dan Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun (Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat).

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