Thursday, June 20, 2013

Musa lashes out at opposition member for erroneous claim

Posted by Smookiekins On 6/20/2013 09:38:00 AM

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman yesterday lashed out at an opposition member for erroneously claiming that the state government would marginalise areas represented by the opposition.

“The Barisan Nasional (BN) is a responsible government and has a good track record. We respect and accept the people’s decision in the 13th general election,” he said after interjecting while Datuk Jelani Hamdan (PKR-Matunggong) was speaking during the motion of thanks to the policy speech of Yang DiPertua Negeri, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, here, Wednesday.

Jelani caused a commotion when he claimed that the state government had failed to bring development and eradicate poverty in his area.

A number of BN members demanded that Jelani retract his claims, prompting Musa, who is also state Finance minister to stand up and chide him.

Musa said Jelani’s claims were without basis, as the state government had implemented various programmes throughout the state including in Matunggong, such as the Mini Estet Sejahtera (MESEJ) and other rural poverty eradication programmes.

“The BN government will endeavour to meet the needs of the people and hear them out, regardless of race and religion, despite the disparagements hurled at it by the opposition,” he said.

Musa then demanded that Jelani apologise and retract his claims or otherwise provide evidence to the effect.

The opposition member subsequently obliged with an apology and withdrew his claims.

Source: Borneo Post


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