Posted by: tathsing | May 1, 2009


Malaysiakini first broke the news that all is not well in Sabah BN when it reported the call by Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Deputy President Datuk Chin Su Phin for Sabah Chief Minister to dropped former Sabah Progressive Party Deputy President Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah who is a BN friendly independent assembly from the state deputy chief minister post.

Subsequently BN politicians from the state has come out with various comments including some championing that they have been faithfully serving even one community by the number of Chinese lunar activities that he had organized.

All these seems to be linked to a move to weaken the power of the Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman. It is a fact under the Chief Minister the state financial situation has recovered from being in the red previously. So why the sudden flurry of “calls” for the Chief Minister to take note?

Is it because of a UMNO political power struggle at the state level? Is it linked to the “MAZU” statue court case (where former LDP President Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat sue the Chief Minister and the state government) ?

Even both Presidents of BN’s Pasok Momogun (UPKO) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) who have said they will only give their views to Datuk Musa in private, have their parties leaders coming echoing LDP’s stand.

Is this the end of the road for Datuk Musa as chief minister of Sabah? Will he survive this latest onslaught? I am confident he will be able to ride through all these and thereafter will have his critics kissing his hands again. After all, is he not a firm leader who do not dilly-dally or flip-flop like some others. Sabah finances is in the surplus now instead of being deficit for a long time.

The antics and sincerity of his allies turn critics or “foes” are questionable. As a layman, all these have one motive which is to eye for positions instead of serving the rakyat. If they had been sincere they would have made the call earlier instead of waiting untill now. Maybe they were hedging their bets earlier. Even the call by LDP for state BN meeting saying it had not meet for 4 years is a joke. Why wait now to ask for it? Just to help BN win in the next general elections?

Wake up! For BN to win in Sabah (minus those seats with “phantom voters”, if there are) you should start taking up issues which affects the rakyat such as the coal plant in Sandakan, consistent electricity disruption, flag burning incident and last but not least the absence of a general hospital for the city of Kota Kinabalu of which only Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) is the odd ones out.

You want to win in the next elections? Stop fighting for positions and do what real politicians should be doing, that is give solutions to the woes of the rakyat. And the rakyat would know how to recipocrate.


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