Musa Aman Is An Ideal Chief Minister

Posted: June 14, 2011 in Malaysia Today, Malaysian Politics, Musa Aman, North Borneo, Pakatan Rakyat, Penang, Sabah, Sabah Politics, SAPP
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Most newspaper has not often taken political sides. Indeed, Malaysian journalism has not had the western tradition of the media declaring its political preferences. In Sabah, however, which has now entered a probable election period, the choice is clear and preferences should be stated. Sabah’s voters have to choose between five more years of a government led by Musa Aman, or five years or less of confusion created by an uncertain and split verdict, or five years of some nameless politician serving his tenure in Kota Kinabalu at Putrajaya’s beck and call.

There are many reasons why Sabah deserves Musa Aman. First, he is a decent chap. In the rough and tumble of Sabah politics it is not easy to come across men and women of basic and simple decency. That in itself should be a good reason for his remaining at the forefront of Sabah politics. Second, he has done an impressive job. While the Pakatan Rakyay plus SAPP has every right to criticise his government and question his record, the fact remains that Musa Aman has done more for Sabah than any other chief minister of this hapless state in the past five decades. Consider some simple numbers.

According to the state’s economic survey published earlier this year, Sabah’s economy registered an annual growth rate of 8 percent over the five-year period from 2004-05 to 2009-10, covering most of the term of Musa Aman. It was only 3.5 percent per year in the previous eight years. This should rule out the idea of returning to an opposition regime. Sabah’s per capita income rose from RM4402.6 per year in 1990 to RM 8441.7 in 2010. This impressive growth comes from an across the board improvement in the state’s performance, barring the industrial sector. Sabah’s agriculture sector, construction, education, health and services sectors have all witnessed impressive growth. Manufacturing and services have been identified as the main growth sectors accounting for 6.9 percent of the total 8.0 percent GDP growth. The manufacturing sector alone is expected to contribute 33.1 percent to the total share of the GDP by the year 2010 from 9.1 percent in 1990. It is only in the industrial sector that the state’s economic survey shows low growth. The services sector, which consists of wholesale and retail, restaurants and hotels, transportation and communication, and other services is targeted to account for 39.3 percent of total GDP by 2010 with an average annual growth rate of 8.9 percent. Sabah has less than 25 per cent share of Malaysia’s agro-processing industries. Despite the much improved performance of agriculture, health and education, Sabah remains a laggard and has a long way to go before it can catch up even with some of the more developed states, not to mention the states of Penang and Selangor.

However, if Sabah has to have a chance, if it has to finally catch up with Selangor and Penang, it needs another five years of the kind of development-oriented administration that Musa Aman gave the state. If Sabah can move closer to the national average in terms of the various indicators of development, that national average will itself rise significantly. Malaysia cannot sustain growth rates of over 8 and 9 per cent, not to mention 10, if populous and large states like Sabah and Sarawak remain stuck in the morass of backwardness, both economically and socially. While Taib Muhamad is wasting a golden opportunity in Sarawak, doing little for development and being obsessed about himself and his wealth and power, Musa Aman has remained focussed on development. He is a model chief minister that other BN states should also aspire for. Our vote goes out to Musa Aman.

  1. me uno says:

    I believe he is a superbly well managed leader.


  2. satu says:

    Beliau memang banyak memajukan Sabah dari segi ekonomi dan pentadbiran. Ini menunjukkan bahawa beliau sememangnya peka dengan kehendak rakyat.


  3. sdf says:

    Sabah needs him badly.


  4. kita says:

    KM adalah seorang yang pentingkan keamanan.


  5. Lemuir says:

    He has done a lot for Sabahans.


  6. Jimmy Lee says:

    Musa Aman is a good Chief Minister no doubt. We like his style of leadership and he should continue to be the CM and lead Sabah to greater heights. But we request him to do more for Sandakan’s development especially constructing more new roads to divert the present heavy traffic congestion. The road condition along Labuk road to Mile 32 in Sandakan is very deplorable having pot-holes here and there much to the frustration of the local motorists. The CM should direct the JKR to resurface the entire stretch of damaged roads instead of filling up pot-holes randomly and overlook small ones. The people of Sandakan would gain much to see this nature city has a place in development that will strengthen the economy of the district..


  7. Yoyo says:

    Setiap orang ada cara mereka sendiri. Mungkin Musa telah melakukan yang terbaik untuk penduduk Sabah. Harap sokongan penduduk Sabah akan terus diberikan kepada Musa supaya beliau akan dapat meneruskan usaha beliau untuk menbangunkan Sabah.


  8. rutan says:

    musa mempunyai pencapaian amat baik sepanjang menjadi KM Sabah. sukar nak mencari pemimpin sepertinya.


  9. mike says:

    hopefully all the best for sabah..


  10. mike says:

    and i think musa should stay as sabah cm..however, it depends on the people…just wait and see this coming GE..


  11. mike says:

    musa aman is an excellent sabah CM so far..


  12. adam says:

    its depend to people’s votes..i think musa should be continuing appoint as sabah cm..there’s still lots to do and i believe musa can do more for sabah.


  13. adam says:

    its depend to people’s votes..


  14. martycruz says:

    that’s why, I don’t think Najib will dare to take the risk by changing Sabah current chief minister.. Musa has contributed a lot to the people in this state and even the continuity of BN in this state.


  15. Edelweiss says:

    Musa Aman sudah memberikan begitu banyak sumbangan pembangunan kepada Sabah. saya pasti majoriti rakyat masih menginginkan Musa Aman terus menjadi KM Sabah.


  16. lyn says:

    apa pun, ini bergantung kepada pilihan rakyat. jika Musa mampu membangunkan Sabah, pasti beliau akan terus disokong.


  17. lyn says:

    ia akan dilihat dari pencapaian/ prestasi yang ditunjukkan. Jika Musa menunjukkan pencapaian yang baik, mungkin beliau akan terus menjadi KM.


  18. says:

    Musa will continue to lead Sabah, says Hisham
    Published on: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (Daily Express)
    Sandakan: Umno Vice President Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (pic) is certain that Datuk Seri Musa Aman will lead Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) in Sabah towards victory in the 13th General Election.
    He said although Sabah has many leaders of calibre, once the 13th General Election is called the person who would lead Sabah Umno and BN would be none other than Musa.
    “What is there to dispute if Musa is the Chief Minister? If our party is not standing on solid ground then it is no use to have division chiefs if there is no solid support from the delegates,” he said.
    Officiating at the Umno Libaran annual delegates’ conference on Sunday here, Hishammuddin who is also Home Minister said Sabah Umno and BN is solid bringing many developments to the State and the only way to disrupt this was by creating chaos.
    “Don’t do this in Sabah. This is not our way in Umno because our youngest brother in Sabah is an example for other states like in Selangor, a big division but many disputes. In the end, the State is governed by other people.
    “The venue of today’s meeting is in a SKJC (National-type Chinese school) and the Principal is also here.
    This is 1Malaysia 1BN,” he said.
    Hishammuddin also noted that four federal agencies in the State were being headed by Sabahans.
    “The move was not to become popular but we know that issues related to registrations, immigrations, birth certificates need to be handled by those who truly understand it. None other than a Sabahan.
    But this move was still being disputed for political gain with narrow minded observation,” he said.
    Hishamuddin said Umno was consistent in whatever it does and when it moved in a bigger agenda the party used its maturity.


  19. amir says:

    Biar rakyat yang menentukan siapa KM Sabah yang paling sesuai.


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