13th Generel Elections See BN Fielding New Faces In Sabah

TAWAU, Sept 25 – Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) might select several new faces to contest in the coming 13th General Election.

“We have not determined (the new candidates) yet. We will select and discuss the matter with the prime minister first,” he said.

Musa said the candidates chosen must fulfil certain set criteria like being acceptable to the people, friendly, hardworking, committed and sensitive to the needs of the people.

“This is to ensure that each winning BN candidate does not see the post held as a privilege but as a responsibility entrusted by the people.

“That is why we have always reminded each BN elected representative to always ‘turun padang’ (go to the ground) and be close to the people, whether before, during or after the general election.

“And Sabah BN is ready for the general election anytime,” said Musa who is also Sabah BN chief, when met at an Aidilfitri open house hosted by Kalabakan member of parliament Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh, here, today.

He said the people of Sabah were wise enough to judge the continuous efforts by the BN government for the country and state’s development that they would vote for BN.

“The people know which party is telling the truth and which is lying. The BN government is a government which keeps its promises to the people,” he added.

On the 2012 Budget which will be tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Oct 7, Musa hoped Sabah would receive an appropriate allocation for infrastructure development, especially in the rural areas.

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