Musa Aman: Gov't always open to suggestions, even opinions from the Opposition

AVILA GERALDINE

KOTA KINABALU: The state government will always remain opened to suggestions that will bring progress to the state and benefit the people, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said today.

Musa said the government always note down opinions voiced by assemblymen, even those from the Opposition and is ever ready to discuss on efforts to improve the state.

“I am pleased that the state assembly sitting has been carried out smoothly. All assemblymen have taken part in the debate and they are free to voice out their views.

“However, it is important that we avoid voicing out baseless allegations that will confuse the people or deliberately exploit certain issues for political interest,” he told reporters in a press conference after the state assembly sitting here.

Musa said the government had provided detailed explanations to all issues that have been raised in the four-day state assembly sitting, which among other matters, were those pertaining to forestry and Yayasan Sabah that had become the focus of the Opposition.

“While we give our explanation with facts, it is our hope that they understand it and are able to accept it with an open heart. The state government will continue to implement all development programmes and agendas that have been planned.”

On rumours about the possibility of state assembly to be dissolved after the sitting, Musa said it would remain as speculation.

“We have been working as though tomorrow is election. I, myself, don’t know when (it is) so let the media speculate. Sometimes, if there’s no speculation, it can be boring.

“You (the media) can from time to time ask when but I believe the time will come but when, I don’t know.

“What is important is that we continue to give our best service to the people and go to the ground to give explanation in our effort to build a better nation,” said Musa.