Sabah has everything it takes to become economic power

Avila Geraldine

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has everything to emerge as an economic power, with massive land area and natural resources as its main assets.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the state had land area for agriculture and plantation activity as well as diverse community and nature to attract tourism.

“If all plans go well, Insya Allah, Sabah will be among the rapidly developing states and no one will be left out from enjoying the flow of development and progress of the state.

“In view of this, the rakyat has to open their eyes and grab every opportunity to advance themselves, their family, community, and the state,” he said.

Shafie was delivering his speech at the State-level Ma’al Hijrah celebration at Wisma Muis here today.

Also present were Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and his wife, Toh Puan Norlidah RM Jasni.

Shafie also urged the people to continue ensuring unity and work together towards building a progressive state. Earlier, Juhar in his speech called on the people to increase efforts towards betterment and progress of life without neglecting the attitude of mutual respect.

“Islamic religion acts as guidance towards the path of unity and love...Let us work harder towards peace and respecting one another,” he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd