Pairin's pledge to the interior folks
TENOM, Sep 22 (Daily Express) -- Deputy
Chief Minister-cum-Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk
Joseph Pairin Kitingan reassured Interior folks they will
continue to enjoy rapid development under the Sabah Development
Corridor (SDC) programmes.
But to ensure all the development programmes and projects
implemented by the Government would be fully benefited by
them would also require full support and commitment on their
part, he said, when officiating the multipurpose hall of
Kg Lagud, about eight kilometres from here.
The multipurpose hall was completed at a cost of RM150,000
using funds from Pairin's former Rural Development Ministry,
which was approved by him while heading the Ministry in
2008. Some 300 villagers attended the ceremony.
Pairin, who is PBS President, hoped the villagers will
make full use of the new multipurpose hall by using it for
organising more community-based and other beneficial activities.
Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister and Melalalp Assemblyman
Datuk Radin Malleh, earlier in his speech, said he is not
surprised if there are sections of the rakyat labelling
him as lame duck because of the delays in several promised
"But actually they don't know that I have been doing
my very level best to get it done.
We don't have magic or power that we can use to fulfil
one's desire in a blink of an eyeÉinstead development
that we planned must go through Government process and procedures
apart from various other obstacles," he said.
He was relieved that the implementation of the Melalap
sub-district town and the Binaie new bridge projects are
going smoothly as planned.
Several individuals also took the opportunity to submit
applications to join PBS including Yusop Tawayon, Majikon
Ngangat, Rantin Surangking and Fred Gintod.
Former Pensiangan MP Datuk Bernard Maraat, OKK Haji Maribin
Rugin, PKR Melalap Blasius Masuning, ADO Clarence Puin Pinduruh
and other local community leaders were also present.