KOTA KINABALU: The Barisan Nasional (BN) government has been fair and consistent in developing Sabah, including both urban and rural areas.
In commending the coalition, Sabah Ex-Teachers Association president Datuk Zulkifli Jaafar said development was distributed fairly and this included the education sector.
Much of the state’s rapid development was engineered by Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, he said.
“We can see development in almost every part of Sabah,” said Zulkifli after leading a delegation from the association on a courtesy call to Musa’s official residence in Sri Gaya, today.
“Tan Sri Musa gave much attention to the development of educational facilities in the state,” he said.
“He encouraged the establishment of polytechnics, colleges and college universities, including those under Yayasan Sabah.
“The development of the Sandakan Education Hub has made education affordable and accessible to rural children.”
He said Musa was instrumental in ensuring sustainable development as he was moving the state away from primary industry to a diversified economy based on tourism, agriculture and manufacturing.
He added that the chief minister had also achieved a lot in basic infrastructure development, as a result of good federal-state relations.
“The current leadership should be supported to ensure the state’s continuous development.
“On behalf of the Ex-Teachers Association of Sabah, we pledge our undivided support for Tan Sri Musa’s continued leadership.”
He thanked the BN government for paying attention to the needs of Sabah, especially the problem of dilapidated schools in rural areas.
Musa told the ex-teachers that the state government appreciated their contributions to the development of education in Sabah.
Although they had retired from their profession, he said, they were very experienced and had vital roles to play.