TUARAN: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has called on the people in the state to help mobilise and support the agenda of change towards a better political landscape in the state.
He said the agenda of change, among others, to focus on the basic needs of the people, including welfare, safety and efforts to ease their burden.
"We need to preserve the culture of Sabah people, with diverse ethnic groups, living together in harmony and united.
"The uniqueness of this culture should be an example to other states and countries," he said in his speech at the ‘Families Reject Pornography’ Seminar here.
The text of his speech was read out by Sabah Assistant Minister of Finance Kenny Chua.
The one-day seminar, launched by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, was attended by 500 people.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is very qualified to lead Sabah due to his vast experience, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
She said Mohd Shafie has the skills and the knowledge needed to administer the state which was formerly led by the Barisan Nasional government.
“I have full trust in him (Mohd Shafie) as he has given a new breath to the state and has fixed what needs to be fixed because he knows better.
“I also congratulate Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan), the party which is leading the new Sabah coalition government,” she told reporters after paying a courtesy call on Mohd Shafie at his official residence in Sri Gaya here.
Dr Wan Azizah, who is also PKR president, said during their meeting they also exchanged views and opinions about their respective parties.
Meanwhile, Mohd Shafie said he had also briefed the deputy prime minister on the latest developments in Sabah, including matters and problems relating to state administration.
When asked whether the issue of oil royalty was discussed, the chief minister said the matter was not touched as all quarters were already aware that it was part of the pledges contained in Warisan and Pakatan Harapan manifesto for the 14th General Election. - Bernama