Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sabahans are being treated as Second hand citizens.

I get the feeling that Sabah and Sabahans are treated like second class citizens by the federal Government. Except for a very few elite, by and large we are given the scraps and are expected to shut-up and say thank you. Those days of subservient blindness are hopefully gone. Today we must know our rights and demand what is rightly ours.
Look at the gensets. Its second-hand and we must say Thank you for it. Despite the second hand gensets which break down almost immediately, our power supply (or lack of power supply) problems are still not solved. Then the SESB comes up with a statement that the gensets are only used and not second hand so it begs to be asked if they are actually third hand or fourth hand?
After the 12th General Elections where Sabah saved the BN government from the shame of packing their bags out of Putrajaya, the BN leaders came over saying that Sabah was the BN fixed deposit. After 2 years, nothing has changed. Nothing has changed during the 16 years BN has ruled this state and nothing will change. Almost 50 years after Sabah  formed Malaysia in 1963, Sabah has gone from the richest state to the poorest in Malaysia. Ask ourselves what has gone wrong? Look at what miracles and development has been done in the Opposition ruled states like Selangor and Penang in a short 2 years. I say it is time to change.
Actually, The Federal government have forgotten that Sabah exists. Please refer to a previous blog here written by YB Lim Kit Siang. Or do the BN only remember us every 4 or 5 years when they need our votes.  Please do not be taken for granted and disrespected by Kuala Lumpur any longer. I beg you to please remember this and not allow them to hoodwink you anymore into voting for them.
Yesterday together with YB Dr Hiew King Cheu, MP for Kota Kinabalu, we had  mobile service in Lido Market and walked around the old Tanjung Aru and Sembulan towns. The feedback we received was that everyone is fed-up with the political and economic situation in sabah. They are ready for change and want change.
So, let us withdraw our votes from the BN sabah Fixed deposit and do ourselves and our children a great favor by voting for change during the 13th General Election.