TAWAU, SABAH – Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew said Sabahan wished for a transparent and fair treatment to all in the new government.
She said this is the wish of the people and to have it extend to future generations to come and bring a strong unification among all races.
“We are committed to do this because the strength of the country lies in the unity among Malaysian regardless of race or religion and we are here to make Malaysia great again and becoming a nation that we can be proud of,” she said to an audience of over 1,000 guests at a dinner held at Lau Gek Poh Foundation Hall recently.
Christina who is also the state minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment said in line with the vision, ministers or Yang Berhormat that did not perform to the wish of the people will be dropped.
She also said that current contract works approved by the state government are now being scrutinized to ensure that no contract are obtained from corruption or power abuse.
Touching on her ministry, Christina said the district will see some 100 tourists from China coming to visit on May 25 and it is the first step toward making the district as a tourist attraction spot.
“We have the attraction to lure them in and with a joint effort by all parties, we can enhance our economy and providing more job opportunities through the industry,” she cited.
Christina stressed that such chain reaction will benefit the district if the momentum is kept and introducing packages for tourists is essential.
“We have the necessary attractions, now it is just how determine are we in pursuing it,” she added.
Christina also gave her answer to two issues raised by Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Chan Foong Hin over the logging of surrounding areas meant for the setup of a geothermal energy plant here which did not take place and the Cinta Mata water dam which was proposed years earlier and only begin during the last 14the general election.
“I will investigate both issues raised and we will get to the bottom of both,” she cited.
The event organized by Datuk Chin Chee Syn, a staunch supporter for a change of government in another address said he had made the pledge to hold a dinner event in a talk he gave recently.
“I am fulfilling my pledge tonight because we have seen the change in our government and I believe that our current leaders chosen will do their part for the people,” he said in his welcoming speech in the event which saw the presence of among others assemblyman for Sri Tanjong, Jimmy Wong Sze Phin and community leaders.
However Chin stressed that the it was the will of the people that had brought about a new government and their voices should not be ignored.