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Monday, January 16, 2012

No Autonomy, No Economy

By Clement Lee

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Youth Exco Clement Lee has put the entire blame on the Barisan Nasional (BN) government who has failed miserably in improving the standard and quality of living of fellow Sabahans because of unsustainable economy, poor basic utilities, mediocre infrastructure and transportation planning, in no small part due to the lack of autonomy from current administration.

A recent study by World Bank entitled 2010 Malaysia Economy Monitor (MEM) found Sabah to be the poorest of any states in Malaysia. What did we do to deserve this title?

The hand-out of RM500 goodie by BN-led government for households earning less than RM3000 a month is merely a political gimmick to hook-wink the voters because the  election is just around the corner. The hand-out should have been given long before BN decided to increase the price of petrol in few years back. Please bear in mind that we are not against this hand-out but why has it been taking so long and only one off payment?

He lamented that despite Sabah is blessed with rich and abundant of natural resources, yet our wages are one of the lowest in Malaysia, while ironically having the highest cost of living in the country. It has gradually emerged that the rich is getting richer while the poor is getting poorer and showing that the disparity of income between the rich and middle class is growing larger.

In fact, Sabah should be developed better than the 11 states in Semenanjung Malaysia today. In addition, Sabah is strategically located in the heart of South East Asia.

Posing these questions in a statement issued here today, SAPP Youth Exco Clement Lee stressed that the BN-led government has failed to create a sustainable economywhich lead to failure in producing enough jobs and business opportunities for the locals, whilst at the same time, stifling the market with an influx of illegal immigrants to compete for jobs with genuine Sabahans. This has and will continue to directly pull down the wages and affect the Sabahan job market.

He pointed out that with little purchasing power, we see the direct impact on the livelihoods of small and medium businesses statewide, as we notice shops and malls, coming and going at an alarming rate, ever so frequently.

Most of the young working adults find it hard to survive with the ever escalating cost of living whilst yet their salary remain stagnant, not tallying with the inflation in the state.

He continued that the Tourism Sector is one of the 3 sectors (Manufacturing, Tourism and Agriculture) identified in "Halatuju of the State" and is one of the three main thrusts of development of the state.Without giving much thoughts, consultations and deliberations, national carrier MAS has decided to terminate the 4 international flights to and fro KKIA. This ill-conceived move is directly affecting the local tourism industry, our tour agencies, tourist guides, hotel industries and many such related businesses.

He attributed all these problemscontribute that autonomy to Sabah is of paramount importance. For example: Cabotage and Open Sky policy. We cannot solely rely only on hand-outs given once in a blue moon to become our habit for Sabah development. It should be legitimate. We have dignity and pride. We must ensure the standard of living of fellow Sabahans improve and continue to improve with proper governance and administration, one that only a true-blooded Sabahan would understand, implement and manifest.

The time is now. Sabahans must take a stand and stay united in defending our rights and ensuring the return of the state government to the hands of Sabahans. Decisions, big and small, need not go through the Federal government. We decide our own future, ourselves.

Clement Lee is SAPP Youth Exco Member

95 comments:

  1. Right on SAPP! No power how to manage?

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  2. The same thing being said all over again and again and again.Sounds more like broken records.SAPP can say it a thousand time and even a million time but the majority of Sabahans still have no faith and trust in their leadership.SAPP must have been fed with all the false and wrong information on the support they get therefore they are so much buoyed with confidence and hope of toppling BN.They must be surrounded by the best spin doctors that fed them with the wrong medication.Just look at the SAPP guys talking as if they are going to be the next govt.Govt in Hell,yes but in Sabah,definitely NO!

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    1. One thing for sure, i wouldn't want Yong Teck Lee to be the next cm.

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    2. YTL support if Anwar become PM bcoz he want to be CM again.

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    3. YTL support if Anwar become PM bcoz he want to be CM again.

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  3. SAPP has many big dreams, but these will not be fulfilled without the support from the people.

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    1. SAPP just many talk, but do nothing.

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    2. SAPP was given a chance once, but they did not use that opportunity properly, should the people give them another chance? Its up to the voters.

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  4. SAPP Dream come true or dream on, its all up to the Sabahan voters. We'll wait for the next GE.

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  5. what SAPP's contribution and way to get back Sabah's autonomy? we need some action as a prove.

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  6. hope SAPP can show more in action that just talking and give sweet promise.

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  7. AnonymousJan 15, 2012 07:46 PM
    what SAPP's contribution and way to get back Sabah's autonomy? we need some action as a prove.
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    Your answer is here:

    http://wikisabah.blogspot.com/2012/01/yong-on-autonomy-and-sas-secrets.html

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  8. It is in the hands of the people to make their choice.

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  9. There is need for action and motive behind every dream towards improving the state.

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  10. Regardless of which party, the support of the people matter a lot.

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    1. the people know to make choice.

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  11. Sabahans should remain united and vote wisely.

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  12. Let’s adopt a better future plan for our next generation by making the right decision now.

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    1. GE is coming. have you registered to vote yet?? Vote wisely!

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  13. SAPP is a hope that Sabahans must hold firm and believe, Vote for Sabah.

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  14. NO AUTONOMY NO ECONOMY

    Sabah and Sarawak already lost their economies- oil to UMNO/Petronas and timber and land to the string of corrupt local leaders.

    It is no longer a question of "autonomy" as 48 years have shown that we were conned and wasting our time to be in "Malaysia" which in those days people were already saying was just a re-colonization scheme.

    So now Malaya controls everything and Sabah people have to get the OK from Putrid Jaya to do anything important...

    A rich country reduced to be the poorest.

    Yet we are talking about "autonomy".

    What is the point of remaining in Malaysia?

    We should have enough resources to be fully self-reliant financially and have actual self-rule that is independence.

    Even Scotland which was swallowed into UK like Sabah and Sarawak were swallowed by Malaya, is now demanding an independence referendum. They were ruled by London since 1705!

    So Sabahans let's uphold the spirit of the Sabah Kinabalu heroes and be daring to fight for real independence.

    If all Sabahans unite they will be strong enough to throw out the Malayan rulers. Do not submit to be colonial subjects of Kuala Lumpur!

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  15. In fact we just need to pressure the Sabah government to uphold the spirit of Malaysia Agreement. If they don't do it, we will take another move.

    In SAPP, we are fighting for One Country Two Systems like Aceh and Jakarta, HK, Macau and China.

    Sabah government should has the full administrative power in Sabah matter. This is call Autonomy!

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  16. If say you hold a referendum on such issue 95% will support Malaysia and the remaining 5% will be the opposition supporters combined.

    I think many people are just get carried away by the new found enthusiasm shown by the opposition taking it for granted that it will be doomsday for UMNO/BN.I just wonder where they get such wild ideas that UMNO/BN is a weakling.

    Let it goes straight to their heads that UMNO/BN is strong and getting stronger by the day and therefore there should not be any qualms on their abilities to crush the opposition and send them to kingdom come in the next GE.

    Save your breath for the final campaigning for it could be your last.The final nail will be blasted in the opposition coffins in GE13 and UMNO/BN will ensure the results will be impressive and convincing that there is no longer any doubt in the peoples mind who the real champion of the people is.

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    1. REAL CHAMPIONS FOR CORRUPTION AND LOOTING OF SABAH.

      CAN'T YOU ALL SEE WE ARE NO MORE THAN A COLONY OF MALAYA- DIRECTLY RULED BY UMNO!

      SABAHANS HAVE NO SAY IN THEIR FUTURE....AUTONOMY JUST PROLONGS THE KL COLONIAL CHAINS!

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  17. A gimmick huh, better choose wisely during the election.

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  18. How are we suppose to know SAPP is also on the track to making Sabah a better place? With actions? By words? Every party can say or do the same thing for other purposes.

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    1. yea and for all you know, sapp be just as same as the governemt. yikes.

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    2. If SAPP wins, then can determine whether it is on track or not..not yet win, no cerita lah...hehe

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  19. hahahha... Biasalah Fay, politik kan... Manis mulut berbicara, kalah gula:P

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  20. Namun terpulanglah pada setiap individu. Kalau nak percaya dengan sapp pun its OK, itukan hak masing-masing:P

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  21. Jangan saja kemudian hari baru nak menyesal, dah la... Senang cerita buatalah apa yang patut.

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  22. Mentang2 lah PRU bakal diumumkan bila2 masa, terus makin banyak gimik yang timbul. hehe

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  23. Rakyat harus bijak membuat penilaian sekaligus matang dalam membuat keputusan yang melibatkan masa depan negara dan rakyat.

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  24. masing-masing ada penilaian sendiri, ada yang memuji dan ada yang mengkritik.

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  25. apa pun, yang penting hak dan kepentingan rakyat harus menjadi keutamaan semua pemimpin.

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    1. that is what people want. If any of the parties could prove to the people that they will do that, that party will surely win the people's heart.

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    2. Every time when election comes, too many promises are made..sometimes they are just too good to be true..

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  26. memang mudah jika hanya sekadar bercakap..rakyat pandai-pandailah menilai.

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  27. Ramai juga kaki pengampu umno buat fitnah2 kat sini dan sudah lupa Sabah dipenuh oleh bangsa sampah sarap oleh UMNO.

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  28. I can see many of those UMNO puppets do not like to see Sabah prosper. I wonder which planet you guys came from? lol

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    1. Sabah "prospered" for the corrupt few foreign multinationals who are having a great time taking profits from our oil gas and other minerals!

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  29. Anon,

    Kau ini bangsa apa sebab yang saya tahu tidak ada bangsa di dunia ini berhak menyelar bangsa lain sebagai bangsa sampah.Kalau lah ini pendirian penyokong pembangkang khasnya SAPP atau STAR maka saya pasti hancurlah parti kamu pada p/raya ini.

    Sekurang-kurangnya parti yang kau busuk kan iaitu UMNO tidak pernah menyelar atau menganggap suatu bangsa itu sebagai sampah.Itu lah sebabnya BN di wujudkan kerana UMNO tidak gila kuasa dan parti kecil sekali pun di beri jawatan dalam kerajaan.

    Yang pernah menyelar bangsa lain sebagai bangsa sampah adalah Nazi dan Hitler yang menganggap orang yahudi sebagai sampah.

    Saya minta semua pembaca nilai kualiti penyokong pembangkang ini dan lihat keganasan mereka walaupun sebelum berkuasa dan tolak mereka dalam p/raya.

    Ayuh tolak pembangkang kerana politik mereka adalah politik penghinaan dan keganasan yang dikutuk oleh masyarakat kerana perbuatan sedemekian hanya pada lumrahnya datang dari sampah masyarakat itu sendiri.

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  30. Rakyat Sabah sekarang ada sekolah. Janji kosong umno tidak boleh pakai lagi. Allah dan seluruh rakyat Sabah tahu kerja dosa umno.

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  31. I think Sabah is known the poorest because of the PTI.

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    1. ya...kan PATI juag dikira penduduk sabah..lainlah kalau dikira hanya rakyat tulen sabah sahaja...pasal tulah RCI mesti ditubuhkan.

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    2. RCI patut ditubuhkan sebelum PRU13. Masalah PATI akan mengambil masa yang lama untuk diselesaikan atau juga mungkin selama-lamanya jika tiada tindakan tegas diambil dari awal.

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  32. The future of sabah is in the people's hands. So vote wisely!

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  33. Its really difficult to tell whether the party is actually sincere. All their words sounds too good to be true. Will they fulfill those promises if they win???? Now, that's what troubles me.

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  34. Sabah people will reject all the parties from Malaya who come into Sabah to steal, rob and destroy our natural resources.

    Sabah people will not easily fall into their ploy and greediness especially UMNO and PR. Both are the same!

    Those party malaya agent in Sabah are the highest hypocrite in the making. They are merely a parrot to their boss from malaya.

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    1. rakyat sabah harus bijak untuk memilih...jangan sampai putih mata..

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  35. SAPP bukankah mahu bekerjasama dengan PKR. PKR dari parti malaya. Parti malay yang cuma mahu mengambil kesempatan ke atas Sabah. Tapi SAPP mahu bekerjasama untuk menewaskan kerajaan negeri. Banyak lagi parti pembangkang Sabah, PKR juga yang dipilih. Mentang2 ada Anwar. Anwar jadi PM, YTL jadi CM. Belum apa2 lagi sudah bodek Anwar.

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    1. sudah pasti YTL gila power punya maa..Sama macam tu anwar. Mahu tawan putrajaya pun bukan kerja mudah sudah heboh mahu jadi PM. menang dulu la baru ada cerita maa..

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    2. berlagak besar saja bah tu...belum pun pasti sapp dan pr menang pru13..

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    3. Double standard??

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  36. dulu ketika YTL berkuasa dia apa yang dia lakukan?

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  37. bercakap dan mengkritik memang mudah, tapi melaksanakan sesuatu itu yang susah.

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  38. Sudahpun YTL melakukan dari dulu untuk memperjuangkan Sabah otonomi. Yang hanya kaki pengampu pura2 tidak tahu atau buat bodoh sama rakyat Sabah.

    UMNO mesti tidak boleh pakai lagi sebab semua kaki rasuah.

    Allah tahu kerja dosa mereka.

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    1. Biarlah SAPP ingatkan mereka besar peluang untuk menang, padahal yang sokong SAPP cuma pengampu 2, 3 orang sahaja.

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  39. Saya pun tidak percaya sama umno lagi sebab siapa undi umno yang rasuah adalah berdosa.

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  40. Anon,

    Jangan masukkan perkataan 'dosa' itu dalam politik kerana yang menentukan pahala dan dosa adalah Allah bukan manusia biasa.

    Saya pun boleh berkata orang Islam yang menyokong dan mengundi orang bukan Islam akan mendapat dosa tapi itu juga salah dalam konteks abad kini.Fikir-fikirkan lah.

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  41. perkataan "DOSA" biasanya disebut juga kesalahan jadi apa salahnya kalau dosa yang telah dilakukan orang-orang tertentu yang memang bersalah terutama kepada orang lain/kumpulan dan bangsa lain yang ditindas atau dipinggirkan. yang berdosa haruslah sedar...sedar...sedar atau adakah sesiapa yang berdosa ini dihalalkan dan dibiarkan terus membuat kesalahan....cakaplah ..cakap..!!!???

    anjing atau ular yang menggigit pun harus dipukul walaupun kelihatan kejam. dalam politik pula parti mana yang membohongi,mendiskriminasi dan korupsi harus direject, dihalang dan dihalau sejauh-jauhnya.

    adakah rakyat sabah mahukan hanya kekayaan tapi tidak paduli dengan hinaan.... mana sudah harga diri kita. PATI yang sudah ada ICnya jadi orang melayu konon macam akjan dan lain-lain tu dan mereka ini dilindungi perkara 153 perlembagaan Malaysia, bagi anak petagas okeylah kan... tutup mata telinga jaaaa.... tak ada haramnya pun tu kan rakyat Malaysia "baru" undi tetap UMNO/BN........kau ni bikin sakit hati sajalah... dan memang saya ni sabahan, komenlah
    ( saya pakai anonymous kerana baru di sini) tq.

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  42. Anak Petegas,

    Kamu tidak berdosa kah asyik menipu duit rakyat dan makan rasuah?

    Kamu tidak berdosa kah membawa masuk Pendatang Haram membanjiri Sabah dan terus menindas hak2 orang Sabah?

    Allahku tahu kerja dosa kamu. Jangan kamu memperbodohkan rakyat lagi dengan hati kamu yang berniat jahat!

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  43. Sebagaimana saya katakan pahala dan dosa di tentukan oleh Allah bukan manusia.Kalau itu pun tidak faham entah lah,bagus masuk Bukit Padang saja.

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  44. Blame it all on BN huh, better think twice about it.

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  45. Janganlah hanya pandai menuduh. pandai2lah kamu...

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  46. gimik politik atau bukan, BR1M disukai oleh rakyat...

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  47. tapi sapp mahu 2/3 kerusi sabah...tidak ada kompromi lagi...buat apa mahu bincang2 lagi..?

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  48. Nothing wrong for local Sabah party like SAPP to ask for 2/3 of state seat which in line with SAPP struggle to fight for Sabah autonomy.

    Fredoline, don't you want to see Sabah to have an autonomous SAPP government?

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    1. So how about the other local opposition party?

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    2. We do want an autonomous government for Sabah, but not necessary SAPP as our government.

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  49. Anak Petagas,

    dosa2 dilakukan olej kamu Allahku tahu. Jangan kamu memperbodohkan rakyat lagi dengan niat setan kamu.

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  50. If don't blame BN then blame the rakyat who voted this corrupted BN government into power?

    No worries, all the Sabah people will show BN an exit door this time.

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  51. We voted a government to solve people problems but this corrupted BN to import their illegal immigrants to give more problems to the people and furthermore, umno legalized them to become instant bumiputra which causes a direct impact to Sabah native in terms of welfare, security and what not. Umno is suck big time!

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  52. Anak Petagas, aku dengar orang putatan pun tolak yahya hussin yang kuat rasuah dan tidak pandai buat kerja. Lebih baik kamu insaf dari kerja2 dosa kamu yang tahu saja menipu duit rakyat

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  53. We know what the clement stated about the poorest news by World bank about Sabahans. But it's in 2010 and how about last year 2011? If we look Sabah is the one of states in Malaysia the rapid development. Sabah govt try to make sure more foreign investors come to Sabah. The example is SOGT in Kimanis, Papar Sabah. If this project finish will give job opportunities for the people at that area. Can also solve the unemployment and same time help the poor to get a job to. So we support the best for Sabah.

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  54. Govt know what to do for Sabahans..Let support BN Sabah for continued their responsibility.. Go BN go Sabah..

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  55. Perkembangan ekonomi Sabah memang lembap bawah BN, harus juga BN memperbaiki kelemahannya.

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  56. Perjuangan autonomy and perjanjian 20 perkara, pertambahan loyalty harus diteruskan.

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  57. SAPP harus membuktikan dengan tindakan dan result.

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  58. Sabah remain the poorest, what is the reason? Indeed the government mistakes.

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  59. Jika beringin untuk melihat perubahan, pertama, perubahan dari undian tangan rakyat sendiri.

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  60. when you urge Sabahan to stay united in defending our rights, can your party stay united with other opposition party to avoid three cornered fight?

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  61. Autonomy harus diteruskan perjuangannya.

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  62. Kerajaan Sabah harus memperjuangkan hak & kepentingan orang Sabahan dan bukannya bertindas terhadap kami.

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  63. Adakah BN faham keperluan orang Sabahan?

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  64. Jangan pandai mengkritik. Lebih baik menjalankan sesuatu untuk merealisasikan janji-janji terhadap orang di Sabah.

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  65. Kritikan untuk bermaju dan berkembang harus juga diterima.

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  66. SAPP akan membawa Sabah terus maju jaya. SAPP Boleh x 3!

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  67. SAPP banyak cakap sahaja..perjuangan mereka pun tiada arah tuju..

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  68. Ekonomi Sabah semakin baik dari dulu.

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  69. bantuan rm 500 dari kerajaan sangat membantu rakyat..politik atau tidak..rakyat sangat berterima ksih.

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  70. mengkritik memang senang..mau buat..belum tentu dapat.

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  71. Rakyat akan mementukan siapa yang akan memimpin Sabah nanti.

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  72. Ekonomi Sabah semakin merosot setiap tahun. Hanya kaki pengampu umno tidak tahu dan buat bodoh saja.

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  73. UMNO mesti dihancurkan supaya Sabah terus maju jaya dalam kerajaan baru SAPP.

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