Sabah UMNO, BN Must Unite To Defend Government

KOTA BELUD, Aug 5 (Bernama)--Leaders and members of UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) in Sabah must enhance unity and defend the existing government, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

Musa, who is Sabah UMNO Liaison Committee chairman, said the Sabah political history of changing governments should serve as a lesson for the party leaders and members.

He said the entry of UMNO and BN into Sabah had brought political stability and development of infrastructure, education and economy , hich clearly benefited the people of Sabah.

"Now, we (Sabah) are in UMNO headed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, a party president, a leader who is concerned to the needs of Sabahans and never tired of giving aid to develop the state.

"In addition, Sabah UMNO is also given recognition when several state UMNO and BN leaders are given the opportunity to hold important posts and are appointed as Cabinet ministers at federal level.

"As such, we must continue to be united to ensure the blessing and good of UMNO is enjoyed always," he said in his speech when opening the Kota Belud UMNO division delegates meeting, here today.

Also present was Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, who is also Kota Belud UMNO Division chief.