I am writing in respond to the statement featured in the front page of The Daily Express dated 15 May 2008 by The Right Honorable Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, our Sabah Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister, urging our MPs to give our PM time to resolve their proposals without too much pressure.
I am shocked to learn that our MPs have to draw up a list of proposals for our PM as a reminder to resolve. Don’t tell me our PM does not know or was he oblivious to the plight of our people all this years or unless he is not interested or chooses not know and it is naïve for our Tan Sri Joseph if in the request to our Federal government to do what ought to be done is asking too much or considered to be putting pressure?
I hope our Tan Sri would do some soul searching him self and take a hard look around, look at all our rakyat in the eye and honestly say that we have not been short changed with a lop-sided deal in their governing of our state. If our Federal government have been sincere in wanting to eradicate poverty and bring development to Sabah, how can we count on this promise if up till now there was not even an attempt to even look into the issue of illegal immigrant and a host of other issues.
If we have depended on others to look after us and failed, May be it is time to consider counting on ourselves.