Friday, November 19, 2010
Take the World Bank's report as an impetus for improvement
He asserted that both the Federal and the State governments should acknowledge that there is still much to be done to address the high poverty rate in Sabah, and to quickly identify the problems hindering poverty eradication in Sabah.
He contended that the State Government should also stop blaming and accusing the media of twisting the facts when they were merely highlighting the facts, especially when they (and their families) too are feeling the pinch of the "inconvenient truth" of the sheer imbalance in their take home pay and the high cost of living in the state.
"As the matter of fact, many members of the local media organizations too had been complaining about difficulty to make ends meet due to their meager and stagnant salary, as compared to the high cost of living in Sabah which continues to escalate due to a high inflation rate," he said in a statement issued here Friday.