Monday, July 16, 2012


KOTA KINABALU, July 16 (Bernama) -- The Barisan Nasional (BN) government will continue to provide a business-friendly and conducive investment climate, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

He said the state government would strive to achieve the desired result as well as to maintain positive economic growth.

"This is our commitment to the business community, and this will be done through the implementation of numerous policies and initiatives that are aimed at bringing more development," he said at the swearing-in ceremony of office-bearers for Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan Tionghoa Sabah here today. The text of his speech was read by his deputy, Dr Yee Moh Chai.

Musa said Sabah had in recent years seen a number of highly encouraging economic developments due to the hard work of the public and private sectors.

"I am sure most of you know by now that in the first quarter of 2012, we managed to attract private investments amounting RM10 billion. This is not something that happens by chance or by fluke. I believe the reasons why we managed to pull in a sizeable investment is because we have a stable and pro-business government that is careful in its spending," he said.

Musa said it could not be denied that the economic prosperity enjoyed by the people was the fruit of political stability and a government administration that "strives towards greater efficiency and transparency".

"These crucial factors are further strengthened with the spirit of unity, cooperation and harmony that exist among our people of diverse backgrounds. Staying united and respecting diversity are a way of life, and are positive traits that are further upheld through 1Malaysia introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Unity through 1Malaysia also helps create a conducive environment for businesses to flourish," he said.

He said the government was sensitive to the needs of the people, regardless of religious or ethnic backgrounds, and each year, the Sabah government allocated funds to the Chinese schools and places of worship.

Musa urged the people, particularly Chinese community, to close ranks, and give undivided support to government to ensure continued political, economic and social stability.

"The BN government works on consensus. We are open to constructive criticisms, feedback and ideas. Any problems and issues can be brought to the table for discussions," he said. -- BERNAMA



Anonymous said...

All the best to the BN government in providing a business friendly environment in Sabah to attract more investors, especially FDI.

Anonymous said...

BN government is open to constructive criticism, feed back and ideas, unlike the opposition who defend to death whenever there are any criticism.

Kawan RPK said...

Yeah good idea.. Continue for the best development.

Anonymous said...

May be Sabah can take Hong Kong for an example. Hong Kong is consistently rated as the world's freest economy, thanks to its world class infrastructure, financial, legal and professional services, as well as a simple and relatively low tax rate.

Anonymous said...

Reducing the government burden on small businesses

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