KOTA KINABALU: Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Barisan Nasional (BN) with Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) teamed up to launch a pledge (Aku Janji) at a leading hotel today.

Hajiji speaking during the event.

In attendance during the event was  Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who stated that the Aku Janji, implemented should they win the 16th state elections on Sept 26, would ensure that the Sabah Rights was protected according to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

He said they would create and present just leadership to cater to the needs of the people according to the new norms due to Covid 19-Pandemic.

According to him, his presence  during this event, showed that there was still a great need for cooperation between the State and the Federal Government, in ensuring that the people in Sabah who had fallen on hard times could enjoy assistance and benefits.

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chief for Sabah Datuk Hajiji Noor said Sabah would be able to carry out comprehensive development with good relations with the Federal Government.

According to him, Muhyiddin’s leadership was admirable in its handling of the pandemic despite having just taken over the helm of Government.

On the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), he said the combination of these three parties, PN, BN and PBS, was significant in uniting the people in a new spirit and rapport to go forward  into the new era adding that  the ‘Aku Janji” nine points which was mainly on infrastructure, economy, job opportunities, public service, health and well-being, education, human capital, youth, and women’s development would benefit the people tremendously.

“Some of them could not be implemented immediately, but if we take over the State Government, we would implement them within the five year term,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sabah Barisan Nasional chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said BN was ready to change according to the demand of time and as such he believed the Aku Janji could help them regain the trust of the people.

He said a better Government would be presented to the people, to protect their State rights, protect them from outside claims as well as improve the economy and livelihood of the people.

Also present during the event were PN secretary general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, Pas secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan, PBS deputy president Datuk Seri Radin Malleh, Sabah Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee, among others.-BNN