KOTA KINABALU, April 25 — Sabah BN today unveiled its 20-point-manifesto, which among others promises to reinstate state rights and strengthen racial and religious relations.

Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman said the manifesto emphasized the state’s commitment to claiming its rights from the federal government, setting up a special unit under the Chief Minister’s department for non-Muslim affairs, and continuing its poverty eradication programmes.

“The manifesto is not merely an election exercise, it’s not just an election promise. We are the only one who can deliver change.

“As a responsible party, we did not create the manifesto just to be popular,” said Musa, adding that the government has been continuously working to improve the lives of Sabahans.

Other points in the manifesto are to prevent and control the influx of illegal immigrants, empower the Eastern Sabah Security Command, create job opportunities in all sectors, improve land management which includes protecting native land rights, environmentally-conscious waste management, green technology and setting up of a electrical bus service in major cities.

“We also want to close the economic gap between the rural and urban communities by ensuring all those in the rural areas have access to water, electricity, health and roads,” he said at the launching ceremony at the Likas sports complex today.

 Also present at the launch this evening was Parti Bersatu Sabah president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Upko acting president Datuk Seri Madius Tangau, Liberal Democratic Party president Datuk Teo Chee Kang, Sabah Gerakan vice president Datuk Raymond Tan, Sabah MCA deputy chairman Datuk Francis Goh and Sabah MIC chairman V. Jothi.

The manifesto also noted a need to upgrade and promote the agriculture sector, build more affordable housing, push the tourism and creative industries and widen broadband connection across the State.

Source: https://www.malaymail.com/s/1624124/in-sabah-bn-manifesto-focus-on-state-rights-race-relations