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In God We Trust, Unite We Must, Roket Bersama, Undi Warisan!

Joint statement by DAP’s 7 Warisan Plus candidates in 24 September 2020:

Sept 25 (Friday) is the last day of the Sabah election campaign. In the past two weeks, we have met many local residents in the kopitiam, pasar tamu, shop, kampung and flats.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have also utilised online platforms to reach out and share our aspirations for Sabah.

Whether in online or offline events, we are overwhelmed by your enthusiasm. Every fistbump, greeting, comment and emoji encourage us greatly.

Some of you encourage us to continue the fight for Sabah to implement a new kind of politics. 

Some of you point out infrastructure problems so that we can improve.

Some of you suggest ways of restructuring policies to make Sabah better.

Your encouragement and suggestions are humbly accepted. We thank you for your unwavering support and sincere responses.

Actually, this Sabah election is unnecessary, but it was triggered by the katak-hopping move initated by former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman in July.

Those kataks intended to launch a coup d’etat to overthrow the Warisan Plus elected government.

Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal had no choice. He had to request for the dissolution of the Dewan Undangan Negeri. The Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Dipertua Negeri consented in order to return the mandate to the people.

Since the 2018 General Election, the Warisan Plus government, with the mandate of the rakyat, has initiated a series of new programmes and deals.

The government utilised our rich resources to develop downstream industries. We now have the first Sabah-produced cooking oil factory. Log exports were banned to facilitate the setup of a furniture hub for Sandakan.

Even though the economy was slowing down, there was an increase in employment figures between 2018 and 2019. The labour market saw an rise in employment of 83,100.

Believing in harmonious multiculturalism, the government allocated RM43 million for non-Islamic schools and places of worship in 2019  — an increase of 22.86 percent from RM35 million in 2018.

In the past, Christians could only enjoy a one-day public holiday for Christmas. Last December, Shafie declared Christmas Eve as a public holiday, therefore allowing our Christian brethren to return home earlier. Sabah is the first state to implement a two-day Christmas public holiday in Malaysia.

In response to the “distorted Bible” allegation by PAS, Shafie sternly reminded PAS, who is part of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, not to issue extreme statements that could divide our multiracial and multiregious community. Sahfie strongly believes in ‘harmony in diversity”.

During the election campaign, PN and BN has persistently drummed up the message of “No development for Sabah without Kuala Lumpur.” Such arguments have been played up during BN’s 60-year reign and yet, Sabah is still underdeveloped.

The product of BN’s 60 year reign?

As one territory of Malaysia, Sabah wants to share her prosperity and destiny with the other two territories. But we firmly reject the blackmail tactics that are constantly used by PN/BN.

Since April, the Sabah government has implemented a 5 percent sales tax on petroleum products for the betterment of Sabahans. Yet, PN/BN-controlled Petronas has refused payment. This shows complete disrespect for Sabah autonomy.

Sabahans reject this kind of ‘colonialist’ mindset, as we want to fulfill our destiny, our vision for Sabah.

We hope all of you will walk with Warisan Plus. Together, let us continue new politics for the betterment of all Sabahans.

Tomorrow is polling day. However, we are in the midst of a pandemic and we understand your concerns about public safety at the polling stations. The relevant authorities have implemented sufficient measures for all involved, as per below:

  1. Wear a mask and wash your hands frequently.
  2. Sanitise at the polling station.
  3. Cast your ballot according to the time recommended in the voters’ card to avoid congestion. However, you can still go at any time between 7.30am and 5.00pm or the gazetted time, if your recommended time is not suitable/convenient for you.
  4. Those who have symptoms before you reach your polling station, will be allowed to vote in a specially allocated room.
  5. Quarantined voters can vote by seeking approval from your district health office. They will be accompanied to cast their ballot in a specially allocated room.
  6. Hospitalised Covid-19 positive patients will NOT be allowed to vote.

Be assured, and just cast your vote.

Stop The Kataks. Mantap Sabah Baru!

In God We Trust,
Unite We Must,
Roket Bersama,
Undi Warisan!

N19 Likas candidate
Tan Lee Fatt

N21 Luyang candidate
Phoong Jin Zhe

N25 Kapayan candidate
Jennie Lasimbang

N40 Bingkor candidate
Peter Saili

N55 Elopura candidate
Calvin Chong

N56 Tanjong Papat candidate
Frankie Poon

N69 Sri Tanjung candidate
Justin Wong

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