They must remember that without the 20-points agreement Malaysia is not what is it today. They probably still Malaya or Semenanjung Tanah Melayu and Sabah probably already a developed country just like Brunei and Singapore today.
So who does he think he is to tell us all Sabahan that Sabah for Sabahan is an old issue. For all that had been said and done to Sabah today I think the Sabah for Sabahan issue is pretty much new, if not in fact just began.
As the Deputy PM of Malaysia Muhyiddin should have said a more responsible statement. Sabahan, what say you? Do you still think the present government is still relevant to us Sabahan or should we replace them? The power to do it is in your hand. Vote with wisdom and with Sabahan future in mind.
Extracted from: BERNAMA.COM -October 30, 2010 00:34 AM
SANDAKAN, Oct 29 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the "Sabah for Sabahans" campaign adopted by the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) in the Batu Sapi by-election is an old issue which should be ignored.
He said the people of Sabah should look forward as now there were many Sabahans who held high positions both in the public and private sector.
"In the Education Ministry many in the senior management are from Sabah. It goes to show Sabahans are very highly skilled and are providing services throughout Malaysia," he said at a gathering with Sandakan's Chinese community at the Sandakan sports complex here Friday night.
He said SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee's raising the issue was just to fish for votes whereas the Barisan Nasional (BN) government was one that "Meant Business".
"Sabah is not only a state that is important to Malaysia but is also important in terms of economic growth for the nation," he said.
On the Batu Sapi by-election, Muhyiddin said he wanted the BN election machinery to go all out to defend the parliamentary seat.
He said though no one expected there would be this by-election, it presented an opportunity to the BN to expose lies being spread by the opposition.
"Many opposition leaders especially in Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) have left the party because they have become disillusioned with leadership of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim," he said.
Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin of the BN is facing PKR's Ansari Abdullah and SAPP's Datuk Yong Teck Lee in the by-election, which follows the death of Datuk Edmund Chong, husband of Linda Tsen, in a road accident on Oct 9.
Polling is on Nov 4.