KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak opined that the people of Sabah are very concerned about their economic well-being and not so much about forming a political bloc.
He said these include an increase in income, an improvement in the quality of life for people living in rural areas, the creation of job opportunities, new economic activities, advancements in health and social welfare, and the development of electric power.
Salleh said the term “Borneo Bloc”—a political alliance between Sabah and Sarawak—was being floated by some political observers recently.
“This kind of talk seems as though it (the Borneo Bloc) is simply intended to increase political power, not people’s wellbeing,” he said in his latest Facebook posting.
As such, Salleh, who is also Usukan assemblyman, reminded the Sabah people not to allow themselves to be misled by any quarter into thinking about the role of kingmakers at any point in time.
“I believe our friends in Sarawak are of the same opinion. Dedicate our resources and efforts to the well-being of the people, not to political blocs,” he said.