GRS’ objection to JKDM akin to rejecting all the Madani government’s policies – Jeffrey Nor

KOTA KINABALU: The state government’s objection to the implementation of the Madani Village Development Committee (JKDM) in Sabah has been likened to rejecting all policies implemented by the Madani government at the federal level.


Sabah UMNO Election Director Jeffrey Nor Mohamed said that he also wanted to inquire why the Sabah government led by the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) rejected the JKDM proposed by the Ministry of Rural Development and Territories (KKDW) in Sabah.

He said it was unreasonable for the state government, which is part of supporting the Madani government, to reject a programme that provides significant benefits, especially in efforts to eradicate poverty in the state.

“I want to ask whether GRS officially rejects JKDM, even though the establishment of this committee is actually good for implementing development in line with the aspirations of the Madani government.

“Does rejecting the implementation of JKDM mean that the GRS government seems to question policies and reject the Unity government?

“As stated by the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Zahid Hamidi, before, the implementation of JKDM aims to ensure appointments are in line with the composition of the Unity government,” he said in a statement today.

Jeffrey Nor, who is also the Putatan UMNO chief, said that everyone is aware that the appointments of the Village Development and Security Committee (JPKK), the Community Development Leadership Unit (UPPM), and GRS government agencies do not reflect the composition of the Unity government.

“This is evident when it is found that there are vacancies in terms of appointments from UMNO as well as Parti Warisan.

“Is Dr. Jeffrey rejecting JKDM to avoid overlapping or because he is dissatisfied with the appointments made?” Jeffrey Nor explained.

He added that there are no major issues involving JKDM and JPKK because their roles are different, with JKDM assisting in the implementation of Madani government policies.

“Why is it that every time we need to follow Sarawak, we are facing a shortage of leaders who can provide new ideas to achieve success for the state of Sabah?

“Enough is enough with what has been done before during their administration; do not use the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) as a political campaign every time approaching the State Election (PRN), because the fact is that their leadership still cannot solve the problem.

‘So I suggest to Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan to change… Don’t be busy with the appointment of JKDM… It would be better for him (Dr. Jeffrey) to focus on the appointment of lawyers and how to empower the role of the State Attorney General of Sabah,” added Jeffrey Nor.

He said that it is clear that many mistakes have arisen that have damaged the case of the Sabah Law Society (SLS) in the judicial review regarding the 40 percent share of Sabah’s revenue.

“Please refrain from changing the subject; the public is closely monitoring GRS’s every action. It appears that the state government is not demonstrating a strong commitment to addressing the recent appeal ruling.

“Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, together with the state government, should focus on the administration of the government rather than the issue of the appointment of JKDM, which is seen to bring great benefits to the state of Sabah,” said Jeffrey.

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