Now let’s get down to business

Salleh Said Keruak

The general election is over and the new government has been formed and we do not expect the next general election until at least another five years or thereabouts from now. So maybe it is time to tone down the political campaigning and get down to running the country. There is much that needs to be done until we face the voters again in GE15.

Utmost to most of us in Sabah and Sarawak are the issues that have been raised these last few years and the promises made in the run-up to GE14. Sabah and Sarawak have different needs compared to those in Peninsular Malaysia and what is dear to the hearts of Sabahans and Sarawakians is the Malaysian Agreement.

The Federal Government needs to make it clear what its plans for Sabah and Sarawak are taking into consideration the two different state governments that exist here. Most of the promises made are based on if Pakatan Harapan forms the Federal Government, which now has happened, and not whether Pakatan Harapan forms the State Governments in Sabah and Sarawak.