Sabah has seen much progress since 1963, says deputy minister
SANDAKAN, Sept 17 — Sabah has seen much progress in development, education, economy and social fields since the formation of Malaysia in 1963, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
He said this was the result of the harmony and co-operation through a structured process.
“I am confident that we can maintain our fortress of unity and even make it stronger.
“Although there are certain quarters who try to demolish this fortress, the unity and consensus we have built remain the main pillars that keep us together,” he said when officiating the Malaysia Day Fiesta here last night.
Liew, who is also Sandakan MP, said the government has worked hard to develop the national economy and strengthen unity among the many races.
He called on Malaysians to unite and move forward to tell the world that Malaysia was a country that was unique in culture and heritage.
“Let’s not get carried away by the greed of certain quarters in their attempt to destroy the prosperity we have attained all these years,” he said. — Bernama