Friday, June 20, 2008


Musa leaves it to Tan to decide on next move


Sabah Barisan Nasional Chairman Datuk Seri Musa Aman would leave it to Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Deputy President Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah to decide on his next course of action. Asked whether he would advise Tan to join another political party, the Chief Minister replied: “That is entirely up to him.” Musa said Tan had made a clear and good stand when commenting on the SAPP’s move to seek a motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister. Tan had said that he was confused and embarrassed by the Party’s move, adding the SAPP Supreme Council had not been consulted over the matter, and believed that the action was carried out arbitrarily by its President, Datuk Yong Teck Lee. Musa, who described Tan as a hardworking Minister, said all the Cabinet Ministers have been working closely together like one big happy family despite coming from different parties under the umbrella of Barisan Nasional. “He (Tan) is my Deputy Chief Minister, so he knows how we work. He is in the Cabinet and he knows what is being done by the Government, and we have been working very well,” he said. “It has been very cordial between us all in the Cabinet. We propose, discuss and decide matters pertaining to the good of the State together. The fact that we come from different parties is no problem. He (Tan) knows, may be Datuk Yong is not in the cabinet, so he does not know what happening.” Musa also said that he often tells his colleagues in the cabinet to do ‘less talking, less politicking, and more work.’ “I believe that is the safest way so that the people will see how committed we are in carrying out the responsibilities mandated to us.” He said.Asked about SAPP’s stand and whether it’s representation in the Government was affected, Musa said: “The central BN had their meeting today, they will make the decision.”