马来西亚中华大会堂总会

马来西亚中华大会堂总会(华总) 会长丹斯里吴添泉:哈芝芝州政府两大重任 | 新政府没有蜜月期 对抗疫情 振兴经济

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马来西亚中华大会堂总会(华总) 兼 沙巴中華大會堂 FCAS #总会长丹斯里吴添泉 寄望新任沙州首席部长 #拿督哈芝芝,能够引领新政府和人民全面对抗冠病疫情肆虐之余,也致力振兴经济,发展沙州,让人民安居乐业。

他说,随着选举尘埃落定,各造应该把政治角力放下,尤其是新政府,更应把对抗疫情和振兴经济,列为走马上任的两大重任。

他说,州政府应全面配合卫生部所采取的一切防疫措施,包括在州内涉及96万名居民的4个红区(拿笃、斗湖、古纳和仙本那)昨天午夜12时起实行针对性加强行动管制令(#PKPDB)等行动在内,全面执行标准作业程序,确保各政府部门机构,以及人民全面配合,共同为切断沙州冠病传播链而努力。”

“与此同时,州政府也有必要采取亲商亲民的振兴经济措施,提供州内各行各业和人民百姓援助计划,在抗疫声中振兴经济。”

丹斯里吴添泉 今天发表文告,对拿督哈芝芝宣誓就任沙州第16届首席部长表示祝贺,并深信以其丰富的从政经验,将可领导沙巴各领域发展,迈向另一个新里程碑。

他说,新首长和州政府团队在就任后,完全没有蜜月期,必须马上投入工作,除了要确保沙巴目前爆发的第二波新冠肺炎疫情得以压制缓解之外,也必须规划如何帮助沙巴商家和平民百姓,脱离各自面对的困境,快速恢复沙巴经济发展,帮助人们度过目前的生活难关。

他说,在这方面如果必要,沙巴华堂将准备号召州内华团和其他非政府组织,履行社会公益责任,在能力范围之内,帮助州政府为落实相关的目标而共同努力。

他说,现年65岁,身兼沙州土团党与国盟主席的哈芝芝自1990年中选为州议员迄今7届,曾经出任沙州地方政府及房屋部长,是政坛上少有的常胜军,纵观其从政史,不论是过去巫统或是今天土团党,向来尽本份默默耕耘,是一位非常亲民和中庸的人民代议士,如今晋升一州之长,必定胜任有余并大有作为。

他也呼吁由哈芝芝领导的新届沙州政府,能够通过官委议员的方式委任华裔议员进入州政府和内阁,展现新政府重视与关心包括华社在内,各族人民问题的亲民作风。

“必要下,州政府也可以考虑仿效砂拉越州政府的作法,委任州内华团和华商领袖出任州经济行动理事会成员,或出任其他相关组织代表,以协助州政府在振兴经济和工商领域发展方面,提供经验与建议方案,为沙州经济发展注入动力和建设。”

他说,非法移民课题也是困扰沙巴多时的社会问题,人民都期待新政府能够在国防部和内政部通力合作下,制定一套兼容沙巴利益、社会公义和人道主义精神的标准作业程序,采取有效政策和步伐,开始逐步的解决非法移民课题。

吴添泉 也希望,新届州政府任期,能够上任到届满为止:“人民都希望投选出一个秉承多元、中庸、和谐与稳定的州政权,让人民继续安居乐业。”
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FCAS: New State govt must focus on fighting pandemic and accelerate economic recovery

The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) hopes the new state government under Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor’s stewardship could focus on and better contain the worsening Covid-19 situation in Sabah, besides accelerating the state’s economic recovery and to propel Sabah into a new and robust era.

Urging this, its president Tan Sri T.C Goh stressed that with the dust of the 16th state election having settled, all quarters should put aside political differences and to focus on the development of the state and the people’s welfare.

“The new government should especially focus on containing the Covid-19 transmission in the state, besides stimulating the state economy. These are the two critically-important tasks for the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) coalition government to live up to the people’s expectation,” he said.

He said, the state government should swiftly and fully support and facilitate the Federal Ministry of Health’s move of imposing an administratively-enforced targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) on four districts in Sabah, namely Lahad Datu, Tawau, Kunak and Semporna, beginning midnight. In this aspect, he hoped the various government departments and agencies could ensure a good compliance of the required Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by the public while conducting their daily affairs. He stressed that this is crucial towards breaking the chain of Covid-19 transmission.

“Meanwhile, it is also necessary for the State government to roll out more effective economic stimulus/aid packages to assist the people and businesses to get through this difficult time,” he added.

Goh who is also the President of The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) expressed this while congratulating Hajiji on his appointment as the 15th Chief Minister of Sabah. Citing Hajiji’s vast experience in politics and government administration, Goh believes Hajiji would be able to steer Sabah towards a ‘new-and-dynamic’ era.

He noted that Hajiji, 65, who is also Sabah Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman has been the State assemblyman for Sulaman for the last seven consecutive terms since he first entered the political arena in 1990. Besides this, he also held senior positions in the State government in the past which included the Deputy Chief Minister, State Local Government and Housing Minister, and State Minister of Infrastructure Development. Hajiji is also well-known for his gracious, people-friendly, and service-oriented attitude all these years.

Meanwhile, Goh opines that, in this extraordinary time of fighting a pandemic, the new state government should forget about the ‘honey moon’ period and immediately move into the ‘combative mode’ to suppress and prevent the emergence of a second wave of Covid-19 transmission in Sabah.

“Equally important, the state government must quickly roll out a comprehensive-and-effective plan to expedite economic recovery and to better assist businesses and the people to better cope with the devastating economic impact of the pandemic,” he added.

He said, if necessary, FCAS is ever ready to gather and mobilize the other Chinese organizations and non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to come forward to assist the State government towards achieving the common goal of stimulating economic recovery.

He also reiterated his call urging the Hajiji-led State government to fully utilize the provision under the State Constitution to nominate some qualified and capable Chinese community representatives as the nominated assemblymen, and to induct them into the State Cabinet. He said this is necessary towards demonstrating the new State government’s inclusive attitude, besides its empathy and concern for Chinese community.

“If necessary, the State government can consider emulating the Sarawak State government’s approach of appointing qualified-and-capable Chinese community and business leaders, or representatives from other organizations, as committee members of the State Economic Action Council (EAC), to assist the State government in stimulating economic recovery,” he proposed.

On another note, he also hoped the new State administration could strive to come out with a comprehensive, effective-yet-humane solution to fully resolve the perennial issue of illegal immigrants in the state, which had been a real “thorn in the flesh” for the people of Sabah, for many decades.

He hopes that this new State government could get to serve the full term, so that it could really focus on development of the state and to better uplift the people’s living standard and welfare.

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