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CM grateful to be ESSZONE chairman

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Musa (centre) watches work in progress during the Libaran dry run
27th March, 2013

SANDAKAN: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman is grateful for his appointment as chairman of the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE) describing it as a big responsibility in ensuring peace.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had announced Musa as the chairman of ESSZONE with immediate effect.

Musa said he would execute the duty entrusted to him to the best of his ability especially in the 10 districts under ESSZONE – Kudat, Tuaran, Pitas, Beluran, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau.

“I am grateful to be appointed as chairman ESSZONE and vow to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to me for the sake of peace and wellbeing of Sabahans,” he told reporters when met at the Libaran dry run simulation at the Sri Libaran multi-purpose hall near here yesterday.

Musa said the Prime Minister’s announcement to set up ESSZONE proved his strong commitment to the people of the State in maintaining peace and security.

“I am confident that Sabah will be safe and secure with the implementation of ESSZONE… I am grateful and thankful to the Prime Minister for having placed trust placed in me,” he said.

Earlier, while speaking at the programme, the Chief Minister expressed confidence that the Barisan Nasional (BN) will win in the 13th General Election (GE).

He said cooperation among the three important wings of UMNO comprising the Youth, Wanita and Puteri will help further strengthen BN.

Musa was pleased with the progress of the dry run and said the Youth, Wanita and Puteri movements clearly showed they were able to perform.

“The dry run helps to identify any weaknesses in the party to be rectified immediately. The important thing is nobody remains complacent but is ready to face the election,” said Musa who is also the Sungai Sibuga Assemblyman and Libaran Umno chief.

He also believed the three state seats in the parliamentary area of Libaran will remain with the BN based on the people’s increasing support.

Those present yesterday included Libaran MP Datuk Juslie Ajirol, Gum-Gum Assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Edris and Libaran Umno Youth chief Suhaimi Haji Nasir as well as Umno branch chiefs.

   
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