“When Sabah achieved her independence and agreed to join with two other regions, we appreciate the decision that was made by the people of Sabah”.
He added that he has asked a committee to be established and that the committee will be tasked to study the rights of the people of Sabah and Sarawak based on the Malaysia Agreement 1963.
“We will discuss in one family”.
The intruders were dissatisfied with Sabah and Sarawak for joining the federation. We want Sabah for Malaysia and Malaysia for Sabah and we will continue moving forward together.
A battalion from the 3rd Royal Malay Regiment in peninsular Malaysia, the Police Field Force, Sabah Home Guard and villagers in Kalabakan united to fight off the attacks.
He also aid that the Federal government would pay special attention in providing the allocation needed to build more rural amenities in Sabah and Sarawak as the rural areas in these two states still needed additional allocation. But today, we are a successful country.
“The government has also given special allocation of RM4.14 billion in the electricity sector to Sabah and Labuan from 2012 to 2016”.
“This year alone, Petronas gave a subsidy of RM390 million to reduce the electricity tariff rate in Sabah”.
He added that the Federal Government will continue to assist and defend Sabah.
In his Malaysia Day speech here, Najib said negotiations by the Special Rights Cabinet committee will be done in a civil manner “as siblings”, and there was no need for calls of “Sabah for Sabahans” or “Sarawak for Sarawakians”.
“Tak payah buyuk. Kita tatap dalam Sabah”.
Former Sabah Home Guard personnel Dewan Husin, 74, said today’s generation should be thankful that they were born at a time when peace and harmony had already been secured, inheriting a safe and developing nation.
“Sabah has prospered under leadership of Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, and I also want to congratulate him for his recent “Tan Sri” title”, added Najib.
“But I told him that I can not extend my stay because of the Malaysia Day celebration”. That is why in 2010, I made a decision to declare Malaysia Day as a public holiday.
“Who knows about Malaysia then?”
He said Malaysia was an unknown country on the world map before, but now, the country was regarded by world leaders as a successful nation.
He explained that Malaysia was not a country that begs but is now a country that exports capital.
“When I was facing the U.S. president, I showed him what I think are value propositions”.
“Other airlines have handsome crafts”.
“MAS must adapt (and to do so, they need to) have the most efficient planes in the world, we can not be left behind when other airlines in the world have Dreamliners”. Malaysia Airlines can not be left behind in this. “We want to it to be on the front line so that we can bring more tourists to Malaysia, including Sabah”, he said. “We want more people to come to Sabah because Sabah is handsome, very attractive and has high potential”, he said. “They (the opposition) are not so clever”, chided Najib.
“We want MAS to have the best aircrafts”. So we need to diversify our risks.
“This is our success”.
The 54th Malaysian birthday celebrations at the Likas Sports Complex parking lot began yesterday with several events and stage performances by local and national artists.