Costly display of Sabah’s intent to progress

A lit ‘Sabah Maju Jaya’ signage at Likas Bay. Former Sabah chief minister Mohd Shafie Apdal says the million of ringgit the sitting state government spent out outdoor advertising would have been better spent on improving the people’s living conditions. – Facebook pic, May 4, 2022.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

PUBLIC funds are expected to be spent judiciously by the government with the supposed priority of improving the living standards of the common people, especially the needy and marginalised.

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