Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Top Rating for Sabah Finances

Under Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, who is also the state finance minister, Sabah could expect its reserves to continue to grow.

Sabah's reserves has increased from RM60 million in 1997, which was barely enough to pay two months' salary of the state civil service, to RM2.4 billion in 2008. Its sound financial footing saw the state government becoming the first in Malaysia to be accorded the Triple A rating by the RAM Service Sdn Bhd to indicate its ability to honour its financial commitments.

Former State Finance Ministry permanent secretary Datuk Yusoff Mohd Kassim said under Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, who is also the state finance minister, Sabah could expect its reserves to continue to grow.

"I believe the state reserves further increased last year but I cannot disclose the figure as it is not official yet," said Yusoff. Yusoff, who retired last Sunday, was speaking at a farewell dinner hosted by the ministry.

Attributing the state's strong financial footing to sound financial management and prudent spending, Yusoff said the ministry has continuously been given a clean certification by the auditor-general's office.

Yusoff, who was the ministry's budget director before being promoted to deputy permanent secretary I in 2005 and a year later as permanent secretary, said the state's financial standing became stronger after the scrapping of the chief minister rotation system in 2003.

Introduced in 1994 when Barisan Nasional took over the state administration from Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), the rotation system was to allow leaders from the Muslim Bumiputera, non-Muslim Bumiputera and Chinese community to take turns to hold the chief minister's post every two years.

"We only barely survived (between 1997-2003) and it was made complicated with the change in chief minister every two years," he said.

He added that the BN government then was having so much on its hands as it had so many promises to the people that needed to be fulfilled.

-NST

7 comments:

Wenger Khairy said...

Congrats, reserves of RM 2.4 billion speaks for itself

Iboon said...

but as u can see, Sabah is now much better and more develop since 5 years ago. means, CM fulfilled the promise to develop Sabah.

SABAHKITA said...

Thank Wenger and Iboon. Pls come back. We all love peace and development. We love Sabah too.

Paquin said...

True Iboon :) at least Musa fulfilled his promise to develop Sabah..

Joanne said...

Well yes sabah are now different... but still we need more fund and improvement coming next... i believe Datuk Musa Aman have a lots of proposal to make a better sabah... So lets us give him full support..

man said...

thank to the leader of sabah because develop sabah.

Mohd Ishak said...

Harap Sabah kita boleh dikembangkan lagi.

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santapan rohani ii

Al-hadith :ثلاثةٌ قد حَرّمَ اللهُ - تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى - عليهم الجنةَ : مُدْمِنُ الخمر ، والعاقّ ، والدّيّوثُ الذييُقِرُّ في أَهْلِهِ الخُبْثَ . رواه أحمد والنسائيErtinya : "Tiga yang telah Allah haramkan baginya Syurga : orang yang ketagih arak, si penderhaka kepada ibu bapa dan Si Dayus yang membiarkan maksiat dilakukan oleh ahli keluarganya" ( Riwayat Ahmad )

PEGANGAN

Ingatlah firman Allah Taala:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا بِطَانَةً مِنْ دُونِكُمْ لَا يَأْلُونَكُمْ خَبَالًا وَدُّوا مَا عَنِتُّمْ قَدْ بَدَتِ الْبَغْضَاءُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ (118) هَا أَنْتُمْ أُولَاءِ تُحِبُّونَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِبُّونَكُمْ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْكِتَابِ كُلِّهِ وَإِذَا لَقُوكُمْ قَالُوا آمَنَّا وَإِذَا خَلَوْا عَضُّوا عَلَيْكُمُ الْأَنَامِلَ مِنَ الْغَيْظِ قُلْ مُوتُوا بِغَيْظِكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ الصُّدُورِ (119)

Maksudnya: “Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! janganlah kamu mengambil orang-orang yang bukan dari kalangan kamu menjadi “orang dalam” (yang dipercayai). mereka tidak akan berhenti-henti berusaha mendatangkan bencana kepada kamu. mereka sukakan apa yang menyusahkan kamu. telahpun nyata (tanda) kebencian mereka pada pertuturan mulutnya, dan apa yang disembunyikan oleh hati mereka lebih besar lagi. Sesungguhnya telah Kami jelaskan kepada kamu keterangan-keterangan itu jika kamu (mahu) memahaminya. Awaslah! kamu ini adalah orang-orang (yang melanggar larangan), kamu sahajalah yang suka (dan percayakan mereka, sedang mereka tidak suka kepada kamu. kamu juga beriman kepada Segala Kitab Allah (sedang mereka tidak beriman kepada Al-Quran). dan apabila mereka bertemu dengan kamu mereka berkata: “Kami beriman”, tetapi apabila mereka berkumpul sesama sendiri, mereka menggigit hujung jari kerana geram marah (kepada kamu), Katakanlah (Wahai Muhammad): “Matilah kamu Dengan kemarahan kamu itu”. Sesungguhnya Allah sentiasa mengetahui akan Segala (isi hati) yang ada di dalam dada.” [Ali Imran: 118 & 119]
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تُولِجُ اللَّيْلَ فِي النَّهَارِ وَتُولِجُ النَّهَارَ فِي اللَّيْلِ وَتُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَتُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ وَتَرْزُقُ مَنْ تَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍآل عمران : 27

"Engkaulah (Wahai Tuhan) yang memasukkan waktu malam ke dalam waktu siang, dan Engkaulah yang memasukkan waktu siang ke dalam waktu malam. Engkaulah juga yang mengeluarkan sesuatu yang hidup dari benda yang mati, dan Engkaulah yang mengeluarkan benda yang mati dari sesuatu yang hidup. Engkau jualah yang memberi rezeki kepada sesiapa yang Engkau kehendaki, dengan tiada hitungan hisabnya".

bermubahalah

“Siapa yang membantahmu tentang kisah Isa-Setelah engkau beroleh pengetahuan yang meyakinkan tentang hal itu, maka katakanlah kepada mereka : Marilah kita panggil (kumpulan) anak-anak kami dan anak-anak kalian, isteri-isteri kami, dan isteri-isteri kalian, diri-diri kami dan diri-diri kalian, kemudian kita bermubahalah kepada Allah, mohon agar Allah menjatuhkan laknat-Nya kepada pihak yang berdusta.” (Ali Imran : 61)