No need to be arrogant, Sabah deputy CM told

Umno Supreme Council member Rahman Dahlan says the people have the right to know what is happening in the state. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Umno Supreme Council member Abdul Rahman Dahlan has hit out at Christina Liew, calling for the Sabah deputy chief minister not to be arrogant in her response over the sacking of her political secretary.

Liew, in response to a call by Rahman to explain the termination of Raymond Ahuar, the Sabah PKR youth chief, had asked him (Rahman) to stay out of government affairs.

“For your information, Christina, the Sabah government does not belong to you. It belongs to the people of Sabah.

“And whatever the government does, the people deserve to know,” said Rahman in his response to Liew.

In a social media post, Rahman said he was not interested in disputing the reason behind the sacking of Ahuar as this was Liew’s prerogative.

But what he wanted to know was whether the termination had been the result of Ahuar raising the plight of the Murut communities in Nabawan, who are troubled by ongoing logging activities in their village.

Rahman said he came to know that the indigenous communities had protested against the actions of a logging company in their area and, therefore, it was the people’s problem.

He said the state government owed the people an explanation if indeed mistreatment of the Murut community had occurred.