Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

BN Will Continue Business Of Development & Transformation Of Rural Sector

MATUNGGONG (Feb 8, 2014): Barisan Nasional will continue with the business of development and transformation of the rural sector.


Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili presenting the official letter of offer to occupy the longhouse unit to resident Molizab Pangau, who was one of the 20 heads of households who received new homes with the rebuilding of the new Kg Rita longhouse in Matunggong which the minister launched on Feb 8, 2014.

Kota Marudu MP Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili said the provision of basic infrastructure was crucial for transformation and this could only be provided by the Government.

Therefore, he said, despite the Matunggong state seat being an opposition seat, the Government would continue to do its very best to provide for the people’s development needs.

He said the new modern and semi-concrete 20-door Kampung Rita longhouse in Matunggong at a cost of RM1.2mil was built to replace the dilapidated longhouse in order to ensure the longhouse residents would have better and more comfortable living conditions with basic amenities.

Kampung Rita longhouse is the six longhouse rebuilt to replace the original dilapidated longhouse that has been completed and launched within the past three years in Matunggong. Another twelve more longhouses are in various stages of construction with funds from the Prime Minister’s Department.

 “The Opposition-held areas will lag behind in progress unless the people change their mentality and cooperate with the Government to ensure development plans for the area are successful,” he said when launching the longhouse.

“Over the next five years the Barisan Nasional plans to build 20 more longhouses in Matunggong. This is possible through approved allocation by the Prime Minister who has been very attentive to the needs of the rural people despite there being many applications for allocations to rebuild homes in other constituencies and Matunggong being an Opposition seat.

“It is proven that only Barisan can truly assist the people,” he said.

However, Dr Maximus said the development plans would not be realised if the people persisted to hold Opposition thinking and the local community would be further left behind economically by their own doing.

“The people must help themselves in order for the Government to help them,” he said.