Thursday, April 15, 2010

BN is proud of Sabah's High Poverty Rate

SAbah at 1 doctor every 2650 is 0.37 per 1000 people. As figures below
shows, Sabah is still the poorest among them despite the data being 5
years old.

= 145 Fiji: 0.34 per 1,000 people 1999
= 145 Tonga: 0.34 per 1,000 people 2001
# 144 Burma: 0.36 per 1,000 people 2004
= 142 Nicaragua: 0.37 per 1,000 people 2003
= 142 Thailand: 0.37 per 1,000 people 2000
# 141 Botswana: 0.4 per 1,000 people 2004
# 140 Northern Mariana Islands: 0.44 per 1,000 people 1999
= 138 Iran: 0.45 per 1,000 people 2004

In comparison with Brunei in year 2000, Sabah still has a very long
way to go, and yet BN government is already proud of this figure.
Only gullible fools want a government that is satisfied in giving such
poor service to Sabahans that has much more resources than Brunei.

12 Brunei: 1.01 per 1,000 people 2000
# 113 Maldives: 0.92 per 1,000 people 2004
# 114 Guatemala: 0.9 per 1,000 people 1999
# 115 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 0.87 per 1,000 people
# 116 Jamaica: 0.85 per 1,000 people 2003
# 117 Trinidad and Tobago: 0.79 per 1,000 people 1997
# 118 American Samoa: 0.78 per 1,000 people 1999
# 119 South Africa: 0.77 per 1,000 people 2004
# 120 Pakistan: 0.74 per 1,000 people 2004
= 121 Samoa: 0.7 per 1,000 people 1999
= 121 Malaysia: 0.7 per 1,000 people 2000
April 15, 2010 17:53 PM
Tun Ahmadshah: Sabahans Enjoy A Better Quality Of Life
KOTA KINABALU, April 15 (Bernama) -- The Sabah people are now enjoying
a better quality of life through the provision of various facilities
and services, Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sabah Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah

He said that in terms of health facility, there were now 22 hospitals,
270 government clinics, including those in the rural areas, and 298
private clinics.

"The doctor-population ratio is also improving from one doctor to
2,935 people in 2006 to one doctor to 2,650 people last year," he said
in his speech when opening the third term of the state legislative
assembly here Thursday.

In terms of education, Ahmadshah said the number of schools had also
increased, from 1,257 in 2006 to 1,271 in 2008.

In the meantime, he said, over 20 education institutions had stated
their commitment to open their respective branches at the Sandakan
Education Hub which is expected to be completed by 2016.

Among them are Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Mara Junior Science College,
several polytechnics, Inland Revenue Board training centre, Asian
Tourism Institute and PTPL College.

"More education opportunities will be provided either at the secondary
or higher education levels to create quality human resources," he

He said the RM2 billion hub, mooted by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa
Aman, would make Sabah the only state in Malaysia to have a large-
scale and integrated education hub.

Meanwhile, Ahmadshah said Sabah should produce high quality products
and services to transform the state from a low-income to a high-income

He said despite numerous positive developments under the Ninth
Malaysia Plan (9MP) (2006-2010), the state was still faced with
internal and external challenges.

"The state should make the shift towards the 10th Malaysia Plan, with
the incorporation of knowledge-based inputs and innovation into all
production chains," he said.

In a related development, Ahmadshah said the state's tourism industry
continued to grow despite the global economic downturn, with tourism
receipt reaching RM3.86 billion last year.

"Some nine million tourists visited Sabah during the first four years
of 9MP compared to about seven million during the previous Malaysia
plan," he said.

Ahmadshah said the number of hotels had also increased to 443 last
year compared to 279 at the end of 8MP.

"This means that there was also an increase in the number of hotel
rooms from 11,528 in 2005 to 18,065 last year," he said.

The tourism sector provided 83,384 employments last year compared to
64,977 in 2006, he added.


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