Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman on Sunday shrugged off United Borneo Front (UBF) Chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan’s suggestion to limit the terms of the Prime Minister, Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers to a maximum of two.
“They are entitled to their opinions,” he said when met after attending the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration at Maksak Hall, here.
Musa, who is also State Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman, declined further comment on the matter.
Jeffrey had said that Malaysia should emulate the examples of developed nations and not follow the footsteps of nations that have a history of long serving leaders with reputation for tyranny and dictatorship.
He also said the country should continually evolve with a proper succession of leaders so that new ideas for growth and development can be implemented and generations can enhance old policies with new ones.
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Deputy President, Senator Chin Su Phin, later said the UBF’s call merits serious consideration.
He, however, disagreed that the same policy should be imposed for the Prime Minister post.
Chin said limiting the tenure of the Prime Minister to two terms would render it inadequate to see results of the implemented policies.
Instead, he said, the Prime Minister post should be for three terms.
Meanwhile, Musa, in thanking PBS President Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and party leaders for inviting him to attend the celebration, said it was a good platform for everyone to foster relationship.
Also on hand were State Cabinet Ministers, PBS Supreme Council members and leaders as well as representatives from the State BN component parties.
Daily Express Newspaper Sabah.