TAMBUNAN, Aug 6 2012 (Bernama) -- Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan expressed his confidence in Prime Minister Datuk Najib Tun Razak's leadership through government transformation programmes, which emphasised the people's needs especially those living in remote areas, as it showed an understanding for the people of Sabah.
"As a young and energetic leader, he (Najib) has brought about changes and progress in a short time to all areas regardless of its location.
"We must support these efforts as transformation programmes will bring benefits, development and improve the lives of people in the state," he said at a Leader With The People ceremony and presentation of contributions in Kampung Nambayan, near here.
Pairin, who is also State Infrastructure Development Minister, said a good relationship between the federal and state government was also positive for Sabah residents.
"So there is no reason for us not to support a leader who brings changes and focuses on the welfare of the people," he added.