His Excellency the Yang Dipertua Negeri (Head of State) of Sabah, Tun Juhar bin Mahiruddin opens the 5th Session of Sabah State Assembly Seating at Kota Kinabalu. Also present in the opening ceremony were Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman; Speaker of State Assembly, Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said and State Cabinet Ministers. During his opening speech, Tun Juhar stated that all parties can not be satisfied with the sustained growth of the state at this time, but should continue to intensify efforts to produce sustained growth momentum. And in order to achieve it, the government agencies should be directly involved in attracting investors to continue to improve efficiency and service quality. In addition, Sabah needs to shift from low value commodity-based economy to high value economy to ensure economic sustainability in long run.
According to Tun Juhar, Sabah has recorded impressive economic growth as well as an amazing development performance in less than a decade. The per capita income has increased from RM14,829 in 2009 to RM17,242 in 2010 and the unemployment rate has declined from 5.6 percent in the first half of 2010 to 5.4 percent in the same period this year.