Monday, June 23, 2008


It’s wrong for SAPP to make declaration: LDP


It is principly wrong for Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) to openly declare their intent to initiate or support a vote of no-confidence on the Prime Minister in Parliament, said Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary General Teo Chee Kang. “If SAPP has lost confidence in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s leadership, the honourable thing that they should have done before calling for a vote of no confidence is to quit from the Barisan Nasional first. Whether or not they actually do it in Parliament tomorrow (Monday), irrepairable damage is already done to the Barisan Nasional, said Teo in a statement yesterday. He said shortly after the Government’s unpopular decision of the increase in fuel prices, while the public opinion on the Government is down, Datuk Yong Teck Lee saw this as a ‘window of opportunity’ to perform his political stunt for furtherance of his personal agenda under the pretext of fighting for State’s rights. “Criticising SAPP does not mean that we disagree with them on the several issues raised by them such as illegal immigrants and eradication of poverty in Sabah. Liberal Democratic Party is also vocal when it comes to issues concerning the people. We voice out the people’s grouses in the right forum, but we do not subscribe to such unprincipled tactic,” Teo said. By saying that BN no longer exists in Sabah and that it is only in form but not inspirit and substance, he said Yong had actually insulted the whole ruling coalition in Sabah under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Hj Aman. “Datuk Raymond Tan was right when he took the stand that SAPP, as a BN component Party, could not move the vote of no-confidence. But now he seems confused because although he takes the opposite stand, he still chooses to remain in SAPP, and now he is begging the Prime Minister not to take action against his own colleagues for having done something which he disapproves,” he added.