Monday, June 23, 2008


Motion forces China tourists to cancel trip to Sabah: Chin


Parti Bersatu Sabah(PBS) Supreme Council member Kapitan Chin Tek Ming yesterday said it was morally wrong for Sabah Progressive Party President Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee to move a vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister. “Yong has again tried to use the illegal immigrants issue and Chinese leader platform to hero and has used Chinese community as his pawn in his political chess game,” he charged in a statement yesterday. Chin claimed that Yong had kept silent on the issues of returning Labuan to Sabah and Petroleum royalty when he was the Chief Minister. “He ought to know that such issues needed to be discussed among the people of Labuan, Sarawak and Sabah in order to reach the best solution. Why didn’t he ask for the return of Labuan when he was the Chief Minister?” he asked. According to him, Yong is engineering SAPP’s exit from the BN by creating conditions that would lead to the dismissal of the Party so that he can emerge as a hero and as a saviour of the rights of Sabahans. Chin also said that since the general election had passed, all the parties must settle down and do their work so that we can go through this I hard time together instead of creating political turmoil and putting Malaysia in political instability. “I received complaints from a few travel agencies that they have tens of chartered flights from China until the end of this year which were cancelled recently upon the announcement of the motion to be tabled by SAPP. Our people and Government have lost the chance to earn these foreign currencies and our tourism industries have been badly hit,” he said.