Monday, June 23, 2008


Upko undecided on no-confidence vote


Upko has not decided on which way to go should a no-confidence vote against the Prime Minister come up in Parliament, its Deputy President Datuk Wilfred Bumburing said. However, Upko President Tan Sri Bernard Dompok had earlier said the Party had “no plans to play hero” during such a vote. Bumburing said whatever the decision, Upko would participate in any debate should the vote come up. “We cannot deny that we share Sabah Progressive Party’s views on issues pertaining to the migrant problem. “We are firm about this and we are unhappy about so-called Cabinet Committee to tackle Sabah’s illegal immigrant woes,” he said. Bumburing said a similar committee set up in 2002 had only one meeting. “It’s almost forgotten and now they are talking of the same thing,” he said, adding that a Royal Commission of Inquiry was a better option as it would be able to act on the problem firmly. Upko has four Members of Parliaments Party President and Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, Bumburing who is Tuaran MP, Datuk Dr Marcus Majigoh (Putatan MP) and Datuk Siringan Gubat (Ranau MP).