Tuesday, June 24, 2008


SAPP MPs should uphold BN discipline: Shabery


Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) were voted in on the Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket in the March 8 election and as such should be more responsible and uphold BN discipline, said Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek. He said it was not the BN way to question its leadership. “Like in a family, it is not right for a member to talk bad about the family to outsiders, what more to cooperate with enemies of the family just because they promised better things. “If the SAPP MPs feel that they need to serve the people, they have no other choice but to remain in BN. They must take a different path from their own leader, who has gone against the BN top leadership,” he told reporters at Parliament lobby here yesterday. Ahmad Shabery, who is also Kemaman MP, said SAPP MPs must make a stand whether to accept their leader’s action or respect the wishes of the people for them to serve under BN. SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee recently announced that the party had lost confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and that its two MPs, Datuk Eric Majimbum (Sepanggar) and Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui (Tawau), would support a motion of no-confidence against Abdullah in Parliament. However, when asked about the presence of the two MPs in Parliament yesterday, Ahmad Shabery said:” I have yet to see them.” Meanwhile, Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said to date, the Speaker’s office had yet to receive any notification about a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister. -Bernama