20 June, 2008

SAPP supreme council backs motion

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) supreme council has endorsed the decision to support a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Parliament on Monday.

The council, however, did not make any decision on its position in the Barisan Nasional.


From Wong Chun Wai:

"Datuk Raymond Tan, left before the press conference started just minutes ago. The Deputy Chief Minister did not respond substantially to the waiting media as he walked out of the room but is likely to meet the press later. If it's true that Tan convinced the PM that he could get the others to be on his side, then he has failed. But it comes as no surprise to most politicians and the media in Kota Kinabalu that Yong has the backing of most members in SAPP. While Yong is known for his gung-ho politics, Tan is perceived as an introvert. The two are opposites."

More here.


Tiny SAPP (Sabah Progressive Party) wants to move a motion of no-confidence in Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Apparently SAPP is still confident in Barisan Nasional.

As expected we hear the usual chorus of pledges by the other BN parties to support Abdullah.

When will BN party leaders wake up to the fact that the majority of Malaysians do not want Dato Seri Abdullah as Prime Minister? It was this inability to appreciate the feelings of the people that led to the disastrous 2008 election results by them.

The peninsular BN parties should realise that they have become irrelevant.

Ignore the people and you will find yourself totally rejected.

On Friday, the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) swung into action and announced it will question Yong over the allegations. This is swift retribution coming from Abdullah, who has long smiled and shrugged off attacks and insults from those who feel he is unfit to helm the country.

But Yong's unprecedented move was the tipping point for Abdullah after many weeks

of attacks and calls to step down from his Umno presidency and as prime minister for the poor election results from sections of his Umno party and trenchant critic Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Since assuming the top post, Abdullah had to suffer insults of being a sleepy head incapable of leading the country apart from slurs to his family name and his family including son Kamaluddin and son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin – both said to be influential figures in his administration.

The ACA investigations is seen as Abdullah's warning to rivals and opponents that he will not hesitate to use his incumbency as prime minister and party president even if severely weakened by rising unpopularity and the poor election results that saw the Barisan Nasional lose its two-third majority.

- The Malaysian Insider

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Anonymous mamadou said...

SAPP acted on behalf Rakyat Sabah. Their ecxplanation and demand seems fair and deserves to Sabahan. Federalisme should be well distributed to the states

June 23, 2008 12:08 AM  

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