Wednesday, 18 June 2008

SAPP's vote of no confidence against PM

The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has lost confidence in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, it said at a press conference here Wednesday, the Star reports.

In the coming sitting of the Parliament session on Monday, its two Members of Parliament will support a vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister, the party said.

Whether its MPs table the vote of no confidence, or whether other MPs will do it, would be determined in due course, it said in a statement.

SAPP’s two MPs are Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun (P171 Sepanggar) and Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui (P190 Tawau).

The party also has four state representatives.

The statenment was read out by Dr Chu and signed by Majimbun, who was overseas on official duties. He will be back for the Parliament sitting next Monday, June 23.

The statement listed four areas of dissatisfaction with Abdullah's premiership:

1) That no concrete action had been taken on the issue of illegal immigrants, despite repeated requests by SAPP and other Barisan component parties;

2) That the government had offered no holistic economic solutions to cushion the blow of the sudden hike in fuel prices, which had greatly burdened the people and threatened further hardcore poverty;

3) That not enough attention had been paid to issues raised by the people of Sabah -- poor delivery systems, corruption, wastage, lack of transparency and accountability -- and that SAPP would have failed in its duty as elected representatives if these issues continued to be ignored; and

4) That the people have lost confidence in Abdullah, and that if he can't perform, he should step aside and make way for another leader to take over.

Talk had been rife Wednesday morning that SAPP was going to abandon the Barisan Nasional coalition and defect to the Pakatan Rakyat alliance.

The party is running a poll on its blog, asking members of the public whether it should stay on in Barisan, leave the coalition but remain independent, or join Pakatan.

At press time, there were 874 votes tallied, with 83% (728 votes) asking SAPP to join Pakatan. Only 2% (25 votes) urged it to stay on with Barisan.

Earlier story: PM unaware of Sabah MPs forming own bloc


Anonymous said...

He deserved to get to this stage cos' of his stupid pride...kan dah malu! First PM to get a vote of "no confidence". How shameful can one gets?...

Tapi dia ni tahu malu ke tak? Nak tenguk lawak bodoh dia di kaca TV...

pemerhati said...

He went to Sabah and met the BN component party leaders, yet he said he wasnt aware what was brewing down there in the land beneath the wind.

What kind of leader is our PM? Doesnt he get the right feedback from his men on what's happening on the ground?

Has he been taken by surprise by the latest development in Sabah?

It's confirmed he is blind, deaf and is still delusional.

Esok negara tergadai pun dia tak tahu!

oghang kedah said...

Pi tidoq lagi Pak Lah. Bagui tu. Jangan bangun-bangun. Ni dah ada usul tak percaya. Lepaih tu baghu bangun. Bagui!

Hi&Lo said...

Who are SAPP acting for? Definitely not for Sabahans, but for themselves.

Yong Teck Lee was CM under the rotation system. He launched the Sabah Amanah Saham Rakyat Sabah with principal guaranteed at RM1. Today it's worth less than 20 sen.

Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park also under his watch. Aslo a failure to attract investors other than some minor workshops.

Hi&Lo said...

Watch out for Upko led by Bernard Dompok over the next few days.

J.T. said...

I agree with Hi & Lo. At the end of the day, we just want a party who will act for the people to better their lives.

If they join Pakatan, it better be for the good of the people, not their pockets.

Anonymous said...


UPKO Information Chief Datuk Bobby Suan said:

"Rumours that UPKO is quitting BN is not true."