Friday, 20 June 2008

Statement By SAPP President Is Not The Party's Stand - Pak Lah

The Barisan Nasional (BN) Supreme Council has decided not to expel the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) as it believes the statement by its president, Datuk Yong Teck Lee, was not the stand of the party, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

"As far as I know, it (Yong's statement) is not the stand of the party. The statement came from Yong Teck Lee personally.That's why we are not taking action against the party," said the Prime Minister, who is also the BN chairman, at a press conference after an emergency meeting of the BN Supreme Council, here Thursday.

In Kota Kinabalu Wednesday, Yong, who was also a former Sabah Chief Minister, said the party had lost confidence in the Prime Minister and would support a motion on a vote of `no confidence' against Abdullah at the Dewan Rakyat sitting beginning Monday.

Abdullah had chaired the BN Supreme Council emergency meeting which lasted more than three hours at Menara Datuk Onn to discuss Yong's statement.

Responding to a question, Abdullah said it was up to SAPP to take whatever action against Yong for his statement.

"Whatever decision the party wants to make concerning the action of its president is up to the party," he said.

When asked whether the BN would take action against two SAPP MPs, Abdullah said actions would only be taken if they make similar statements in the Dewan Rakyat.

(Source: Bernama. For more read here)


Moo... said...

Pak Tidur wake up lah.

How can a President holding a press conference with 'mah cai' standing behind him make a personal statement and not on the Party's Stand??

Bangunlah... and bangunkan negara..

jangan tamak said...

Yong ini tamak..dia marahkan pak lah sebab dia minta jadi senator tapi tak mendapat sokongan pak lah..dia marah..haha

Hi&Lo said...

It's just a populist move, but what's Yong's real motive?

I support "Jangan Tamak" take.

Look at the man's track record.

Baron Strawberrymunchen said...

Dan di samping isu SAPP dan Pak Lah, isu Dr. Mahathir dengan HINDRAF.

Berikut komen gempak dari Timbalan President MIC mengenai Dr. Mahathir...


Palanivel: Dr M should remember his roots

MIC deputy president G Palanivel today slammed former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad for accusing the party's long term chief S Samy Vellu of being a racist and warned such statements could fan deeper racial sentiments.

In a statement released today, Palanivel also said that the former prime minister's comments on Hindraf were short in accuracy and insensitive to the sentiment of Indians in the country.

"It is sad to note that Mahathir is not aware of the fact that Hindraf is not only made of Tamil people but includes many non-Tamil and even non-Hindus.

"He (Mahathir) is wrong when he said Hindraf leaders only represent Tamil racists," said Palanivel in defence to Samy Vellu who has recently joined in the bandwagon in advocating for the release of five Hindraf leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

G. Palanivel also said Mahathir should look into "his own roots" before manifesting such statements. Mahathir's forefathers are from South India.