Tony Thien Malaysiakini Sarawak/Sabah correspondent calls it appropriately,”Point of No Return”.Todays NST headlines,” Double Cross” Star had it as “Hong Kong deal” ,Borneo Posts Sarawak”SAPP to move no-faith vote” while Daily Express Sabah,”SAPP no Faith in PM”. As I was writing this article an sms came through with BN meeting at 2.30pm Putra World Trade centre. Read more at Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84705
Verdict from BN Meeting (*7.00pm*) BN decides in the emergency meeting that no action will be taken against SAPP. Abdullah said no action would be taken against SAPP because the announcement was made by Yong and not the party. What it means… ? It’s back to SAPP SC to take the next action. Gerakan acting President Dr Koh told journalists,”He said that all 13 of the 14-member ruling coalition had condemned SAPP President Yong for betraying PM Abdullah and the ruling coalition.
Latest (*3.15pm*) Anwar will be in KK Saturday
Latest (*2.20pm*) Teck Lee expects SAPP to be sacked. Going for Broke. Don’t need to go for decision of pulling out of BN.
Latest (*1pm*):-SAPP may be absent it has not received an invitation to attend. (source SAPP Headquaters)
Yong was among several former Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) leaders who were instrumental in the decision to pull the party out of BN on the eve of the 1990 elections.Is Yong working with his former colleagues to try to repeat the feat which resulted in then PM Dr Mahathir suffering an electoral setback. But hold on to your horses first……. that was some 20 years ago and the scenario has since changed. Now they are Presidents in their own party,PBS Pairin Kitingan, PBRS Joseph Kurup, UPKO Bernard Dompok. They have a new team, a new set of leaders with their own followers and their own agendas.
In a political party there are always alignment to a certain group within the party system just to stay afloat and to create a “value” as not to be whitewashed or shaken off in the party polls. The same goes for SAPP. Bugi Wijaya,who is close to both Raymond and Yong says that Yong practises what he preaches especially in the party as he uses the notion,”Minority says,Majority rules”. Sapp will be holding its supreme council meeting tomorrow beginning at 10am to deliberate also whether the legislators position ,councillors and appointments within the statutory bodies are to quit. “It might be a little too late as BN has already decided for them.”
Split in SAPP
Sapp deputy president Raymond Tan, who was conspiciously absence from the press conference yesterday when party president Yong Teck Lee made the announcement, said he was “confused and embarrassed” about Sapp’s move.He added that the party’s supreme council was not consulted on the matter and blamed Yong of acting on his own. Moreover Tan was not invited to the press conference.
“It is not proper for us to do it when Abdullah is the Barisan chairperson. It is disrespectful to the prime minister,” he said. Tan is Sabah deputy chief minister and infrastructure minister. So is there a split or is it just another sandiwara…?
We want to try to solve this INTRIGUES but events might just overshadow SAPPs movement as the BN has called for the emergency meeting today. I told one of SPDP SC member this morning,” If the toe has gangrene(death tissue in part of the body),just cut it off before it affects the whole leg.” BN will be better of and will have a better balance as one of the rotting branches will be cut off.
I picked this up while watching the national news last night,” Eventhough PM has been attacked from all angles, he still makes the necessary decision.” The person who uttered this is Datuk Sharir Domestic Trade and Industry Minister. I was first introduced to him at Holiday Inn 20 years ago as a upcoming MP,then he moved on to be BBC(Back Benches) to PSC(Public Select Committee) Chairman.
The meeting we had was meaningful but what captivates me was his VISION and SINCERITY. Today I still remember this ” Who pays for this coffee..?” My friends the answer is “Malaysia” as the Country is ECONOMICALLY STABLE and all races living in “peace and prosperity together.”
Are we all Sincere..?