The next 48 hours will be very crucial for any changes that might or will alter the political landscape of the country. Tony Thien Malaysiakini correspondent who took a flight from Sarawak (delayed 5hours) and only arrived in Sabah in time for the Press Conference said that Yong Teck Lee has resigned to the fact that his Party might have no future in the ruling Barisan Nasional.
Tony’s analysis http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84820 also includes the eight demands which are:
- That the government should be based on good governance and civil society and non-racial politics
- That Sabah shall have political autonomy, in which the state government will be formed and run by Sabahans
- Oil royalty amounting to 20 percent are given to all oil-producing states
- The return of Labuan, presently a federal territory, to Sabah
- The review of all unfair and imprudent federal laws that have been extended to Sabah
- A just and fair participation of Sabahans in the federal administration, civil service and private sector, with federal departments in the state headed by locals
- The immediate solution to the illegal immigrants’ problems in the state, and
- To redress the economic and social imbalances affecting Sabah and other states
As we speak there are already a lot of movements carried out by leaders from both sides of the divide. Tham (Sabah Science advisor) made a quick exit to the Federal Capital and met up with PM ,Dr Koh(Act.President of Gerakan)and Dompok (President of UPKO) and they have made arrangements and cleared the path for YB Raymond Tan (Deputy president & DCM) YB Au Kam Wah (Adun Elopura & Youth Chief) and Jimmy Wong (Pol.Sec to CM) plus 12 other Constituency Liason Chairman.
Latest from Bugi:- ( RT and 2 others will join Gerakan or remain partyless. RT will remain DCM,YB Au will be rewarded with the Assistant Ministant of Finance replacing YB Melanie and Jimmy Wong (Pol Sec) will be made a Senator and will be given the portfolio earlier offered by PM to Yong as Special Envoy.) It should be noted also that KK Youth Zone will have a emergency youth meeting to be chaired by the Chester Pang Exco Youth Secretary to discuss the position of YB Au as Youth Chief.)
This could be either to “park” temporarily or “join” another component party. It is anyones guess what will happen politically and the only logical case is Sabah State Government will have to take the necessary and bold step to remove SAPP from the coalition in the State. It must be noted that The President and his loyalists has come up with “Meet the People Session” will be held on 21 June 2008(Sat) at 2:30 pm at Dewan Serbaguna Likas.
This could only mean one thing,” there is indeed a political split in SAPP with regards to the issue of the no confidence vote to be taken against the PM on Monday by the 2 SAPP MPs in Parliament. Sapp leaders will after tomorrow also go on to other parts of Sabah to meet the people to explain the party’s stand and decision vis-a-vis the BN.
We were also told by our source that there is something happening outside Malaysia ( Dubai )with regards to MPs who are willing to opt out of BN government. The intrigue is Anwar will be in KK tomorrow for the Kaamatan closing and Anwar will not be away from the country before the 23rd of June. The Parliament sitting starts on Monday and all eyes and ears will be focussed here.
I still feel that nothings going to happen and for all the hoo-hahs the main agenda will be Sharir’s motion seeking support for the measures taken by the government over price increases of food, oil and commodities, including reduction of oil subsidies.” Lim Kit Siang(MP ipoh Timur) said that this could be treated as a no-confidence motion “if there are enough numbers in Parliament to defeat it”.
This motion could see the light of the day as it is unlikely such a no-confidence vote against the PM will take place in Parliament as no notice on the matter has been sent to the speaker.Of course there is a provision it is not necessary to have a proper motion of no confidence to create a ‘no confidence’ vote in Parliament on the PM and the government-of-the-day,”
There will be a lot of wheeling and dealings in Malaysia for all political leaders from both divides within the next 48 hours but when there is too much calm we do expect a storm to follow. The whistle has been blown and SAPP has kicked off from the middle of the circle. Anwar has moved the ball with “Come. Save this country, Malaysia! Let us bring down the BN government,” PM will need to “bolster” his defences and get the “tackles” right in order to stop the opposition from scoring the “GOAL“. Its still 140-82.