Our correspondent Bugi wijaya files this report on SAPP
Beh Lih Yi & S Pathmawathy has their report in Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88737
in which Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at his first press conference as the parliamentary opposition leader continued to keep everyone guessing on his Sept 16 plan, in which he said there would be a change of government. Things are cooking up across the South China sea in the island of North Borneo.
The thorn in the flesh of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi, SAPP will be organising a Convention on Sabah Issues on this coming 30 August 2008 at the Putera Theatre Ballroom, Kota Kinabalu from 12.30pm.
The Organizing Chairman of the convention is Datuk Eric Majimbun who is one of the member of parliament (Sepanggar) who has stated his no confidence in PM. Datuk Eric said the current political development in the country had prompted SAPP to organize this convention.
The convention is a follow up to a Special Committee chaired by Majimbun which was set for the purpose of collecting, compiling and analyzing issues submitted by the people. He believes the convention will provide an opportunity for views and recommendations to be expressed by the people. The views will be compiled into a document for endorsement by other political parties, organizations and individuals paving the way for it to be adopted as a roadmap for Sabah towards establishing a trustworthy government and a progressive, just and harmonious society.
He feel it is important during this critical period for the people to re-connect with the history of Sabah’s independence, the position of Sabah as a state within the Federation of Malaysia as well as the current economic condition of the State.
As SAPP has been the first BN component to voice their no confidence in PM, will they make an announcement to pull out of the coalition on the day of the convention. Remember how former PM Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad announced his resignation as a life member of UMNO at his talk?
The convention will also feature four speakers that is former chief minister of Sabah Datuk Harris Salleh, Malaysia Human Rights Commission Deputy Chairman Tan Sri Simon Sipaun, CEO of the Sabah POIC Dr. Pang Teck Wai and Kedayan author Mr Amde Sidik.
The presence of Datuk Harris will spice up the convention considering the fact that he won a election nulifying Yong ‘s election as a ADUN in 1999 (http://www.freeanwar.net/facnews/justicekamil100601.htm
). That had resulted in the so called “red card” for Yong who had to sit out two general elections.
It is believed Harris agrees with SAPP’s declaration of no confidence against the PM. Will 30 August see any special move on Sabah politics? Is it the prelude to the 16 September date Anwar was flashing about?
So fasten your seat belts, when the guillotine drops it is going to be really messy! Do you think SAPP will survive this Merdeka..?