KOTA KINABALU, Oct 16, 2011: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Information Chief, Chong Pit Fah, in a press statement today said that Hiew King Cheu has confirmed his linkage to UMNO by his own admission when he revealed that he has received so-called documents from UMNO people that supposedly will expose Datuk Yong Teck Lee's misdeeds in government. In case Hiew has forgotten, Yong stepped down as Chief Minister more than 13 years ago.
"Whatever 'documents' that Hiew has got from his UMNO contacts are recycled fabrications that were previously made available to the then opposition people like Dr. Yee Moh Chai who was tasked by UMNO to single out Yong for attacks. Hiew tell should the people, other than UMNO/BN government people, who else can retrieve 'documents' from within the government?" Chong questioned.
"Can any man in the street get the SAS files? This is the reason why SAPP has always been calling for a white paper on the Saham Amanah Sabah issue, the minutes of meetings, the records of transactions and relevant papers. SAPP leaders and youths have had made several police reports and MACC reports over the years as widely reported in the newspapers. This is because SAPP believes that the real culprits must be punished and exposed. But Hiew's friends in UMNO and BN have refused to publish any white paper. Nothing has come out of the police or MACC investigations. SAPP and Yong have nothing to hide.
"Hiew thinks that he has in his possession a "treasure trove" of documents against Yong but in fact is a ticking time bomb that will explode in Hiew's face. Hiew must ask his UMNO handlers, why UMNO people like UMNO youth, dare not to reveal the documents themselves? Why did UMNO choose Hiew to do their dirty work against SAPP and Yong? Now that Hiew said he has some "documents", then he must reveal them or else he would be guilty of cover up. Do the "documents" implicate other past and present BN or UMNO leaders or only Yong?
"I would like to remind Hiew about the case of the phantom voters issue when fake IC operatives similarly sent evidence of fake ICs and phantom voters to Likas election petitioner Dr. Chong Eng Leong who diligently used the evidence to nullify Yong's 1999 election. All evidence in court on fake ICs and Project ICs pointed to operatives linked to UMNO, and not a shred of evidence implicate Yong or SAPP. In fact, the PBS witness in court testified that neither Yong nor SAPP leaders were involved in the project IC scam. But the end result was that Yong was unfairly punished and whereas the UMNO leaders got away scot free. As DAP and PKR have complained, there are many phantom voters in many constituencies but none of the guilty party has been punished. Instead, an innocent party, Yong and SAPP have been severely and unjustly punished.
"It seems that Hiew and Sabah DAP now happily fall into the game plan of UMNO and BN to attack SAPP on behalf of UMNO," Chong said.