Prime Minister cum Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must apologise to the people of Sabah for the many sins here, said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee.
Yong who is also former Sabah Chief Minister said Najib have to apologise because Barisan Nasional Government had caused Sabah to become a poor state.
"Najib ought to apologise to the people of Sabah because we are one of the poorest state in Malaysia, we have bad road conditions, bad health facilities, flooded with illegal immigrants and no transportation subsidy," he said at the Gaya Street Sunday Market Fair, here.
He said Najib also have to apologise to the people of Sabah because he had failed to announce whether the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to probe the huge number of illegal immigrants all over Sabah would be set up or otherwise.
Present at the fair,among others were Deputy President cum Sepanggar Member of Parliament Datuk Eric Majimbun, Deputy President cum Likas Assemblyman Datuk Liew Teck Chan, Deputy President Amde Sidik, Treasurer General Dullie Marie, Secretary General Datuk Richard Yong,Wanita Chief cum Luyamg Assemblywoman Melanie Chia, Youth Chief Edward Dagul, Information Chief Chong Pit Fah and other party leaders.
Yong made the call following Najib's apology to the people at Baling Kedah.
Najib has extended an apology to the people on behalf of Barisan Nasional for mistakes that led voters to reject it at the last general election.
"We have learnt from the mistakes and we are sorry.
"The winners are sorry ... and the losers, too, are sorry," Najib said.
Najib said BN would make up by serving the people in the best way possible.
The voters' rejection of Barisan, such as in Kedah, was due to the mistakes made by the coalition, Najib said at a meet-the-people gathering at the Kuala Ketil public field.
"I believe we should not be arrogant. In a parliamentary democracy, we have to subject ourselves to the power of the people. We must have made mistakes for the people to have rejected us. We apologise for our past mistakes,"Najib said.
Yong said Federal Government are giving Kelantan and Melaka transportation subsidies totalling more than RM30 million but Sabah got nothing.
He said Federal Government also had abolished the tolls of two roads at Selangor valuing some RM83 million and gave subsidies to four highways concessionaries in West Malaysia totalling some RM287 million.
He said Sabah despite being ill treated were also getting poor conditions of roads statewide.
Yong went on saying that health facilities were still bad and there is no general hospital here.
He said Sabah were swarmed with illegal immigrants but the BN Federal Government has done nothing to solve the long standing problems.
According to him, Najib's failure to announce the setting up of the RCI during his recent visit here also made him obliged to apologise to the people of Sabah.
On whether SAPP would work together with the other opposition parties, Yong said talks with STAR, USNO and leaders of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) components like DAP and Keadilan are being made.
He said no concrete agreements have been reached.
He continued that SAPP had agreed that PR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim be made Prime Minister once BN is defeated in the coming general election.