Friday, July 11, 2014

What Sabah must do to regain upper hand

KOTA KINABALU, July 5, 2014: It is crucial for Malaysia to reset its relations with the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) with a view to provide security and peace in Sabah as was clearly promised during the formation of Malaysia in 1963.

Former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee said Malaysia must show serious political will and deploy overwhelming resources to regain the upper hand at the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) or else it will lose more than just prestige.

"Failure is not an option. For Malaysia," said the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President in a statement, Friday.

Yong claimed Malaysia was paying the price for decades of neglect in bolstering its defences; choosing instead to conveniently blame the long coast lines and pump boats.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

More public consultations and feedback needed for DBKK "final draft"

KOTA KINABALU, May 23, 2014: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said the DBKK "final draft" plans should be postponed indefinitely until more public consultations and feedback have been obtained.

"This is because there are some serious issues like loss of public reserve lands to commercial uses.

"Other than the controversial issue of the Tg Aru beach which is glaring and has aroused public anger, the plans also include the commercialisation of the KK central market Land and some native traditional kampongs," he added.

Time to rebuild confidence between Malaysia-China peoples

KOTA KINABALU, May 17, 2014: "China tourists and businessmen will again come to Sabah, which is friendly, offers the best tourist destinations at most affordable prices and nearest to China", said ex-Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee in a statement here today.

Yong observed that China is a rising power which attracts suspicions among other nations, saying that China cannot run away from the stark reality that she needs friends.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Investigate why Fed Govt has failed Sabah

KOTA KINABALU - Long after the foreign gunmen have fled back to the Philippines with their victims, the Home Minister and his top brass from Putrajaya heroically showed up at Lahad Datu accompanied by an impressive force of police VAT 69 commandoes and not less than four truck loads of fully armed soldiers and countless undercover agents in a town now familiar with road blocks and low flying surveillance aircraft that appear each time a government minister drops by. The Home Minister has been given a “black eye and bloody nose” by the latest cross-border abduction deep in Malaysian territory.

The people of Sabah, and our helpless Chief Minister, are fed with yet another round of promises and big talk of actions, beefing up of military assets, co-operation with the Philippines and so on by the federal government.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Slap proceeds to benefit families of fallen heroes

KOTA KINABALU - "The people of Sabah have suffered too long because of the failure of the federal government to fulfill its constitutional duty to secure Sabah from foreign intrusions and cross border violent crimes, resulting in a loss of confidence on the authorities. The recent cross border abductions of tourists have inevitably caused severe damage to the economy as well. We can imagine the extreme trauma currently faced by the kidnap victims and the anguish felt by the victims' families. Perhaps the ministers do not feel the suffering of the people in Sabah. "Enough is enough!"

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Deputy Home Minister highly irresponsible and should resign too!

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar was quoted yesterday in saying that resorts operating in remote locations off Sabah should cease operation as authorities cannot prevent repeats of Wednesday’s abduction near Semporna. He said the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) — tasked with coordinating security forces in Sabah, could not provide round-the-clock protection to these far-flung locations.

Melanie Chia Chui Ket, the Vice President and Women Chief of Sabah Progressive Party, condemned the suggestion made by the Deputy Home Minister saying that the Government cannot shrug off its responsibility just like that!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sabah should emulate Sarawak CM

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) saluted the new Sarawak Chief Minister and hit State Government's firm stand in safeguarding Sarawakian interests, which it said should be emulated by the Sabah State Government.

Its Deputy President Datuk Eric Majimbun. who said this, also urged the Sabah Chief Minister and State Government to state its stand on what was raised by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem on the oil royalty increase and soon.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Major current issues not addressed at NUCC public dialogue

KOTA KINABALU: The National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) should use its public dialogue to examine current major issues and not just to discuss the same topics that have been brought up since over a generation ago.

Former chief minister Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee said the latest NUCC dialogue held here yesterday had attracted an encouraging turnout and participation from the floor in the discussion session was very good.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Donating aid to flood stricken members in Keningau & Tenom

KENINGAU- Datuk Frankie Chong(in picture) giving out relief supplies such as bags of rice and food assortments SAPP member families in Kg.Ansip & Kg.Pegalungan.

As many as 45 SAPP member families were given aid during the give away of aid. Those who were at the giving out of donations were Puan Irene Chan from SAPP women's EXCO and members of AJK CLC Sook.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Only full withdrawal and apology may defuse lawsuits

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said the accusations by DAP and its leader Junz Wong against SAPP and him (Yong) were so viciously defamatory that only a full withdrawal and apology can defuse lawsuits.

“Junz had personally alleged that `SAPP has worked out a 50 million deal agreement with Najib to split Sabah voters` and that SAPP had offered him (junz) candidacy and some cash.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Power Tariff Hike Protest

KOTA KINABALU, January 25, 2014: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has called for the State’s power utility management to be fully returned to the State Government after the recent power outage which left all of Sabah and Labuan without electricity for some ten hours.

SAPP Kota Kinabalu Youth Chief John Stephen Dionysius said the power outage clearly showed the inability of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in managing the state’s power supply under Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB).

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fake attack at Suria Sabah

Too eager to be hero, Junz Wong has tragically turned a private family matter into a public embarrassment

KOTA KINABALU, January 23, 2014: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has accused DAP Sabah assistant secretary cum Likas Assemblyman Junz Wong of allegedly manipulating the young girl in the 'fake robbery' controversy, to come out to apologise publicly.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Unity and patriotism crucial in Sabah's struggle for autonomy and progress

KOTA KINABALU, January 21, 2014: The unity of the people of all races, religions and social backgrounds is crucial in determining the success of Sabah's struggle for autonomy and progress, said ex-Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee, in remarks on the role of the Chinese Sabahans in fighting for Sabah which was raised by STAR Sabah Chapter Chairman Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan recently.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

We will never give up

KOTA KINABALU, January 19, 2014: One day when Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has a Yang Berhormat (YB), be it four or 10 years later, it will prove that SAPP is a Sabah-based party that never gives up.

SAPP president Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee said people had predicted that SAPP would “gulung tikar” (come to an end) after the 13th General Election (GE13).

We are not retreating - Melanie

SAPP may have been washed-out in GE13 but its still retained its dignity unlike peninsular opposition Pakatan Rakyat which has seen defections.

KOTA KINABALU, January 19, 2014: Despite its washout performance in the last general election, the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) is not about to retreat from the political arena in the state.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Explanation of shooting spree unconvincing

KOTA KINABALU, January 16, 2014 (Thur): The police explanation of the shooting spree affecting 46 business premises here as the work of “naughty kids” is too facile, former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee said on Thursday.

“It even took the police three days to clarify that the widely-circulated photos of two persons handcuffed, sitting on the floor in a police facility, were not that of the shooters in KK.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sabah IC melindungi hak keistimewaan orang Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Januari 15, 2014: Pendedahan pendatang asing tanpa izin (PTI) yang mendapat Mykad dan seterusnya jadi pengundi di Sabah dilaporkan semasa pendengaran saksi saksi di hadapan Jawatankuasa Suruhanjaya DiRajah (RCI) mengenai masalah PTI di Sabah.

Pendedahan 60% murid orang asing yang bersekolah di sekolah rendah kerajaan di Putatan adalah manifestasi hak rakyat Sabah semakin diboloti oleh orang asing.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Autonomy call now part of mainstream politics

KOTA KINABALU, January 3, 2014: The autonomy call has now become part of the mainstream politics in Sabah, said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee, Thursday.

He said this development seems like a breakthrough as the trend "autonomy" ideals continue to surge in Sabah and Sarawak.

"Every political party and some nongovernmental organisations are forced to trumpet 'autonomy' as their platform.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Foundation donates to Seri Mengasih, Good Shepherd

KOTA KINABALU, December 7, 2013: The Progressive Education Foundation (PEF) yesterday presented cheques to Seri Mengasih and the Good Shepherd Rural Community Development at its chairman's office in Wisma Sabah.

Council member Melanie Chia, who was representing the chairman of the foundation's board of trustee and management council, Tan Sri Thomas Jayasuriya, said the amount presented to the Sekolah Seri Mengasih was RM5.200; whine the Good Shepherd Rural Community received RM5,000.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sarawak recalls loss of country's sovereignty

The planned Borneo Heritage Foundation's activities to commemorate Sarawak independence day on 22 July 2013 is a welcome step forward in the long march for Sarawak independence.

The question is: Was this real independence or was it only a brief illusion?

Sarawak was an independent kingdom ruled by the English Brooke family from 1841 to 1941. Its statehood and identity as a sovereign country was first recognised by the USA in 1850 and then Britain in 1863, long before Malaya's independence in 1957.

Over 100 years Sarawak evolved into a unique fusion of a western style monarchy with an eastern flavour.

The rulers were however not seen as despotic but as benevolent custodians of this once pluralist Christian majority country.

Friday, May 3, 2013

GE13: Yong counters lies by rivals at Foh Sang

Hiew King Cheu fled scene; Junz Wong sat frozen; Christina Liew ruffled while Chong Eng Leong could only mumble a meek denial

A first-person account by Alexander Chen

KOTA KINABALU: Fed up with the ‘guerrilla tactics’ of his rivals, in particular the DAP, SAPP chief, Datuk Yong Teck Lee did what any gentleman would do and confront them, face to face.

At the Foh Sang car park where Pakatan Rakyat was holding its ceramah Wednesday night, Yong did a surprise show-up, stunning his opponents who had been bad-mouthing him and the SAPP the whole night.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Name the "3 opposition leaders"!

Yong Teck Lee (April 30, 2103)
Ever since the irresponsible "startling disclosure" by the defence minister that 3 opposition leaders were involved in the Philippine Sulu incursion last February, several enquiries have been directed at me by people who wonder if the "one Sabah opposition leader" were me.

As a matter of fact, I have been speaking on this subject of the Philippine Sulu incursion at KK, Tawau and Sandakan. I displayed Philippine territorial maps in which Sabah is visible. The maps, bought in the Philippine book shops years ago, are a constant reminder to Filipinos about the place called Sabah/North Borneo. It is relevant that the maps do not label Sabah (Malaysia) but merely Sabah (North Borneo). The maps keep open the issue of the Sabah claim in the mindset of Filipinos.

But when the defence minister out of the blue and without details made the startling claim publicly that a Sabah opposition leader is involved in the Philippine incursion, instantly I got queries and even from an international media. In order to clear any shadow of doubt before the polling day, I had wanted the defence minister to retract the "disclosure" or else to name the "3 opposition leaders".

Young KDM voters backing SAPP

PENAMPANG, May 2, 2013: Young voters are now throwing their support for Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), the biggest local based opposition party in Sabah.

It is obvious when the young Sabahans joining SAPP in droves.

The latest is a group of young Kadazan Dusun Murut (KDM) voters who believe that only a Sabah-based political party could bring about prosperity to the people and the State. (Pic - Samson handing over membership application forms to Chong Pit Fah)

"Me and many of my friends have weighed the pros and cons between Sabah-based political party and Malaya-based political party for the past few months. And we have found out that only a Sabah-based political party could serve Sabah better," said Samson Aaron Malinggang when he submitted dozens of membership application forms to SAPP candidate for N.19 Kapayan State constituency, Chong Pit Fah, at Kampung Kobusak, here.

"I will not betray the people of Sabah"

KOTA KINABALU: "I will not betray the trust of the people of Sabah no matter what happens," said the president of the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), Datuk Yong Teck Lee in a campaign speech in Luyang, yesterday.

He reiterated his stand that he and his party will not return to BN regardless of the election results. This, he said, because he did not want to betray the trust and support given by the people to him.

Accordingly, Yong, a former Sabah Chief Minister urged the people to examine and analyze the facts alleged by political opponents who accuse him of some seemingly sabotaged belief by taking of the alleged money.

He was responding to rumors and lies by two former SAPP leaders (now DAP) who claimed that he received a sum of RM80 million from Datuk Seri Musa Aman allocated to opposition parties to divide the electorate vote. Yong vehemently denied having received any money from Musa.

"I urge people to examine the allegations and think rationally whether Musa would act dumb to finance his opponent in order to win the election," he said.

Rumours have it, the two former SAPP leaders, then SAPP Supreme Council Member Jimmy Wong and Hiew King Cheu claimed Yong received a portion of RM80 million allocated by Musa to the opposition in the state, seen as strategy to split the opposition vote and to make sure that BN wins election. Yong asks Hiew to confront him in the ceramah or a public debate to clarify this wild allegation if he has any conscience himself.

Monday, April 15, 2013

SAPP: Yong’s challenge a response to DAP’s flyers, speeches

KOTA KINABALU - Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee’s open challenge to DAP leaders Dr. Hiew King Cheu and Jimmy Wong Sze Phin, was a direct response to a flyer which dedicated one full page attacking SAPP and Datuk Yong, said SAPP Luyang Chief  Melanie Chia Chui Ket.

Chia said that the flyer was distributed at DAP’s copycat ceramah at Foh Sang next to SAPP’s Kopitiam Political Talk.

KL leaders ride roughshod and mockery of Sabah 'leaders'

DAP Sabah Chief Jimmy Wong Sze Phin should not be surprised by the disrespect shown by his KL leaders as proven by the announcement of PAS candidates in Tawau, said SAPP’s Datuk Chua Soon Bui.

“It is a double shame that Jimmy Wong was made to sit like a mouse among PAS’s top guns and had to bear the insult of listening to PAS announcing that DAP has lost the Chinese mixed Merotai seat to PAS,” said SAPP.

Honour principle and let Sabah parties contest majority state seats

SAPP is a party which can be trusted and it will certainly fulfill its pledges contains in its Manifesto if SAPP is given a chance to form the next state government

KOTA KINABALU, April 13, 2013: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee in responding to Anwar's sudden, unexpected re-opening of the door to negotiations between PR and SAPP on seats, repeated to Pakatan Rakyat to please honour the principle that Pakatan parties contest more of the parliamentary seats and let Sabah parties contest a majority of Sabah state seats.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

SAPP to stand firm on principle

SAPP may be underdog in this situation but we will not be the running-dog and we will stand firm on our principle and will not compromise on state autonomy and rights

KOTA KINABALU, March 28, 2013: Peninsular Malaysian parties do not want to see an autonomous Sabah State government, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP)'s Deputy President Datuk Eric Majimbun (picture) claimed Wednesday.

This was clearly revealed by Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's in his announcement that PR will go alone to contest in the Sabah state seats.

"Despite knowing the tough challenge, SAPP will not waver in its mission to defend State rights and to regain autonomy for the State.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Anwar’s hidden agenda in Sabah?

Why is Anwar Ibrahim insisting that Pakatan Rakyat contest in both state and parliament seats when the coalition had made known that it cannot win Sabah?

KOTA KINABALU: Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim’s abrupt dismissal of local parties in the coalition’s bid to “push BN out of power” in Sabah in the coming general election has left many unanswered questions.

Local opposition Sabah Progressive Peoples Party (SAPP) for one is puzzled since DAP national advisor Lim Kit Siang had not too long ago said that the coalition did not expect to win in Sabah.

“(So) if Pakatan do not expect to win in Sabah as mentioned by Lim Kit Siang then why are they obstructing Sabah parties such as SAPP from fighting for state rights?

Monday, March 25, 2013

BN politics is all about RACE AND RELIGION

by Joseph Lakai

I received a few calls from my friends pertaining to PERKASA seditious outburst to burn the Bible.
My friends even asked me to lodge a police report or if Christian NGO should make the police report. I replied in the negative because it is entirely “political” in nature.

Due to the coming election, UMNO agent, PERKASA under directive by UMNO strongman uttered this holier then thou words “burn the Bible with the word Allah”.

Friday, March 22, 2013

DAP labelling Kadazans as PTIs

By Aloysius D Siap

The shocking admission by Edwin Bosi that it was the DAP bosses in KL who caused the gross humiliation to the Kadazan women in Penampang by labelling them (the Kadazan women) as illegal immigrants (PATI) exposes the complete lack of authority and power by the Sabah DAP. Even the Ubah Sabah newspaper of DAP has to be written and edited in KL. What hope is there for Sabahans if DAP were to represent Sabah in KL?

By publishing in the official DAP newspaper Ubah Sabah the photos of Kadazans as PATI, DAP has once again proven that KL leaders just do not understand Sabah and they cannot even distinguish between illegal immigrants and local Kadazans.

Kadazan women labelled as illegal immigrant

PENAMPANG, March 20, 2013: A complainant from Taman Public near Kota Kinabalu is unhappy that her mother and sister were labelled as illegal immigrants by an article that appeared in a political news media recently.

Rosaria Michael, 42, said they are Kadazans from Penampang, and approached Likas assemblyman and Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president Datuk Liew Teck Chan for help to clear the names of her mother, Bernadette Poya Sobinting, sister Margaret Michael, 49, and cousin Rosina Mudin, 51, who are tobacco vendors in Donggongon township.

Since the vendors are from Donggongon, Penampang, Liew brought them to SAPP Moyog office where SAPP Moyog CLC chairman Aloysius D Siap organized a meeting with them.

Where's the promised 'rice bowl' state, Musa?

The last five years have seen huge areas in Kota Belud that were traditionally planted with padi left abandoned and not rehabilitated.

KOTA BELUD, March 21, 2013: It's been five years since the government promised to turn Kota Belud into the "rice bowl" of Sabah, but until now there's been no change in the 'size' and 'output' of the padi fields in area and to top this the district's quota of subsidised rice has also been withdrawn.

Posing several questions, Sabah Progressive Peoples Party (SAPP) supreme council member Peter Marajin asked: "Where is the promise made five years ago? Why was the quota withdrawn?".

Marajin claimed the Musa Aman-led state government had promised to increase padi output from 3.5 tonnes to 10 tonnes per hectare, and asked "have they achieved it?"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lack of firm action will lead to ‘copy cat’ invasions in future

According to a former Sabah chief minister, 'the military's hands are tied by the politicians' thus the gentle handling of the Lahad Datu incursion.

KOTA KINABALU: The lack of firm action by the authorities to end the incursion by a Filipino militia group from Sulu in Lahad Datu may encourage “copy cat intrusions” in the future, former Sabah Chief Minister Yong Teck Lee warned.

“If the intruders are seen to have gotten away with this blatant challenge to Malaysian sovereignty, then the Malaysian government must be ready to face copy cat intrusions in the future.

“In the longer term, the government, the armed forces, the police and other security agencies will lose moral and political authority over its own people,” he said in a statement here.

Yong, who hails from this east coast town, said the lack of decisive action has also exposed the absence of political will in Putrajaya to defend Sabah and Malaysia’s sovereignty.

“As a result, Malaysia is fast losing credibility in the eyes of the people and our international neighbours,” he said.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

PR's divide rule formula akin to BN's

Pakatan Rakyat's seat sharing formula: Pakatan 52 seats, local Sabah based parties 8 seats

KOTA KINABALU, February 16, 2013: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Youth Chief Edward Dagul said the startling revelation that Pakatan Rakyat wants to go for more than 50 state seats with the intention to take all 25 parliamentary seats has upset the opposition parties to the negotiation table in Sabah.

"Despite the "Kuching Declaration" and the DAP Borneo Agenda among others, Pakatan Rakyat is blatantly refusing to the idea of Sabah Autonomy, which begs the question of sincerity on Pakatan Rakyat's side," he added.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Defending Sabah and its autonomy

KOTA KINABALU - In reply to Pakatan de facto leader cum ex-Deputy PM Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim challenge to "leaders of Sabah-based parties" to openly declare that none of them ever benefitted through timber concessions, land and contracts," I hereby declare that, just like Anwar, I did not acquire any land, not even an inch, or timber concessions or contracts for myself.

To do so would have been a corrupt act. It is well known that upon the SAPP declaration of no confidence in Dato Seri Abdullah Badawi as PM in June 2008, that the MACC had conducted thorough, detailed checks on my term in office and even publicly threatened other leaders that they would face the same fate if they were to follow SAPP's lead in opposing the then Prime Minister. I have no fear because I know that my record is clean.

Double Six Crash - We never forget and we will never forgive

Comment by Joseph Lakai

Double Six tragedy, plane crash that took place in Kota Kinabalu on June 6, 1976, Sabah, Malaysia, killing all passengers includes Tun Fuad Stephens, Datuk Salleh Sulong, Datuk Peter Mojuntin, Chong Thien Vun, Darius Binion. Wahid Peter Andu, Dr Syed Hussein Wafa, Isak Atan, Corp. Said Mohammad and Johari Stephens including the pilot Captain Nathan Ghandi.

The main reasons behind the tragedy are volatile. Immediately after the crash there were allegations of foul play due to the political circumstances at the time.

The Australian government sent a team of four investigators to assist in finding the cause of the accident. According to preliminary investigations indicated overloading was one of the contributing factors.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Azmin: Sabah RCI testimony proves Dr M a traitor

Allegations of a ‘citizenship-for-votes’ scheme heard at the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on Sabah immigrants yesterday proves former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a traitor to the country, said PKR.

“We are following the developments and witness testimonies closely; several shocks have emerged, names have been named, and these are not surprising to us,” said PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.

“We truly understand this represents a planned effort headed by the then prime minister (left), and to me he is a traitor to the country for given identity cards (IC) to foreigners just to shore up Umno’s political power,” he said at a press conference at PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.

Yesterday, several former National Registration Department (NRD) officers told the RCI in Kota Kinabalu that they were instructed to facilitate immigrants to vote during the 1990s and help install a BN-friendly state government.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Norikoh Saliwa's parents pain

KOTA KINABALU, January 13, 2013: It was one of their very few trips to the State Capital but for Saliwa Madaya, 57, and his wife Raimas Makanal, 56 off Kampung Bombong 1, Kota Marudu, this time it was no normal visit.

Together with their 26-year-old daughter, Bibianah, they took the more than two hours' journey on Friday to get in see face-to-face with lawyer, Peter Marajin, to follow up on the latest development about the 'mysterious' death of their other daughter, Norikoh.

Anxiety was all over their faces as they listened carefully to Marajin, who would be on a watching brief on their behalf during Norikoh's 'mysterious' death trial soon upon arrival at Damai, Luyang near here, yesterday.

Friday, January 11, 2013

7 years wait without Mykad for local youth

SANDAKAN, January 11, 2013:: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Supreme Councillor cum Elopura CLC Vice Chairman Yong Chie Man urged The National Registration Department (JPN) to grant citizenship to a Sabahan youth by issuing Malaysian Identity Card (MyKad) to him as soon as possible.

Yong received complaint about a youth who did not own MyKad, despite he is born in Sandakan and fulfilled the conditions of constitution to be a Malaysian citizen.

SAPP Sandakan Zon has forwarded this case to SAPP Luyang State Assemblywomen Melanie Chia Chui Ket to put pressure on the authorities.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Petronas non-profitting is absurd

By Peter Marajin (In response to YB Datuk Rahman Dahlan in today's Borneo Post, January 4, 2013)

Oil is a State owned natural resource. If it is not profitable, then why did the Federal Government saw it fit to snatch this important resource of revenue from the Sabah in the first place?

Petronas has never been transparent in its operation and financial account since 1976 until today. Why is Petronas so secretive? Since this natural resources belongs to the rakyat of Sabah, the rakyat have every right to know its operations and financial position. Petronas' money is the Sabahans' money. Hence, the Petronas' account must be subject to public scrutiny.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

DAP is sabotaging ongoing negotiations

KOTA KINABALU, December 29, 2012: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) will persist with its objective of working with other opposition parties to ensure the opposition succeeds in toppling the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.

SAPP Information Chief Chong Pit Fah said negotiations with Pakatan de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will continue despite Democratic Action Party (DAP) trying to sabotage the negotiations.

"Our platform insofar as negotiating with Anwar is concerned is to let local parties to contest a majority of the state seats while we will render our full cooperation and support to ensure that Pakatan goes to Putrajaya (Federal government).

Thursday, December 20, 2012

SAPP janjikan pemilihan tanah kepada penduduk

BONGAWAN, Disember 20, 2012: Meskipun dalam keadaan hujan dan jalanraya berlumpur, penduduk Kg. Talantang, Ulu Kimanis dalam kawasan Bongawan masih gagah menghadiri program Bangunan Untuk Sabah anjuran pergerakan Pemuda SAPP.

Kehadiran Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee, Presiden SAPP dan juga Datuk Hj Mohd Noor Mansur penasihat parti diiringi oleh konvoi 150 buah motorsikal memang sesuatu situasi diluar jangkaan. Apatah lagi lebih seribu orang hadir ke perjumpaan itu.

Menurut Ketua Pemuda CLC Bongawan, padang tapak program tersebut telah dibaik pulih hasil usaha En. Jamil William dan penduduk kampung Telantang. Padang tersebut dibiarkan tanpa diselenggara oleh BN lebih 17 tahun.

Bangunlah Untuk Sabah!

PENAMPANG, December 20, 2012: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) recently organised Ceramah in Taman Penampang received a tremendous response from the residents.

The crowd of about one thousand residents turned out to listen to the talk by SAPP leaders on Sabah's future themed "Bangunlah Untuk Sabah".

Sabahans are on the rise. People are getting the message. People are seeing the light and the genuine goals and promise of SAPP. We must be united. This is a time we must be united. SAPP needs the people's trust for only with the people's confidence can we achieve the goals of our people. We must truly be a "government of the people, by the people and for the people." SAPP has a grand plan for our nation's future and prosperity.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Siti Suryani - How I almost fell victim to foreigner

KOTA KINABALU, December 13, 2012: A Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) member who is in its Mudanita wing recounted how she almost fell victim to a foreigner.

Siti Suryani Abd Lamit, 27, said the incident happened when she worked as a telco promoter at the Goshen Township in Kota Marudu two years ago.

"While promoting the telco SIM packs to passers-by at the township, I chanced upon a Pakistani man to whom I promoted the advantages and benefits of using the telco numbers.

"The Pakistani showed keen interest to buy the SIM pack but gave excuses so that I would be willing to go with him to take his money which he claimed he had left in his office.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Education relief and aid granted to 18 teachers and 3 institutions

KOTA KINABALU, October 29, 2012: The Progressive Education Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, founded by Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has granted education relief and aid for this year amounting to RM86,000 to 18 students of teachers training colleges and three institutions.

The 18 are from the Kent Teachers Training College in Tuaran and Gaya Teachers Training College here.

The three institutions namely the United Association of Private Chinese Seondary School Committees Sabah (Sabah Dong Zong) received RM25,000 while the Monfort Training Centre received RM21,000 and the Kadazan Dusun Language Foundation received RM20,000 while the 18 received RM1,000 each.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

BN govt spreading lies on NCR lands

KOTA KINABALU - Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Tandek Mudanita Chief, Pathlyn Mikat said that the problem of rampant confiscation of land in Sabah was unresolved until today by the Sabah BN government.

She said, for example a land area of 60,000 hectares in the district of Kota Marudu and Pitas has been given to Syarikat Begaraya Sdn Bhd, a private company.

"Why Sabah BN government gave its vast land to a private company when in fact, involves many Native Customary Right (NCR) lands. A total of 35 villages in the district of Kota Marudu and Pitas are confronted with land issues, such as duplication of NCR applications. The lands which are now producing crops and grown rubber trees planted by the villagers for years.

"If the slogan of the Prime Minister "People first", would not this be more meaningful if distribution of the 60,000 hectares to the people instead of a private company only.

"In addition, according to the State Director of Lands and Survey Department, Datuk Osman Jamal published in Daily Express on 15 August 2010, land application of Syarikat Begaraya Sdn. Bhd. was approved on 19 March 1996 by the state government under the leadership of the Chief Minister of the time, Datuk Salleh Tun Said Keruak, two months before Datuk Yong Teck Lee was appointed as Chief Minister on May 28, 1996.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

BN resorts to voter transfer dirty tactics

KOTA KINABALU -The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has queried a voter registration drive here that is allegedly importing new voters into the city.

The party said it had stumbled on the exercise this week where those from other constituencies were being registered as Kota Kinabalu residents which would enable them to be voters in the Api-Api constituency.

SAPP vice-president Wong Yit Ming, who disclosed this, said the exercise appears to be the work of Deputy Chief Minister Dr Yee Moh Chai, the state assemblyman for Api-Api constituency.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Musa's ignorance of what nation building means

By J Lakai

Commenting Musa statement in conjunction of the Malaysia Day, Sept 16 "Contribute to nation building", before talking about nation building, perhaps Musa should review what is his proven track since the past 9 years in office as a CM on what is the consequences of nation building that impacting Sabah for the past 49 years with Malaysia? Musa, is completely know nothing about what is nation building by all means. Musa should stop telling lies and start repenting himself.

Sabah has already come to it's 49 years of independence and today we also celebrating the 49 years of formation of the federation of Malaysia inbetween four countries of North Borneo Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and Malaya by signing the Malaysia Agreement 1963 witnessed by the British.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sabah IC within the jurisdiction of Sabah as autonomous state

KOTA KINABALU, September 20, 2012: The issuance of Sabah identity cards to genuine Malaysians in Sabah is the best solution to overcome the rampant manipulation in giving national identity cards to foreigners through dubious means by those in power.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Treasurer-General, Dullie Haji Marie, said that when SAPP forms the Sabah government after receiving the mandate of the Sabah people in the coming elections, Sabah identity cards will be issued to differentiate one from the dubious document holders and to safeguard the identity and rights of genuine Malaysians in Sabah.

"It must be addressed assiduously with full conviction and political will," he stressed.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

More state seats to local party for autonomy

KOTA KINABALU, September 18, 2012: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has expressed its intention to contest the state seats in Kota Kinabalu and Penampang as well as the Sepanggar parliamentary seat.

"At the moment, pending further discussion with other opposition parties, we are focusing on the state seats in the Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Sepanggar including Api Api …and of course the parliament seats of Sepanggar which is our incumbent," said President Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Borneanisation: PM's rhetoric only to fool Sabahans

By Peter Marajin

When Najib said "he would really like to see more Sabahans becoming heads of Government departments in Putrajaya and at the same time more Malaysians from Semenanjung serving in Sabah" he is only reiterating Kuala Lumpur's fundamental failure to honour the terms of the Malaysian Agreement legally entered by five entities namely - Great Britain, Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, and Sabah in 1963. One of the terms of the Agreement appended under the IGC Report is what is now known as 'Borneanisation of the Federal Service'. Under the Borneanisation programmes all federal posts must be filled up by Sabahans and not West Malaysians.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Amendment of Sabah Land Ordinance to prevent abuse

By Datuk Yong Teck Lee

Kota Kinabalu, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 - The guarantee that no Chief Minister can sign away huge tracts of lands, forests and mines to private interests have been put in place on 17 June 1996 when the Sabah Legislative Assembly transferred the Chief Minister's powers to the Cabinet by amending the Sabah Land Ordinance, the Forest Enactment and the Mining Ordinance.

I was the Chief Minister to move the motion to amend the laws which was passed by the Legislative Assembly.