Wednesday, 18 June 2008

SAPP to decide on Friday

Yong and Tawau MP Chua Soon Bui (standing) and other SAPP leaders during the Press Conference on Wednesday.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said the party would hold a supreme council special meeting Friday to discuss whether or not the party would ditch Barisan Nasional.

"Members will be given the floor to speak their minds," he told a Press conference at the party's headquarters in Bornion Centre, Foh Sang near Kota Kinabalu.

After announcing that SAPP would table a no confidence vote against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Yong said: "While SAPP is technically a BN component party, the BN is no more in Sabah. It only exits in from but not in spirit."

Asked if he expected SAPP to be sacked from BN before Friday, Yong stressed that SAPP was willing to bear the consequences.

Yong also ruled out SAPP joining the opposition, Pakatan Rakyat, but admitted having met with Parti Keadilan Rakyat de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Hongkong and Kuala Lumpur.

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