Friday, 20 June 2008

Yong: Endorsed but not pulling out

Yong and his supreme council members at the SAPP special meeting yesterday. Pix by Star

KOTA KINABALU, Fri: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) supreme council today endorsed the decision to support a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday.

“After considering all views, the supreme council decided to endorse the motion,” party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee told reporters after chairing the supreme council emergency meeting.

Yong, however, said there was no decision on the party pulling out of the Barisan Nasional (BN).

Thirty-three of the 35 supreme council members, with the exception of deputy presidents — Sepanggar MP Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun and Likas assemblyman Datuk Liew Teck Chan — who are overseas on official duty, did not attend the meeting held at the party headquarters in Luyang, near here.

The meeting was held to discuss the party’s political direction following the declaration by Yong on Wednesday that the party had lost confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, the BN convened an emergency supreme council meeting in Kuala Lumpur and decided that no action would be taken against SAPP for the moment as it was not clear whether its call for a no-confidence vote in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday against the prime minister was a personal view or that of the party.

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