Tuesday, 8 July 2008
SAPP vice-president Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby.
SAPP STAND DOWN: Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz listens intently to SAPP’s MP for Tawau Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui at his Parliament office after she expressed her party’s desire to shelve the motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister. Chua also delivered a similar message to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia in an earlier meeting. Both pixs from HERE
On Sunday and Monday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee had been telling party's supporters of the wrongs that Barisan Nasional leaders had done to thhe people of Sabah, hence the plan to move vote of no confidence to Prime Minister Datuk Sri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
But yesterday in Parliament, Kuala Lumpur, SAPP Vice President and Tawau member of Parliament Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui announced that SAPP had dropped the move against the Prime Minister.
Wayang kulit of politics. Now let wait what Sepanggar MP and SAPP Deputy President Datuk Eric Majimbun has to say.The following story is from HERE
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sabah Progressive Party's (SAPP) plan to table a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has been shelved.
SAPP vice-president Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui said the party did not want to be blamed if the country's democracy was derailed through unconstitutional means.
"The dynamics of politics has changed over the last two weeks.
"The SAPP does not want to be made the scapegoat if there is an emergency rule or any outcome that affects the public," the Tawau MP said at the Parliament lobby yesterday.
Chua, who appeared in Parliament for the first time yesterday after being absent for two weeks, had earlier met Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.
She said the government also appeared to be doing something about her party's main concern -- the illegal immigrants in Sabah.
She added that the people's voice had been heard.
Chua also dismissed rumours that she was leaving Barisan Nasional to join Pakatan Rakyat.
"I am still in BN."
She explained her absence from parliament sittings because of a back problem.
Meanwhile, Nazri, when approached, said Chua had discussed her absence in parliament over the last two weeks.
"She was concerned about the action the BN would take against her for being absent during the motion on inflation.
"She wanted to know if it would affect her," he said.
Nazri said no action would be taken against her, adding that nine other BN MPs were also absent on that day.
"It's normal for some not to attend as they had their own reasons. Anway, BN carried the day and won the vote."