Friday, 19 September 2008
DAP's J Wong: Now I have friends....
The sole Opposition member in the 60 members Sabah State Legislative Assembly, Jimmy Wong Sze Phin said come the next sitting of the Assembly, he will not be alone in the Opposition benches.
"I am expecting at least four joining me sitting on the front raw of the seats facing across from where the members of the State Cabinet are seated," he told me Friday.
The friends which Wong were referring to are four Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) members of the Assembly, Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah (Tanjong Papat), Datuk Liew Teck Chan (Likas), Melanie Chia Chui Ket (Luyang) and Au Kam Wah (Elopura).
The four YBs will no longer be seated in the Government's side as SAPP had pulled out from the Barisan Nasional Government on Sept 17.
"I will no longer be lonely," Wong said.
Wong and the SAPP leaders are actually no strangers to each others. Wong was one of the founder member of the party headed by former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee.