Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Bernard Dompok (pix)said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) decision to ditch Barisan Nasional on Sept 17, 2008 was not a `little matter.'
"As far as we (UPKO) are concerned, the effect is not `little', said the UPKO president.
On whether the SAPP's decision would effect affect the national coalition government, Dompok said,"Well I am not going to be arrogant to say that we are not affected at all when any member of our family ditches us."
Whether SAPP is a nuisance to BN, Dompok said." If people follow blindly what big component parties dictate, it is not good, not only for the BN but also for the country."
Dompok had been consistence on UPKO's support to SAPP not to be sacked from BN after Yong announced that his two Members of Parliament would support a motion of no confidence to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
The UPKO's stand will be interesting in the coming days now that SAPP had voluntarily pulled out from BN.