Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman will be meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to discuss Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah's position as the State Deputy Chief Minister.
Musa said Tan's position was discussed in today's State Cabinet meeting in Kota Kinabalu.
The Chief Minister said Tan, who is also State Infrastructure Development Minister, was present at the meeting. He said the other members of the Cabinet agreed that for now Tan should continue his duties as usual.
Meanwhile, in Tawau the Member of Parliament for Kalabakan Datuk Haji Abdul Ghapur Salleh said Tan should not be allowed to hold on to his government posts now that SAPP was no longer in the Barisan Nasional (BN) fold.
Ghapur said BN could be in trouble if the coalition allowed an independent to hold any position in the government.
He was referring to Tan's statement two days ago in which he likened himself as an independent BN assemblyman and that when he tendered his resignation, Musa told him to continue working instead.
"If such a situation is allowed, I could also calim myself as an independent and hold any position in the government. It shows that everybody could check in and out of BN," Ghapur said.
Musa meeting with Abdullah will be another matter that we will have to wait for the outcome.