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Perfect storm brewing at Sabah's eastern border?

KOTA KINABALU, November 25, 2015: Reports of the MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) teaming up with the extremist ISIS and the Abu Sayyaf bandits together with the self-styled Sulu Sultan family is a serious cause for concern, says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee.

"At the same time, the Philippines tolerates, perhaps even encourages, armed groups in their territory that pose a direct security threat to Sabah. The MNLF, Abu Sayyaf and the new comer ISIS had previously been fighting each over territory and power. Countless factions of the Kiram family had also been rivals for the so-called "Sultanate". But combined together, these armed groups pose a perfect storm brewing at our eastern border. This security threat coming from the Southern Philippines is aggravated by their mindset that Sabah belongs to them (the Philippines) and hence they have a legitimacy to be in Sabah ...more

USA chairman: "Reveal full report by Technical Committee"

KOTA KINABALU, November 19, 2015: United Sabah Alliance (USA) or Gabungan Sabah has strongly urged for the full report of the Technical Committee on the illegal immigrants to be made known to the public.

Gabungan’s chairman, Datuk Haji Mohd Noor Haji Mansoor said this following the recent press statements from various quarters regarding the issue.

“It is prudent for the Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, to reveal the full report of the Technical Committee on the illegal immigrants as soon as possible,” said Datuk Mohd Noor.

The public should be informed on what measures the government intends to implement to eradicate this illegal immigrants problem in Sabah.

It is a question of sovereignty of the nation, added Datuk Mohd Noor. It is not something to be taken lightly. When the sovereignty is compromised, then the security of Sabahans are at risk.

“For example, many are of the opinion that the kidnappings in Sabah’s East Coast can be stopped, once the number of the dubious IC holders are reduced. How does one fight the enemy when the enemy lies amidst us?” he quipped.

He further added that maybe with the release of the Technical Committee’s findings, it may also stop others from offering preposterous suggestions such as outright granting of citizenships to third generation illegal immigrants ...more

SAPP Wanita joins Sabah Cheshire Home bazaar fund-raising sales

KOTA KINABALU, November 13, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Women's Movement joined the Sabah Cheshire Home Bazaar fund-raising sales held last Sunday at the latter's premises in Likas.

The charity event was aimed at raising funds to helping Sabah Cheshire Home of the less fortunate because most of the proceeds will be donated to the said home.

Sabah Cheshire Home is a private, non-profit and charitable organisation which provides care for persons with disabilities regardless of race, religion and culture.

According to SAPP women chief Chia Miu Lee, the party's women wing's participation in the charity events aims at promoting a caring attitude in particular to those who are in actual need which is vitally important to develop a critical awareness of our social responsibility at all times which is in line with the SAPP's party culture ...more

Bridging the East-West gap needs more than just Pan-Borneo Highway

KOTA KINABALU, November 2, 2015: Efforts to bridge the disparity between West Malaysia and East Malaysia need than just promising Sabahan the Pan Borneo Highway which will only be completed in 2021.

Sabah Progressive Party Deputy President Melanie Chia said Sabahans waited almost 10 years to get the Bus Rapid Transit for Kota Kinabalu.

The Federal Government had announced a superior public transportation system in the 9th Malaysia Plan (2006-2010) and the establishment of the Public Transport Trust Fund was set up then.

"This grand scheme was proposed when the government increased the petrol prices to the hull and cries of car users and the government then promised that the Public Transport Trust Fund to fund public transport system in the country ...more

PM failed to acknowledge Sabah's right to 40% entitlement

KOTA KINABALU, 24 October, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee today expressed disappointment that the PM's speech today on the 2016 budget did not even acknowledge Sabah's right to the 40% entitlement (net federal revenues derived in Sabah).

"Although it can be argued that the calculation of the quantum of the 40% of net federal revenues derived from Sabah might still take some time, at least, the PM cum Finance Minister, should have acknowledged the matter which has been presented to him earlier his year," said Yong who is a member of the Special Committee on Sabah issues chaired by Sabah Star Chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan ...more

SAPP Policies

SAPP's 17 point Manifesto - Sabah deserves better in terms of more equitable distribution of opportunities, in social, economic and infrastructural development and a better quality of life. [BM][Chinese]

SAPP's Economic Plan for Sabah - SAPP aims to achieve economic prosperity and financial self-reliance for Sabah. Version in [BM] [Chinese]

SAPP's Land Reform Policy - To promote and protect the rights and interests of local natives and other citizens in Sabah [BM][Chinese]

On Oil Royalty - SAPP is not giving up its struggle for more oil royalty payment for Sabah.

SAPP's Eight (8) Points Declaration - Whereas our mission is to establish a trustworthy govt and a progressive ...

SAPP's 14 point memo in 2006 - Time for Direct Preventive Actions

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RCI Report on Immigrants in Sabah
The Birth of Malaysia
Malaysia Agreement Article 1-11
The Original Agreement of Malaysia
Heroes of Kinabalu 神山美烈誌
Schedule 9 of the Federal Constitution

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Twenty points safeguard
20 Perkara
Illegals & IC issues
Bernas Monopoly
No to coal-fired plant
Sabah Gas pipeline
3 million acres oil blocks ceded
The Formation of Msia & Devt in Sabah
Proclamation of Msia 1963...details
Restore Sabah's right to appoint JCs,
Ex-minister: Review 20-point
Supply Sarawak power to Sabah...
Sedition Act 1948
Continental Shelf Act 83 (1966)
Petroleum Development Act 144 (1974)
Petroleum Oil Agreement (1976)


SAPP bid to discuss Sabah claim rejected
Take action against anti-Malaysia elements
Call for Philippines Consulate in Sabah
Get the RM1 billion and solve the QEH debacle
SAPP's objection of coal-fired plants in Sabah
SAPP: Explain the RM 601 loan to KL company
The missing billion ringgit "special grant"
SAPP on SEDIA Bill 2009
SAPP supports the call for the abolishment of Cabotage Policy
Probe illegals having Mykad also
Political Autonomy for Sabah
Sabah Schools still awaiting share of RM30 million
Special fund: Eric wants ACA probe
Oil royalty: SAPP not giving up
Scrap Bernas monopoly on rice
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Sabah IC is a legal and constitutional document

KOTA KINABALU, October 19, 2015: Sabah will finally be able to safeguard its citizenship status from being illegally attained with the empowerment to issue Sabah IC (identification card), said former chief minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

The Sabah IC will enable the state government to filter out any dubious MyKad or IC through a stringent process that will require applicants to provide relevant proof of their birth status. The process will also inadvertently deter disingenuous applications for the states citizenship, explained Yong.

This is a very old problem and we have been discussing how to solve the problem of illegal immigrants or IC many times. Illegal immigrants entering Sabah is a subject that needs the governments holistic action. Sabah must also self-help by the materialization of Sabah IC. Sabah IC is not a new citizenship document, elaborated Yong while stressing that Sabah IC is a legal and constitutional document ...more

Sabah should brace for more cross-border threats

KOTA KINABALU, October 6, 2015: Sabah should brace itself for another period of violent conflict at its eastern border with the Philippines due to the Philippines government`s failure to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee said.

"This failure to pass the BBL to grant autonomy to the Bangsamoro homeland is in contravention of the peace agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebel forces and the Philippines government for which the agreement are sponsored by the Malaysian government ...more

Sabah must emulate Sarawak and recognise UEC immediately

KOTA KINABALU, September 22, 2015: The Sabah government should emulate the bold decision of its Sarawak counterpart in recognizing the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), instead of continue to wait for the much-delayed response from the Federal Government, said Melanie Chia, deputy president for Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

“The Sarawak Government has again flexed her autonomous stance in having her own say in education. The prelude to this had been a series of request from the state government demanding for increase in oil royalty culminating in the recent full autonomy talk with the Federal Government.

“The Sarawak state government in making this historical decision has exercised authority under the power of the state government and outlined clearly the effects and implementation of this decision made at the state level ...more

SAPP's autonomy struggle proven correct

KOTA KINABALU, September 21, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee said his party's struggle for autonomy has been proven correct even by their political opponents.

"Our struggle for autonomy is and has always been correct. Our political opponents criticised 'Sabah autonomy' as not possible, not practical, it all depends on Kuala Lumpur (KL) and so on. But now even Malayan parties have accepted Sabah's autonomy.

"In today's newspapers we read that law experts, professors and political veterans have agreed that autonomy is the way forward to save Malaysia. Now more people are waking to the window of opportunity that SAPP has been talking about since 2008," he said.

He said this in his speech during the SAPP Kota Kinabalu/Penampang Zone annual general meeting held at the Hakka Hall in Tanjung Lipat, Sunday ...more

PM statement confirms non-compliance of MA63

KOTA KINABALU, September 18, 2015: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak`s announcement of ensuring that 90 percent of Sabah teaching force would be local born Sabahans within the next three years again confirmed the non-compliance of the 1963 Malaysia Agreement, said Edward Dagul, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Deputy President.

"Borneonisation is an integral part of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and should have been complied with from the date of formation of the federation of Malaysia," he said.

"Our Right as Sabahan were ignored by the federal authorities for years. Then suddenly, The PM magnaimously announced it as if it was a special gift to the people of Sabah.

"This continue mind twisting overtures from federal leader need to stop. The fact that the PM is merely adhering to the Borneonisation of the civil service clause of the MA63 should not coated and seen to be a generous gesture," he said.

Edward was commenting on the speech made by the Prime Minister during the 52nd Malaysia Day celebration held in Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday.

In fact, it should not be exclusive to the education to all areas of the civil service across the board ...more

USA: Time to unite Sabah parties

KUNDASANG, September 1, 2015:  The United Sabah Alliance (USA) started off with Sabah Day celebrations on August 31, to press for the recognition of the true interpretation of independence among the people of Malaysia, especially Sabahans.

The event was participated by about two thousand supporters held to mark Sabah’s 52 years of independence from colonial rule, organised by newly formed coalition called United Sabah Alliance (USA).

Those present included veteran politician-cum-USA chairman Datuk Hj Mohd Noor Mansoor, Sabah Star chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, APS chairman Datuk Wilfred Bumburing, SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee and GPS chairman Datuk Kalakau Untol ...more

Postcard launch tribute to mountain guide heroes

KOTA KINABALU, August 29, 2015: A special 'Postcard' launching was held on August 28 to commemorate the earthquake on 5th June 2015 which killed many people including 4 mountain guides was organised by local NGO Sabah Youth Solidarity.

The postcards depicting Sabah's mountain guides' bravery and selflessness who risked their lives in protecting their guests during the deadly 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Ranau.

This spirit inspires all the people of Sabah and when floods swept mud and debris across the area of Kota Belud and Ranau, people from all walks of life regardless of race and religion came together in solidarity to help these victims.

SYS hopes that through this postcard campaign could put across the message of our Sabahan spirit and solidarity ...more

SAPP leaves it to its members on Bersih rally

KOTA KINABALU - Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) says it is up to its members whether they want to join Bersih 4.0 rally.

SAPP supreme councillor Yong Yit Yoong said that members are free to join at their own free will as individuals but they are not allowed to use SAPP as their platform because this rally is organised by the Sabah Bersih which supposedly to be non-political and by the people.

He said that SAPP members had joined Bersih events in the past and did not fly the party's flag as it would be a disrespect to the hard work and effort by the rally organisers.

SAPP will be involved in a prior commitment with United Sabah Alliance and other NGOs where a series of events that starts from 29th August till 31st August at its final destination in Kundasang celebrating 52 years of Independence Day for Sabah themed "Sabah Day 2015". Therefore, Yong said, some events will definitely clash with the rally date ...more

Max, be honest to us Sabahans

KOTA KINABALU, August 27, 2015: The Minister YB Datuk Dr Maximus' statement appeared that he had put himself into the 'chicken or the egg first dilemma', or he is not honest to the Sabahans who are highlighting their pleas and seeking their rightful place in the country Malaysia which was jointly formed by Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak and Singapore in 1963, says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president Melanie Chia Chui Ket in a statement yesterday.

"One the one hand, he said Sabah should have more autonomy but on the other hand, he is stressing that without Federal funding, it will not be possible to carry out planned projects in Sabah ...more

United Sabah Alliance "Sabah Day" Do

KOTA KINABALU, August 22, 2015: United Sabah Alliance (USA) a grouping of local political parties and local NGOs will jointly organize the celebration of Sabah's 52nd year of Independence on August 31 at Kundasang Town, said Japiril Suhaimin in a press conference today.

He said the organising committee has held a series of meetings previously and had already made preparations for the event. He added that the celebration of "Sabah Day" is not only an opportunity to establish rapport among the Sabah local opposition parties and NGOs but also intends to provide assurance and restore the confidence of local and foreign tourists to visit Kundasang as a tourist destination ...more

Petition may go all the way to UN after federal rejects appeal

KOTA KINABALU, August 21, 2015: Two former civil servants have lost their final appeals to sue and compel the Federal and Sabah governments to implement the Borneonisation policy in the civil service.

The two men, ex-police inspector Bernard Fung Fon Chen, 73, and former teacher Mohd Nazib Maidan, 38, exhausted all their legal avenues yesterday after the Federal Court dismissed their application for leave to appeal against a Court of Appeal decision.

The policy provided the special rights for Sabahans and Sarawakians to be appointed to the top posts in the civil service of both states.

In the judgment dated Feb 1, 2013, the Court of Appeal had agreed with the Federal and Sabah governments that both men had no locus standi to sue them ...more

Six months window of opportunity for Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, August 20, 2015: The six months that Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak has given himself to resolve the 1MDB issue is a window of opportunity for Sabah and Sarawak to complete the "autonomy talks" to transfer federal powers and funds back to Sabah and Sarawak, says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

Whether this six month period is meant for 1MDB to pay off its loans or for it to clean up the mess before the PM leaves, either way, it is possible that the PM has decided to leave after his self-imposed grace period of six months ...more

Harris got it wrong again on NBT, SAS

KOTA KINABALU, August 20, 2015: "Tan Sri Harris Mohd Salleh is getting it wrong again in claiming that the transactions between Warisan Harta concerning NBT shares caused "many investors to lose their savings of about RM 300 million. There is no such thing", said SAPP information Chief Chong Pit Fah when asked to comment on Harris's claims that SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee had caused the losses of RM300 million to investors when Datuk Yong was the Chief Minister almost 20 years ago.

"l remember clearly that at a debate between Harris and Yong in October 2013 at the Sabah Golf and Country Club, Harris asked and Yong replied about the same issue, Yong even showed newspaper cuttings of the defamation trial between Yong and former Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr. Yee Moh Chai, Harris had seemed satisfied with Yong's answers that there was no losses incurred by investors in the so-called Warisan Harta /NBT shares issue," ...more

New DPM reminded of his promise on Tanduo incursion

KOTA KINABALU, August 19, 2015: The chaos and climate of mutual suspicions within the BN stirred by the Deputy Prime Minister's revelation of an UMNO plotter, who is an MP, to topple the BN government is reminiscent of another of his disclosures in 2013 that he would reveal the identity of three opposition leaders allegedly behind the February 2013 Sulu incursion at Tanduo Lahad Datu, said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee in a press statement yesterday.

"Datuk Zahid, as the then defence minister, had on April 27, 2013 on the eve of early polling by security personnel during the last general elections, similarly alleged that he had evidence of three opposition leaders, one of whom he said is from Sabah, being behind the 2013 Sulu Intrusion. He had said that his (Defence) Ministry had identified the three culprits behind the armed intrusion by Sulu terrorists. He said that action would only be taken against the three opposition leaders after the general election ...more

Resolve the Sabah PTI problems first before considering Bangladeshis

KOTA KINABALU, August 19, 2015: The silence of the RCI Technical working committee to reveal the findings and the recommendations of the committee begs the question on what are the priorities of the Sabah BN leadership, said Edward Dagul, SAPP Deputy President in a press statement issued yesterday.

“It has been more than a month since we made the call to the RCI technical working committee led by Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan to make known to the people of Sabah what are the outcome of the findings and recommendations of the committee are, stated Edward.

“Has this problem been reduced to a non critical issue? Is it an issue that can be delayed indefinitely?

It has taken Sabahans more than a decade to see the eventual formation of the RCI on the illegal immigrants problem in Sabah. Now that the RCI has concluded its findings, the people are eagerly awaiting on what and how the government intends to implement programmes, in order to alleviate Sabah’s perennial problem. It is disheartening to note that there seems to be no further progress from the government to resolve the illegal immigrant problem in Sabah ...more

Sabah was once a country

KOTA KINABALU, August 10, 2015: Sabahans should never forget that our State was once a country from August 31, 1963, before the formation of the Federation of Malaysia on September 16, 1963.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Vice Youth Chief Yong Yit Yoong said the history and education on the formation of Malaysia was downplayed.

“The Federal Government should stop counting from 1957 and start counting from 1963 throughout Malaysia, not only in Sabah.”

Yong, who is also SAPP Supreme Councillor, said that during a Black Sunday 2.0 gathering organized by the party at Gaya Street here yesterday.

Around 30 people from various non-governmental organizations and local parties, including non-political parties, joined in the gathering ...more

Time for full autonomy for Sabah, Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU, August 1, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee said now is the time for full autonomy for Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners to Malaya. "With full autonomy, Sabah (and Sarawak) would not be made to bear the RM600 billion debt of the Federal government incurred as a result of over spending on projects in Malaya," ...more

Sabah govt's silence on 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers worrying

KOTA KINABALU, August 1, 2015: If Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan can respond to my query on the proposed opening up of Sabah ports to China investors, why is the government completely silent on the disturbing news of the 1.5 million new foreign workers from Bangladesh? ...more

Yong: I never took away 900,000 acres of land and did not abolish the 400,000 Yayasan share certificates

KOTA KINABALU, July 26, 2015: In referring to Tan Sri Harris Salleh’s statement on Saturday in the Daily Express, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said: "It is a sign of a confused man to say that I, through my, “(Yong’s) actions in taking away over 900,000 acres (of land) reserved for Sabahans and the abolition of over 400,000 Yayasan Shares certificates” ...more

Sabah should reject influx of 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers

KOTA KINABALU, July 26, 2015: The Sabah government should firmly reject the importation of Bangladeshi workers into Sabah from among the 1.5 million workers to be brought in to Malaysia starting later this year, says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee, on Saturday...more

SAPP leaders humiliated and ridiculed by Junz Wong's lie

KOTA KINABALU, 25 July 2015: DAP Likas Assemblyman Junz Wong's publication of the Consent Judgement and his retraction and apology in his FaceBook account of the allegation made against Datuk Yong Teck Lee for having received RM50 million from the Prime Minister Datuk Najib Razak before the 13th General Election had also brought great relief to Melanie Chia, SAPP Deputy President and the former Luyang State Assemblywoman ...more

Sabah might get additional 7 seats or more

KOTA KINABALU, 24 July 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) took the initiative to arrange a courtesy call to the director's office of the Election Commission here to get some answers on the status of the redelineation exercise by the department.

The exercise to redraw electoral boundaries is supposed to be carried out once every eight years to cater to development and the increase in the number of voters which was supposed to start last year.

The courtesy call which was led by Japiril Suhaimin, who is SAPP vice president and Treasurer-General, was told by the EC Director Datuk Hj Md Idrus Ismail during the meeting that the new redelineation exercise issue that had stalled since April 2014 because the EC had to concentrate its attention on the delineation of 11 new areas in Sarawak state assembly which automatically will be dissolved in June 2016 ...more

DAP assemblyman's retraction and apology to Yong for RM50 million lie

KOTA KINABALU, July 24, 2015: DAP’s Likas Assemblyman Junz Wong has published a retraction and apology over the rumours spread by DAP that SAPP Yong Teck Lee had received RM50 million from BN during the last general election. This retraction and apology by DAP Likas Assemblyman Junz Wong was published in advertisements in the Chinese newspapers, See Hua Daily News and OCDN.

The apology was also for the defamation which was also spread during the last General Elections through the social media by Junz Wong through his facebook account that Yong had worked out a RM50 million deal with BN, a vicious and dirty tactic employed by DAP to achieve their politics. Apology is made following a Court Order made on 3 December 2014 on Junz Wong ...more

"Tan Sri Harris, are you not a Sabahan too?"

KOTA KINABALU, July 23, 2015: Ex-Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris should not be cursed for failing to claim the "40% entitlement" contained in the federal constitution. There have been 6 Prime Ministers, 9 federal finance ministers, 13 Sabah Chief Ministers and 9 Sabah Finance ministers. There have been countless officers at the Attorney General Chambers and finance ministries at both state and federal levels responsible for drawing up the budgets, says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee ...more

"40 per cent entitlement" Oct 23 Budget Day

KOTA KINABALU, July 21, 2015: The issue of the 40% revenue entitlement collected by the federal government to be reimbursed to Sabah has already been studied by a team led by Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan. This "40% entitlement" has been scrutinised by constitutional law experts engaged by Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman. Presentations have been made by lawyers at the recent UMS Forum organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A follow up, closed-door discussion with Datuk Anifah, Dr. Jeffrey, lawyer Tuan Hj. Ansari Abdullah, academic Zainal Ajamain, myself and others had gone through all the issues relating to the "40% entitlement" under the federal constitution, said Datuk Yong Teck Lee, president of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) ...more

Keep Sabah ports in 'Sabahans' hands

KOTA KINABALU, July 20, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) calls on the Chief Minister and the Sabah Minister of Infrastructure to clarify press reports that Sabah's ports, especially the container port at Sepanggar, will be open to investors from China ...more

STAR, SAPP and APS leaders call on veteran Sabah political leader Datuk Hj. Mohd Noor on Hari Raya Aidilfitri

KOTA KINABALU, July 18, 2015: Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan(STAR), Datuk Kalakau Untol( APS) and Datuk Yong Teck Lee with other SAPP leaders, visited the residence of former minister of Finance, Datuk Mohd Noor Mansoor in Putatan on Friday, the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Mohd Noor is also chairman of the United Sabah Alliance, a grouping of Sabah-based opposition parties and NGOs which was formed in March 2015.

The group also met with Star Sabah Chairman cum Bingkor Assemblyman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan as well as Datuk Kalakau Untol( APS) ...more

Solidarity for Sabah, SAPP Tandek's humanitarian touch

RANAU, July 14, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Tandek recently distributed humanitarian aid in the form of rice and mineral water to earthquake and mudslide victims in Ranau.

A convoy of two 4-wheel drive vehicles, an SUV as well as a 10-ton lorry laden for 13 tons containing of rice, 600 cartons of bottled water had traveled to the distribution site escorted by two police outriders from Kota Marudu.

The said humanitarian aid was a mission carried out in collaboration with Tung Fatt Lion Dance Association (Bumiputra), Kota Marudu ...more

SAPP Youth hosts Bubur Lambuk charity event

KOTA KINABALU, July 5, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) today organised another "Bubur Lambuk" charity program in Kota Kinabalu, after receiving positive feedback from a recent charity program held on 27 June 2015 in Kundasang.

According to SAPP Youth Chief Jamain Sarudin, this program was aimed at preserving and promoting the ‘spirit of solidarity’ among Sabahans which was seen during the catastrophic earthquake in Ranau Kundasang, where people from all walks of life came together to help the victims.

The said charity program held here distributed 1,000 packs of porridge called "Bubur Lambuk" to residents around Kota Kinabalu for breaking of fast in the month of Ramadhan ...more

Legal actions against govt if 999 leases not restored to owners

KOTA KINABALU, June 30, 2015: Legal actions can be initiated by land owners whose rights have been arbitrarily and without valid reason trampled upon by the government. Before the 2013 general elections, land owners at Sandakan, Kudat and Lahad Datu have brought to our attention cases of their 999-land leases been revoked and replaced with a mere 99-lease backdated to the date of issue of the original title. This prompted SAPP to include in the manifesto that 999-year leases shall be reinstated.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said the latest case concerns a family homestead at Cecily (Pei Ying School area) Sandakan whose 999-year land title effective 12 November 1913 was suddenly, without notice and without valid reason revoked and replaced with a 99-year lease. There is not even any sub-division of land in this case. ...more

Why the silence from the PTI Technical Committee

KOTA KINABALU, June 30, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has aired concern that the proposals submitted to the Technical committee on Immigrant Management has not been deliberated on and that the whole exercise was just another Barisan Nasional wayang kulit. Edward Dagul, SAPP Deputy President said this in a press statement issued yesterday ...more

Yong: School bus operators provide great public service

KOTA KINABALU, June 29, 2015: School bus operators are praised for their good performance in providing quality service to students who depend on them to get to and from school from their homes.

Its advisor, Datuk Yong Teck Lee said bus operators' responsibility including the safety, punctuality and comfort of the students are important while ensuring that all students are accounted for at each and every trip.

"Your service has made it possible for many parents and guardians to carry on their work and businesses with the confidence that their children are well taken care of during their trips to and from schools," he said ...more

What is Malaysia doing about the Philippine stake over Sabah again

KOTA KINABALU, June 20, 2015: Malaysia must wake up to the dangers of the emotions of Filipinos being stirred up by the Philippines government's persistent claim on Sabah, says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee. "This is because the Philippines have once again launched a propaganda campaign to lift the expectations of the Filipino people that they have a chance of grabbing Sabah," ...more

Unfreeze accounts of companies cleared

KOTA KINABALU, June 17, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to quickly release bank account of companies that has been cleared after investigations during the "Ops BS". Vice President cum Information Chief, Chong Pit Fah said SAPP lauded the action by the MACC in the conducting the massive operations against corruption in Sabah. The operations had resulted in more than 1,000 bank accounts of companies in Sabah being frozen to facilitate investigations since end of last month ...more

SAPP proven right in not joining PR

KOTA KINABALU, June 15, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has been proven right in not joining the opposition front, Pakatan Rakyat (PR), which not only failed to fight for Sabah's autonomy and rights but also has ceased to exist due to internal conflicts.

Its President Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee (pic) said top Pakatan leaders themselves had confessed that the opposition coalition no longer existed.

"SAPP was challenged by top Pakatan leaders to join Pakatan claiming that 'only Pakatan can defeat BN'. But where is Pakatan today? What has happened to the Pakatan YBs who were elected? ...more

Local donations for earthquake victims

KUNDASANG: June 11, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) yesterday visited Kampung Mesilou to hand over donations to the victims.

Its JKKK chairman Japudin Gandipal, Village chief Tony Gabintal and a couple of villagers were present to receive them. Kampung Mesilou, about 2 km from Kundasang town where some parts of the roads are sinking deeper every hour and water pipes cracking are visible as small tremors continue to occur every few hours.

The SAPP group was led by its party Treasurer-General Japiril Suhaimin, who is also SAPP chief for Kundasang handed donations in the form of rice, packet noodles, cooking oil and some cash ...more

Go after mountain nudists without fear

KOTA KINABALU, June 10, 2015: The authorities should take stern action against the mountain nudists without fear, said former chief minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

“Their vulgarities and nude acts bordering on group orgy at Mount Kinabalu has deeply hurt the dignity of their hosts, the Sabah people, and the awe and respect that people have for the majestic mountain that we call Kinabalu, the symbol of the unity of the Sabah people," he said.

"The mountain nudists have deliberately and maliciously desecrated our national symbol and the beliefs of local people towards the mountain."

Yong said that instead of showing remorse, the mountain nudists have instead continued to spew insults at Sabah ...more

Apportion GST revenue to state, local govts

KOTA KINABALU, June 5, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee has proposed channeling part of the revenue collected from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) directly to the state governments and let them decide how to use the money.

Yong suggested that out of the six per cent GST, two per cent should go to the Federal Government, two per cent to the state governments and two per cent to the local governments.

Yong pointed out that the state governments always had to apply for allocation from the Federal Government.

However, he said the Federal Government might not be able to grant the total amount which the state governments applied for ...more

Parliamentary reforms should restore 1963 spirit of Malaysia formation

KOTA KINABALU, Thursday 22 May 2015: SAPP deputy president, Edward Dagul, said that the documentary evidence, including parliamentary records or Hansard, point towards the intention to ensure that Malaya should not have a 2/3 control over Parliament. It was because of the fear of an over dominant Malaya vis a vis the Borneo territories and Singapore that in 1963, it was a deliberate intention of the founding fathers that Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore shall have more than one third of the MP seats in the new Malaysian parliament ...more

Yong: Give Sabah a chance

KOTA KINABALU, May 20, 2015: "Ban barter trading", "CCTVs not clear", "community to be blamed", "suspected inside job", "kidnap happened in between police shifts," "we cannot have a patrol boat every 100 meter," big ransom sum demanded," "long coastline" are some responses of security officials who never cease to amuse the people. Instead of protecting barter traders and resort operators, our police are asking them to close down ...more

Ocean King kidnap: authorities done their best, so now how?

KOTA KINABALU, May 15, 2015: The audacity of the cross border kidnappers to strike at the heart of Sandakan on the mainland of Sabah during curfew hours shows the contempt that these foreign gunmen have for our security forces.

Once again, the foreign intruding gunmen have inflicted so much humiliation on Malaysia that neither a ministerial "resignation in disgrace" nor another "RM500 offer to slap Home Minister" will be enough to appease the anger of Sabahans or restore the confidence of the people towards the authorities in securing Sabah.

As usual and again, while the government and Home Minister only lose face, it is Sabahans who pay the heavy price, in every sense of the word "price" ...more

Yong: Rejection of PI/Sulu Claim on Sabah must be resolute and unambiguous

KOTA KINABALU, May 12, 2015: Malaysia and Sabahans total rejection of the Philippines/Sulu claim on Sabah must be resolute, unambiguous and firm and backed by solid actions on the security, economic and diplomatic fronts. But, instead of being clear and firm, the Malaysian government seems to have sent a disastrously wrong signal to the Philippines that Malaysia is willing to entertain the idea of the possible inclusion of Sabah (and Sarawak) into the proposed Bangsamoro republic ...more

Peaceful protest on Sabah's issues by SAPP Youth

KOTA KINABALU, May 11, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Youth staged a peaceful gathering to highlight issues such as Borneonisation, Cabotage policy, Good and Services Tax (GST) and increased cost of living at Gaya Street, Sunday.

The supporters, numbering about 30,were seen about 9.30am carrying banners and placards asking for Sabahans’ rights to be protected, Sabah Identification Cards, abolishment of the cabotage policy, Borneonisation issues and GST.

The close to 20-minute peaceful assembly ended when they were directed by police personnel to disperse.

According to SAPP Youth Chief Jamain Sarudin, they were having a peaceful demonstration to highlight to the public several issues that are burdening Sabahans ...more

Explain how Mat Malaya got off the drugs hook

KOTA KINABALU, May 10, 2015: To restore public confidence on law enforcement authorities and the justice system, the police has a responsibility to promptly solve the case of the alleged shooting of a mechanic at Inanam by Mat Malaya also known as Mohd Jusnaidi, reportedly a brother of an ex-federal minister Datuk Noh Omar ...more

No peace at Mindanao, Sabah should prepare for worse yet to come

KOTA KINABALU, April 27, 2015: Sabah should prepare for the worse yet to come out of the likely breakdown in peace efforts in the Southern Philippines, said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee. He said political and security developments in the Philippines over the last one week revealed that, even with the direct intervention of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), the warring factions of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front had not been able to reach a consensus on the Bangsamoro Basic Law to create a Bangsamoro homeland in Mindanao ...more

Borneonisation case, justice delayed is justice denied

KOTA KINABALU, April 10, 2015: "The indefinite postponement of the Borneonisation case between two Sabahan ex-public servants and the federal and Sabah state governments is a classic case of "justice delayed is justice denied", said ex-Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

"The Federal Court had earlier fixed April 13 as the hearing date in Kota Kinabalu to determine the issue of locus standi of ex-policeman Bernard Fung Fon Chen and ex-teacher Nazib Maidan to bring the civil suit against the Federal and State governments. But we have been informed by the lawyers Peter Marajin and Ken Yong that the case has been "vacated" or "dikeluarkan" from the list of cases to be heard on April 13. No other date has been set for this case.

Fung and Nazib have in 2011 initiated legal action to compel the Federal Government to implement the promise of Borneonisation of the public services in Sabah (and Sarawak) as provided for in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 ...more

Return post to Sabahan call

KOTA KINABALU, April 2, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) wants the new director post of the Sabah Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) to be given to a Sabahan.

SAPP Kota Kinabalu youth chief Dexter Chin said priority should be given a Sabahan to hold the director post at LKIM or any government post in Sabah.

He said the Barisan Nasional government as well as government agencies should be sensitive to the needs of the people of Sabah.

"Is there no one from Sabah who is capable to hold such director posts? What is lacking with the people of Sabah?" he asked after handing a memorandum to LKIM during a peaceful gathering at the LKIM office in Alam Mesra, Jalan Sulaman here yesterday ...more

City Hall needs to upkeep Central Market

KOTA KINABALU, April 2, 2015: City Hall needs to upkeep the hawkers' area at the Central Market here which is now a place of choice for the people to look for non-GST goods. Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Deputy President, Melanie Chia said that since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has materialised, the least the government can do was to ensure the business infrastructure and amenities were being well maintained ...more

"Yes, I will apologise if"

KOTA KINABALU, March 27, 2015: Sabah DAP demanded my apology for commenting on DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang's call for a unity government with UMNO and other parties of the political divide. I will apologise if DAP can show how my statement of March 23 can twist Lim Kit Siang's statement (as quoted by Sabah DAP) posted on his blog two days later on March 25 which repeated Lim's call for a new coalition government  ...more

Foo tells 'ignorant' Chan to ask Jimmy Wong for truth

KOTA KINABALU, March 26, 2015: "If Sabah DAP Vice Chairman Chan Foong Hin really wants to know more about the term of Datuk Yong Teck Lee as Chief Minister for two years from 1996 to 1998, almost 17 years ago, all that Chan needs to do is ask his Sabah DAP Chief Jimmy Wong Sze Phin. Since it was so long ago, maybe Chan has forgotten this inconvenient truth.

Some of the things that Datuk Yong did for Sabah was the granting of lands to independent schools and to religious organisations in Sabah, including to give lands to schools for financial sustenance, a meritorious, non-racial civil service and security in Sabah by enhancing peace and development in the East Asean Growth Area.

"Jimmy Wong was an active Supreme Councillor of SAPP and close to Datuk Yong at all the times that Datuk Yong was Chief Minister", said Foo Fook Ming, who was a political secretary to Datuk Yong when Yong was Chief Minister. (Pic: An old photograph of Jimmy Wong with Harris and other Bersekutu leaders) ...more

Malaysia's future in "one country, two systems", no more "two-parties system"

KOTA KINABALU, March 24, 2015: The breakup of Pakatan Rakyat shows that the so-called "two-parties system" is a fallacy in Malaysia. The way forward for Malaysia is a "one country, two systems". This means that Malaya and its states can do what it wants, including the imposition of a religious theocratic state. But the Borneo territories of Sabah and Sarawak can exercise full autonomy in a "one-country, two-systems" within the federation of Malaysia whereby Borneo can insulate itself from the racial and religious extremism that is toxic to nation building.

It is hollow for Sabah DAP to "cut ties with PAS". If DAP is sincerely remorseful about their links with PAS, then DAP should leave the Selangor State government that includes PAS. And the DAP-led Penang government should remove PAS from its government ranks.

Sabah DAP should not think that their "cutting of ties" with PAS would absolve them from all the lies and false promises that they have made to the people. The DAP lies have now come back to haunt the party. PAS did not lie about hudud. It was DAP that lied to the people about hudud ...more

Borneonisation promise has been reneged

KOTA KINABALU, March 11, 2015: If Sabahans are not allowed to take the Borneonisation case to the courts, then they may have to petition the United Nations or initiate legal action in the United Kingdom. Former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee said the Borneonisation of the public services in Sabah was a clear-cut promise and undertaking in the Malaysia Agreement 1963. "The same promise of Borneonisation (by the first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman and others) was repeated many times in newspapers and official documents to lure Sabah and Sarawak to form Malaysia ...more

United Sabah Alliance formed

KOTA KINABALU, March 11, 2015: Sabah opposition parties band together to save state from extremism

Four Sabah-based opposition parties have formed an alliance, calling themselves the United Sabah Alliance, or USA, in short.

Led by former state Finance Minister Datuk Mohd Noor Mansoor, the new alliance members comprised United Borneo Front (UBF), Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), State Reform Party Sabah (Star Sabah) and Sabah Reform Movement (APS).

USA will combat efforts and threats posed by racial extremists in the state.

Parliament should censure government and minister for fanning racial sentiments

KOTA KINABALU, February 5, 2015: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s statement on boycotting Chinese traders who refuse to lower the prices of goods and that this was seen as an act of sabotage to create public anger against the government is utterly irresponsible and dangerous of a minister, says Sabah Progressive Party Deputy President Melanie Chia Chui Ket ...more

Even EPF Sabah filled with p'sula officers

KOTA KINABALU, January 31, 2015: Peninsular Malaysians now it seems not only snap up teaching positions in Sabah but also fill up officer positions in the Employee Provident Fund's local office.

These claims were made by Sabah Progressive Party Deputy President Amde Sidik, Friday, putting the trend down to the lack of the Borneonisation spirit.

His claim came following a query to the EPF as to why officer positions are being filled up by those from the peninsula while many Sabahans with diplomas and degrees were never given promotion.

"The usual reason is that peninsula officers had a high-quality performance record compared to Sabahans," said Amde on the EPF response...more

Education ministry has thrown the Malaysia Agreement into the dustbin

KOTA KINABALU, January 29, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said the Malaysia Agreement is explicit that the Borneonisation of the civil service is a binding obligation on the Malaysian government. But, instead of gradually implementing Borneonisation of the civil service by replacing West Malaysian teachers with Sabah teachers, it seems that the government is speeding up the complete Malayanisation of the civil service in Sabah, especially in education and religion for whatever hidden agenda ...more

SAPP to pact with Sabah local parties next elections

KOTA KINABALU, January 22, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee compared that the party dissolution of 149 branches to the planting of padi - reverse is actually progress. Yong said that the Supreme Council decision on January 21 to close down 149 mostly inactive branches is to "re-allocate resources, manpower, time and energy" to constituencies where SAPP has better chances of contesting and winning in the next general elections.  Yong reasoned that, since SAPP is forming a pact with two other Sabah local parties and other NGOs, it follows that SAPP will not contest as many seats as in the last general elections because some constituencies will be contested by our partners in the Sabah parties coalition ...more

Barring schoolgirl wearing 'baju kurung' is stupid

COMMENT by Amde Sidik

I'm disgusted with this affair, Britney Nicole, from Long Semadoh, Lawas barred from attending a form three class at SMK Seri Mutiara, Cheras because she was wearing a 'baju kurung'.

I can only say, we find the most stupid authority and we have the most stupid people that run the school.

With this behaviour running public institution, would do nothing good for Malaysia.

Only Malay schoolgirl can wear baju kurung? I’ve never heard any other places in the world that a race like Malay has an exclusive right to school dresses or any dresses, not even the apartheid government in South Africa fifty years or so ago ...more

KK City mayor on meritocracy, not on race

KOTA KINABALU, January 10, 2015: SAPP believes that the extension of the current term of incumbent Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir for one year should be based on merits and not on racial grounds. All city halls face a wide variety of challenges that affect ordinary people directly. Similarly, the KK City Mayor's job is an unenviable task that requires the goodwill of the people and a strong team in City Hall. Datuk Abidin's four-year tenure has been relatively calm and we wish him all the best in carrying out his duties in the coming year ...more

Priority should be given to Sabah youths in Sabah teachers college

KOTA KINABALU, January 10, 2015: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Youth Movement yesterday handed a memorandum to the Sabah Education Director Datuk Jame Alip to urge for Sabah youths to be given priority in entering the teaching profession at local teacher colleges in Sabah so as to fill the gap of local teachers in our primary and secondary schools in Sabah.

Based on the press statement recently it mentioned that out of more than 38,000 teachers in Sabah, 11,000 or 29% of whom are teachers from the Peninsula. About 3,000 teachers are from Kelantan and Terengganu where this states adversely affected by massive floods recently, causing the school opening to be postponed for a week in the whole of Malaysia ...more

Sabah should get more MP seats in review of electoral boundaries

KOTA KINABALU, January 9, 2015: "There are now 25 MP seats in Sabah, an increase of 9 from the original 16 MP seats in 1963 (or 56.2% increase). In Sarawak, there are now 31 MP seats, an increase of 7 from its 1963 number of 24 (up 29.1%). But in Malaysia as a whole, the number of MPs for Peninsula Malaysia has increased disproportionately by 59.6%. This is partly the result of Malaya taking over Singapore's quota of MP seats after Singapore left Malaysia in 1965 ...more

Air Asia Crash: More Damage Control Needed

KOTA KINABALU, January 2, 2015: More damage control is urgently needed if Sabah were to mitigate losses caused by the tragic air crash of Air Asia flight QZ8501, says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee. "It does not matter that the ill fated air craft was flying from Indonesia to Singapore and that flight QZ8501 was an Air Asia Indonesian, not Malaysian, operation as claimed by Sabah tourism minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, in news reports today."

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