Excitement of leaving Umno goes on
By Amdee Sidik
The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing Lajim Ukin is quitting UMNO,
followed up by Bongawan Assemblymen Karim Bujang, former Chief Minister Osu
Sukam, Pantai Manis Assemblyman Rahim Ismail, former Banggi Assemblyman Amir
Kahar and former Land and Co-operative Minister Kasitah Gaddam and Deputy
President of UPKO all would be joining Sabah People's Front Party -SPF.
Sabah leaders are now demanding their rights because Federal Government under BN
in particular UMNO has been treating Sabahans unfairly.
Nothing short of excitement in Sabah politics rumors such as this brewing hot
all over. Because its rumors no one can be blamed if it will be forever rumors.
Assumed it happens, how creditable is this maneuver? Will UMNO sink in Sabah?
The very first question is, will these named personalities dare enough to jump
ship? Some had jumped quite a number of times already like Lajim and Amir Kahar.
Many close to Lajim said he (Lajim) wouldn't dare to do it not without a price,
as heap of files is readily on display waiting for the exciting moment - files
means the sort of response from the leaders in power would do, expose the past
deeds. Meaning to say, if a leader like Lajim does it, all but the creation of
UMNO itself, the end game, all is over, all back to square one. And that must
the grand strategy by UMNO.
Look at the other way, if this happens it wouldn't scared UMNO so much, as these
are old faces, some are categorized as political dead wood already, with them or
without them wouldn't change much, many young leaders are on the offing so why
If that is how politics goes in Sabah I shall stick to SAPP I think our leaders
are much more credible and morally decent, even if they are frogs in my party
but I make sure their legs are amputed or else we reject leaders who are going
for self interest, this is my assurance as party leader.
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Sabah voters must be able to make their own fair judgment out of these political
SAPP is not communal political party but for all. There has been tendency other
political parties are pushing SAPP to the wall by saying its a Chinese based
party. I'm one of the leaders prepared to have as lengthy discussion as possible
to rebut the idea.
SAP leaders can lead the Sate Government, let the cynics remind cynical until
Amdee Sidik is Chairman of Citizen Journalist Malaysia and Deputy President of