Opponents resorted to lies but dare not come to debate
KOTA KINABALU, April 22, 2013: Any candidate who dare not to engage his or
her opponent in a public debate on pressing issues affecting the nation
and State, has no moral legitimacy to become a people's representative,
said SAPP president Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee.
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Yong who is a candidate for the Likas State constituency stressed this
while reiterating his call to his opponents from Barisan Nasional (BN),
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and DAP, at the party's nightly 'Kopitiam
Ceramah' held at the vicinity of Foh Sang shops, on Sunday night.
"Calun calun BN dan DAP tidak berani menghadapi cabaran-cabaran dan
soalan-soalan tentang isu-isu yang menyusahkan rakyat. Kalau bukan masa
pilihanraya, bila lagi? (BN and DAP candidates dare not to face the
challenges and questions on issues that affect the people. If not during
this election time, when then?)" he asked.
He then called out the names of his opponents one-by-one, urging them to
accept his challenge for a public debate, wither in this venue or venue of
"Hiew King Cheu, Agnes Shim, Jimmy Wong, Junz Wong, Christina Liew, Chin
Su Yin, Dr Yee Moh Chai, Chin Tek Ming, just one debate will do. Maybe
Desah (Demokrasi Sabah) can organize it," he said, while pointing to
Ronnie Charles Klassen, deputy chairman of Desah who was also present at
the occasion, together with his wife, Mary.
"They can come forward to ask me any question they want including those
concerning the accusations which they made against me in the newspapers
and in the Internet and social media using fictitious names.
"Dr Yee Moh Chai must come here, otherwise I will go there (BN ceramah).
He must explain to the people of Sabah what happened to our High Court and
Central Market lands and may others and also the truth behind the SAS
fiasco, instead of putting the blame on me to protect his UMNO bosses.
"If you don't come and answer our questions or even ask us questions, then
the facts speak by itself, that all the things they have been saying are
actually lies," he added.