PLEASE VOTE FOR SAPP
You will be proven right because
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SAPP's campaign is based on truths and facts, not on lies and myths; SAPP's
struggle is on real issues, not empty slogans; SAPP is here to serve, rain or
shine, and is not a "wind" that is here today and gone tomorrow.
"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country
badly government, wealth is something to be ashamed of." This saying of an
ancient sage is so relevant to our society today.
In contrast to the amassed extreme wealth of some BN-UMNO cronies, SAPP leaders
live an honourable life by modest means among ordinary people of Sabah. It is
Malaysian political reality that KL likes our local Sabah leaders to be weak and
corrupted so that local leaders are easier to control.
Fighting as an underdog in this clash of the titans from outside, SAPP stands up
as the only local party voicing Sabah issues. Without SAPP and our elected
representatives, Sabah's voice will be drowned out in the noises of KL-centric
agenda; everything will be about KL issues and none of Sabah; thereby further
SAPP's elected representatives in Parliament and in the Sabah Legislative
Assembly will make it a "no peace, day or night" for the corrupt and inept
leaders who hold high office in Sabah and their political masters in KL. We will
raise the issue of the mysterious RM 40 million, the loss of 3 million acres of
maritime territory known as oil blocks L & M, the unexplained RM 601 million
loan to a KL project and the doubtful RM 544 million loan taken by the State
government, among others.
SAPP will never return to BN. To do so, would be an unpardonable sin, an act of
surrender of our Sabah autonomy and become once again subservient to the
dictates of KL. SAPP has gone through hell and fire to get out of BN, it is
therefore madness to even think of returning to BN.
Malaysia has a choice ĘC Sabah autonomy or Philippine Sulu claim. The choice is
obvious. PM Najib said we should thank KL and BN for overcoming the Philippine
Sulu intrusion at Lahad Datu. But we ask, who failed us in the first place?
As some Sabahans rightly ask, without KL-support, can Sabah progress? This
mindset has dogged Sabah for 50 years.
My dear Malaysians in Sabah, from the Project IC to the politics of Divide and
Rule, from a failed education system to insecurity, from economic deprivation to
uprooting from native lands, from loss of oil and gas to unfair federal policies
like Cabotage, Sabah has suffered from 50 years of subservience. I do believe
that we should now "ask not what KL can do for Sabah but what KL has done to
Sabah". Is KL the solution to Sabah's problems or is KL the cause of our
dilemma? The facts speak for themselves.
After 50 years, we say "Bangunlah untuk Sabah". Indeed, we can succeed. All the
national parties, namely, Anwar to Hadi of PAS and Lim Kit Siang and Najib of
BN-UMNO, have been forced by Sabahans' uprising to finally concede that the
autonomy and 20 points spirit in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 are valid. Sabahans
can now be proud that we have won the war even before the elections! This
victory is because Sabahans had the courage to stand up and be heard!
Sabah has a lot of catching up to do. SAPP will remove the bureaucratic jam
caused by the over concentration of powers in one man, resulting in a strangle
hold over the economy by cronies. SAPP will make sure that the government
fulfill the duty of public administration to make it easy to comply with the law
and risky to defy. Economic policy should liberalise the economy in order to set
free the capability to grow and prosper that is inherent in humankind; starting
with human empowerment, land reforms and local governance.
Let SAPP's victory on May 5 prove that Sabahans have risen up; that SAPP will
not under any circumstance return to BN, even in the unlikely event that BN
regain power at both the federal and state levels. For it has been a vicious,
condemnable, desperate lie by our enemies that SAPP would return to BN and that
SAPP had received RM80 million (!) from UMNO. Vote SAPP and you will be proven
right. Truths and facts never change, but opinions do.
Let SAPP expose the real culprits behind the SAS fiasco. Let SAPP search for the
truths behind the 1976, June 6 Nomad air crash that killed our top leaders after
that fateful trip at Labuan in relation to the oil agreement. No other political
party dare raise this issue. Let SAPP do it for our campaign is based on truths,
Let SAPP show that Sabah ICs is doable and good for all legitimate Malaysians in
Sabah. Let SAPP show that we have the political will and courage to defend
Sabah's autonomy. In the way that SAPP has, in its brief tenure with political
power, rejected the extension to Sabah of the Local Government Act and Indah
Water Konsortium (IWK). SAPP successfully rejected the increase in gambling
licences. With SAPP at its helm, Sabah successfully regained its authority to
export logs that were previously blocked by the Malaysian Timber Industry Board.
Sabah regained power to jointly manage foreign workers issues and the upholding
of the Sabah Labour Ordinance. Put simply, SAPP will be fearless in defending
Sabah's interests. Sabah can do more, starting with autonomy.
Give Sabah a chance. Give it to SAPP on May 5.
Bangunlah Untuk Sabah! Ini Kali Lah!
Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP)