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Territorial Waters Oil & Gas: A strong voice needed to highlight issue in parliament

KOTA KINABALU, May 5, 2018: The Sabah government must compel the national oil company Petronas to get its approval to continue operating in its territorial waters off the state, economist Zainnal Ajamain said.

He said Sabah, like Sarawak has asserted their rights in the resource-rich territorial waters in the South China Sea by rejecting the Territorial Seas Act 2012 (Act 750).

Zainnal said Sarawak has ordered Petronas to apply for its Mineral Exploration Licence as an implicit way to impose its ownership of the state’s territorial waters.

Sabahans cannot forget about Project IC in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, May 5, 2018: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad appears to be Pakatan Harapan’s biggest liability in Sabah, going by DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang’s remarks about the Mahathir avoiding Sabah in the election campaign, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) secretary general Datuk Richard Yong said.

This was also the reason why PH’s electoral proxy Parti Warisan is keeping its distance from Mahathir.

KK deserves a capable MP, not frog YBs

KOTA KINABALU, May 4, 2018: DAP has only itself to blame now that the party has found itself not having any more “safe” seats in the state, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) election director of operations Melanie Chia said.

She said the Malaya-based opposition party had taken the Sabahans for granted for too long and the situation in the Kota Kinabalu Parliamentary seat was a good example.

Police report lodged on video clip of money distribution to voters

KOTA KINABALU, May 3, 2018: A video clip showing RM50 notes being distributed to a group of people wearing dark blue tee shirts with the Barisan Nasional logo has gone viral and is raising eyebrows among voters here.

Among those who received the 21-second video clip was Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) election director of operations Melanie Chia who said the party would be lodging a police report about it.

Yong to move motion of no-confidence against PM if...

KOTA KINABALU, May 3, 2018: Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee along with six other Gabungan Sabah leaders have filed an appeal against the High Court’s decision to strike out  their legal action against the Prime Minister and the Election Commission.

The group, represented by their counsel Yong Jit Jee, filed their appeal at the High Court Registry at 11am on Thursday.

Hacking attempts and malicious attacks against SAPP originated from Malaya

KOTA KINABALU, May 2, 2018: Hackers are attacking the Google account of the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) as campaigning for the 14th General Election entered its fourth day.

SAPP election director of operations Melanie Chia said the party’s Google account administrator noticed attempted illegal logins from 8.15am on Tuesday.

“We began tracing the origins of these attacks and a bulk of them were from Kuala Lumpur,” she said on Tuesday, attaching a screenshot of the proof of hacking attempt from KL.

Police report lodged against false claim that SAPP candidates paid by BN

KOTA KINABALU, May 2, 2018: Sabah Progressive Party’s (SAPP) Luyang candidate Gee Tien Siong has lodged a police report over lies that the party’s candidates had been paid by the Barisan Nasional.

Gee lodged the report at the Karamunsing police station at 5.38pm on Monday just hours after the conversation in his school’s alumni WhatsApp group.

“I was shocked when a former schoolmate asked me if I had received money from (BN chairman) Najib (Razak),” he said after lodging the report.

SAPP once again a target of dirty tactics

KOTA KINABALU, May 1, 2018: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) appears to be once again a target of dirty tactics as campaigning for the 14th General Election enters its third day.

SAPP deputy president Melanie Chia said a video clip taken inside the Maksak Hall during the April 28 nomination day was another example of how certain groups were resorting to smear tactics against the party.

Vote for a strong voice in Parliament

KOTA KINABALU, April 29, 2018: A walkabout at the popular Gaya Street Fair by Datuk Yong Teck Lee and other SAPP candidates on Sunday became an opportunity for Kota Kinabalu folks to air their grouses about their former elected representatives.

Their main complaint was the ineffectiveness that their former YBs - PKR’s Christina Liew of Api Api and KK MP Jimmy Wong.

“Their complaints was that their elected representatives were never around to hear people's concerns,” said Yong, who is contesting the Kota Kinabalu Parliamentary seat, after the walkabout.

Time for Sabahans to fight for Autonomy

KOTA KINABALU, April 29, 2018: Sabahans have all to gain by backing the local-based Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) that has never wavered in its struggle for what is rightfully due to the state.

That was the message as SAPP, a Gabungan Sabah (GS) component had, as it kicked off its campaign at a ceramah at the Foh Sang commercial area on Saturday.

SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee, who is contesting the Kota Kinabalu Parliamentary seat, said among the party’s core mission is to stand and speak for Sabahans no matter how tough the obstacles were for the party.