Tengku Adnan dared to stand in Sepanggar
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 31, 2012: Umno secretary general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan
Mansor was challenged to stand in Sepanggar to prove that the parliamentary seat
is indeed a Barisan,Nasional (BN) stronghold.
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Incumbent Sepanggar member of parliament Datuk Eric Majimbun, who issued the
challenge, said that it would be a shame for Tengku Adnan as he would be
contesting against a 'nobody' in the coming general election.
"Who am I? I am just a nobody while he is the Umno secretary general. I am not
anti-West Malaysians but there are certain people who are just plain arrogant
coming to Sabah using politics and wielding their power to display their
"I believe the people of Sabah know better. They are more mature now," said
Majimbun, the deputy president of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).
"Speaking to reporters at the SAPP Inanam headquarters near here, Majimbun
thanked Tengku Adnan for showing the arrogant attitude of some Kuala Lumpur Umno
leaders, adding that the habitual threat from the party would not hinder SAPP's
continuing effort to free Sabahans from being colonised by them.
Tengku Adnan who was in Tawau to launch the Kalabakan election machinery over
the weekend, had challenged the two members of parliament from SAPP - Majimbun
and Tawau's Datuk Chua Soon Bui - who won the seats on the BN ticket in the last
general election to resign.
He remarked that only by so doing would Chua and Majimbun know whether the
people would continue to support them.
Tengku Adnan also described SAPP's action of pulling out of the BN coalition in
2008 after winning the seats as an act of betrayal against the coalition's
kindred spirit and reminded the other component parties to refrain from
betraying the party although beset with problems.
Majimbun said it was a crying shame for Tengku Adnan to ask Chua and him to
resign their seats being fully aware that the general elections is just around
"If he (Tengku Adnan) thinks he is powerful and influential, he should have
ordered the Perak government to go for by-elections when some of Parti Keadilan
Rakyat (PKR) elected representatives jumped ship to become independents
supporting the BN, or if he really wants to get the people's mandate, he should
order the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) to dissolve Parliament to
pave the way for the 13th general election,” stressed Majimbun.
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