Thursday, March 11, 2010

SAPP denies teaming up with Ibrahim Ali

The two Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) MPs have denied links with Pasir Mas MP Ibrahim Ali, who claims to lead the 'independent bloc' in the Dewan Rakyat.

sapp chua soon bui eric majimbun 110310In a statement today, its president Yong Teck Lee stressed that two MPs - Eric Majimbun (Sepanggar) and Dr Chua Soon Bui (Tawau) - were Sapp members and not independents.

“They are from Sapp representing Sabah interests. Ibrahim racist chauvinism is totally contrary to Sapp's non-racial politics,” he said.

He was referring to Malaysiakini's exclusive interview with Ibrahim, published yesterday, where he claimed Majimbun and Chua would join him and four former PKR MPs in the 'independents bloc'.

Yong said these four former MPs, along with Ibrahim, had no credibility and would be rejected by voters in the upcoming general elections.

He also reiterated the party's stand that it had lost confidence in Barisan Nasional, which Sapp was a part of until September two years ago, because they had failed to resolve woes faced by Sabah.

“This is why Sapp is co-operating with Pakatan Rakyat in Parliament to topple the BN administration,” he added.

However, Yong said Sapp will still join forces with anyone that promotes Sabah's interest.

“On this basis, Sapp's two MPs are part of the parliamentary caucus on petroleum led by (Gua Musang MP) Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah because this directly affects Sabah's interests,” he said.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

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