Saturday, September 13, 2008

SAPP to decide status in Barisan (updated)

Saturday September 13, 2008 MYT 4:17:39 PM

SAPP to decide status in Barisan (updated)

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) supreme council will meet on Sept 17 to determine its status in the Barisan Nasional, four months after party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee declared that the party had lost confidence in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yong said that the SAPP supreme council would decide whether it would remove all doubts as to its status in the Barisan once and for all.

“It’s either that or we will leave the decision on our status to Barisan,” he told reporters here on Saturday.

Since Yong’s June 18 no-confidence announcement there had been calls for SAPP to be sacked from Barisan although the coalition’s supreme council had deferred from taking any action against the party.

Yong said on Saturday that the Sept 17 meeting would see SAPP supreme council members discussing the Internal Security Act (ISA) detentions of an Seputeh MP and Selangor senior executive councillor Teresa Kok, Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Sin Chew Daily News journalist Tan Hoon Cheng.

“Our discussions will, among others, focus on whether the detentions were an abuse of the ISA and whether this is a start of Ops Lallang 2,” he added.

He said another matter to be discussed at the SAPP supreme council meeting was the recent spate of disturbing issues that could damage national security.

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