Friday, 20 April 2012

SAPP raises burning of Sabah flag, Akjan issues

TAWAU: MP Datuk Chua Soon Bui said the new Security Offences Act is not specific especially on the impending threats of terrorism, extremism and organised crime activities that might threaten the security and safety of the public.

She also asked the reason for dangerous arms, weapons or technology that might cause harm to the public not being included in the Act.

In welcoming the repeal of the ISA, Chua asked the Prime Minister whether the Security Offences Act is the only one to replace the ISA because the Prime Minister's pepartment had announced earlier that two new laws would be enacted to replace the ISA.

She said the repeal of the ISA was because it was outdated as Malaysia is no longer facing threats of the communists and some of the clauses under ISA were against human rights especially on the long detention period without trial.

She also referred to special application on "action would be taken if one is to excite disaffection against the Yang di-Pertuan Agorig" whether this application also includes the Sultan or Yang di-Pertua Negeri.

In this respect, she referred to two incidents that happened in Sabah which warrant clarification on the application of the Act.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Probe this group soliciting funds: SAPP

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) on Wednesday queried the existence of an association believed to be representing Customs officials and actively soliciting donations from several restaurant operators here and Penampang.

SAPP Information Chief  Chong Pit Fah said he received numerous complaints from business proprietors on the matter.

"The association is now actively soliciting donations from numerous parties supposedly for launching their new publication.

"The main question is whether this association exists and registered with the Registrar of Societies. If registered, is the Customs Department aware of their activities?

"The way they solicit for donation is similar to forcing... I am concerned that it is a scam by irresponsible people with intentions of profiteering from the current economic situation.

SAPP persoalkan kewujudan persatuan kutip derma

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) pada Rabu mempersoalkan kewujudan sebuah persatuan yang dipercayai mewakili para pegawai Kastam dan sedang aktif memungut derma daripada beberapa pengusaha restoran di sini dan Penampang.

Ketua Penerangan SAPP Chong Pit Fah berkata, beliau menerima banyak aduan daripada pengusaha perniagaan di sini dan Penampang mengenai aktiviti yang dijalankan persatuan itu.

"Persatuan itu sekarang ini aktif memungut derma daripada pelbagai pihak kononnya untuk pelancaran penerbitan baharu mereka.

"Soalan utama adalah sama ada persatuan itu wujud dan adalah mereka berdaftar dengan Pendaftar Persatuan dan jika berdaftar adakah Jabatan Kastam menyedari akan aktiviti mereka?

"Cara mereka memungut derma sama seperti memaksa...saya bimbang ini penipuan oleh orang-orang tidak bertanggungjawab yang hendak mengaut keuntungan daripada keadaan ekonomi semasa.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Chua hails Anwar’s pledge on one-to-one fight with BN

TAWAU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) vice president Datuk Chua Soon Bui said the party is continuing the goodwill and sincerity with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders so that a winning formula will transpire into action during the 13th General Election.

"I welcome the announcement by PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that PKR is willing to compromise in some of the seats that were contested by PKR in the previous elections to accommodate SAPP and other local parties to ensure a one-to-one fight against the ruling Barisan Nasional government in Sabah," she said yesterday.

Chua who is also Tawau member of parliament said Anwar's reemphasis is consistent with his earlier announcement that PR is prepared to work with SAPP without SAPP joining the PR coalition in Sabah.

“I take it as his respect for and confidence in the opposition coalition Front in Sabah and SAPP is not the only local opposition party,” she said.

Chua said she fully greed with Anwar that the parties’ objective is similar to the opposition coalition Front.

“SAPP is committed towards this common cause in the interest of Malaysians in Sabah. We are continuing this goodwill and sincerity with PKR leaders so that this winning formula will transpire into action during the next GE13,” she said.

The Borneo Post
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

DAP trying to sabotage SAPP intention to work with PR-MP

TAWAU: Member of parliament for Tawau, Datuk Chua Soon Bui, claims that Democratic Action Party (DAP) is trying to sabotage the intention of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) to cooperate with Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Chua also questioned DAP national vice chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim of his real agenda behind his recent accusation against SAPP that it was responsible for bringing in Umno to Sabah.

"It was widely reported in the local Chinese dailies that Teng had made such an accusation during his speech delivered in Tawau recently," she said yesterday.

SAPP appoints 2 more to Suprdme Council

KOTA KINABALU - The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP)Supreme Council at its meeting on March 25 appointed Abdul Malik Mohed and Roger Stimin as Supreme councillors (AMTs) because they are patriotic Sabahans who are committed to Sabah.

Its Information Chief, Chong Pit Fah, said the new Supreme Council members, Roger Stimin and Abdul Malik Mohed, have wide experiences in Sabah politics.

SAPP lantik 2 AMT Bumiputera

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) mengumumkan pelantikan dua Ahli Majlis Tertinggi (AMT) terbaharu.

Ketua Penerangan SAPP Chong Pit Fah berkata, kedua-dua AMT itu ialah Roger Stimin dan Abdul Malik Mohed yang berpengalaman luas dalam bidang politik di Sabah.

Roger Stimin adalah seorang peguam berusia 32 tahun manakala Abdul Malik seorang peniaga berusia 47 tahun. Mereka adalah dari kalangan Bumiputera yang dilantik untuk memantapkan jentera pilihan raya parti.

Pilihan raya umum kali ke-13 dijangka akan berlaku pada bila-bila masa sahaja. Oleh itu, mereka dilihat dapat melicinkan lagi jentera pilihan raya SAPP ini," katanya.

Katanya, jumlah AMT parti SAPP kini menjadi 15 orang ekoran pelantikan Roger dan Abdul itu baru-baru ini.

Beliau berkata, SAPP sebagai sebuah parti politik bukan perkauman sentiasa menitikberatkan keseimbangan wakil dari semua kaum di negeri ini.

Harian Ekspres
Selasa, 17 April 2012
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Monday, 16 April 2012

Anwar’s statement signifies progress in opposition co-operation-SAPP

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) welcomes the offer by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim to Sabah-based opposition parties to contest some of the seats that were contested by PKR. in previous general elections with a view to achieve a one-to-one fight against the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the coming 13th general election.

"On the part of SAPP, we will reciprocate such goodwill and understancling with adjustments to SAPP's preparations for the elections, which is widely expected to be in June," said SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

Although Anwar positively named SAPP, SAPP is nevertheless conscious of the fact that Anwar also referred to other opposition parties and politicians. SAPP is hopeful that co-operation with other parties, like State Reform Party (STAR), will strengthen the opposition.

There are also other experienced leaders who are still in the BN whose departure from the BN will contribute towards the eventual defeat of the BN at the coming general elections, he said in a statement yesterday.

Ever since SAPP left the BN on September 17, 2008, Yong said SAPP had joined nationwide efforts to topple BN. In SAPP's fight for Sabah autonomy and the solution to Sabah issues at both the State and Federal levels, SAPP reaffirms its support to Anwar as incoming Prime Minister.

Enforce State Commission of Inquiry 1981-SAPP

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has challenged Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) Ieaders to take matters into their own hands in regard to the setting up of an independent investigation panel to probe the issues related to illegal immigrants in Sabah.

Its deputy president Datuk Eric Majimbun said Sabah leaders should walk the talk and not just claim commitment in pushing for the proposed Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants, which until today has yet to be set up.

He said the state government should not leave the matter solely at the mercy of their bosses in Putrajaya but find ways to set up the panel at the state level.

“If they are incapable of doing this too, the leaders should respectfully resign from their posts for failing to deliver their promises to the people," he added.

“If BN in KL continues to be reluctant to set up the RCI, we urge the state government to step up and deal with the problem themselves.

“Sabah should comply and enforce the State Commission of Inquiry 1981 or else respectfully relinquish their posts," he said in a statement issued through short messages services (SMS) here yesterday.

PKR offers to make way for SAPP in some seats

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said PKR may give up some of its usual contested seats in Sabah to Sabah-based opposition parties in the coming 13th general election.

The PKR de facto leader said this was to ensure straight fights in all Sabah seats and enable the opposition to weaken the Barisan Nasional's claim of the State being a "fixed deposit".

PKR and Sabah's key opposition party SAPP (Sabah Progressive Party), led by former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee, went on a collision course during the Batu Sapi by-election 2010, turning the fight into a three-way contest against BN.

This resulted in the opposition vote being split and enabling BN's PBS (Parti Bersatu Sabah) political novice Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin to win.

However, the peninsula-based PKR does not want to repeat the mistake.

“We (PKR) agree to surrender some of the seats we contested in the previous polls to make way for Sabah's opposition parties, especially SAPP.

“We are also in negotiation with several local political leaders for the same purpose of ensuring one-to-one fights," Anwar said after an economic forum in Tanjung Aru.

PKR sedia beri laluan kepada pembangkang di Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Keadilau Rakyat (PKR) bersedia melepaskan beberapa kerusi yang pernah ditandingi parti itu pada pilihan raya umum lepas untuk memberi laluan kepada parti pembangkang di Sabah, khususrrya Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) bertanding pada pilihan raya umum ke-13 (PRU-13).

 Ketua Umum PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahirn berkata PKR berpendapat pembangkang akan mempunyai peluang lebih cerah pada PRU-13 jika wujud perlawanan satu lawan satu dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) "Kita (PKR) bersetuju untuk melepaskan beberapa kerusi yang ditandingi pada pilihan raya umum lepas untuk memberi laluan kepada parti pembangkang di Sabah, khususnya Sapp. 

"Kita juga sedang dalam perundingan dengan beberapa tokoh politik di Sabah untuk tujuan yang sama dalam kita mewujudkan perlawanan satu lawan satu dengan BN," katanya kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri sebuah forum ekonomi di Tanjung Aru dekat sini, pada Sabtu.
Bagaimanapun, beliau tidak menamakan tokoh-tokoh yang dimaksudkan kerana masih dalam proses perundingan.

Anwar, yang juga Ketua Pembangkang, berharap parti-parti lain dalam pakatan pembangkang juga menunjukkan keterbukaan dan tidak sesekali menbuat kenyataan yang dilihat "agak sombong" mengenai parti pembangkang lain di Sabah kerana tujuan parti-parti pembangkang berkenaan adalah sama.

Friday, 13 April 2012

1000 KK Youth Gathering rescheduled for May 6

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Kota Kinabalu Youth has rescheduled its '1000 KK Youth Gathering' programme for May 6. It was earlier slated to be held on April 29.

The objective of the program is to prepare the election machinery of SAPP youths in Kota Kinabalu Zone for the coming 13th General Election which will be called soon, said organizing chairman John Stephen.

He said the program was rescheduled so that SAPP Youth can participate in full force in support for free and fair election declared by BERSIH 3.0 which will be held on April 28.

In supporting for clean, free and fair election, the Election Commission (EC) has detected the names of 13,000 people in Sabah whose status as voters is doubtful he said, adding "we feel the figure could be more than what has been reported."

"We believe the doubtful voters are due to the high population of immigrants living in Sabah and having access to genuine Malaysian MyKad from the back door.

"Many have been reported in the local daily with regard to foreigners having Malaysian MyKad but nothing has been done, including the failure of setting up the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) by the Federal Government," said Stephen, who is Kota Kinabalu Zone Youth chairman.

The Borneo Post
Friday, 13 April 2012
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SAPP, PKR agree to ensure one-to-one fight

TAWAU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), through its vice president Datuk Chua Soon Bui, has reached an understanding with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) on the parliamentary and state seats they are going to contest in the impending general election.

Chua, who is Tawau Member of Parliament, yesterday said she held discussions with PKR leaders in Kuala Lumpur recently and they had agreed in principle on one-to-one fight with the Barisan Nasional. in the 13th general election.

"We support them (PKR) by giving more parliamentary seats and they will reciprocate on the state seats," she said.

Chua said that with the understanding, SAPP would retain the four state assembly seats and two parliamentary seats it is holding now.

"Our common goal is to change the government with the people's interest at heart," she said, adding that a one-to-one fight will make it easier for the people to choose who they want as government.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

MP: Speed up probe on robbery-cum-murder

Lagatah Toyos

TAWAU: Member of Parliament Datuk Chua SoonBui urged the police to expedite investigations into Saturday's robbery-cum-murder case in Kalabakan.

Chua expressed worry that the perpetrators may spring on others.

Expressing shock over the vicious attack on Sang Sui Fong who was found dead with multiple stab wounds near her car, Chua condemned the heartless and senseless act.

She also expressed her sympathy and condolence to the family of Sang and promised to assist in whatever way she could.

According to her, "fear of crimes" has been a nightmare to all the families especially for women and children who are more vulnerable to crimes.

"It is therefore important that the public be on alert by taking constant precautions ... notifying your family members when one is travelling alone and keeping emergency contacts to police and other authorities are some of the measures that must be taken," she said.

Polis digesa segerakan siasatan kes Sang: Chua

Lagatah Toyos

TAWAU: Ahli Parlimen Datuk Chua Soon Bui menggesa polis mempercepatkan siasatan terhadap kes rompak dan bunuh di Kalabakan, Sabtu lepas.

Membuat gesaan itu, Chua khuatir orang yang melakukan jenayah itu mungkin akan menyerang orang lain.

Melahirkan rasa terkejutnya mengenai serangan kejam terhadap Sang Sui Fong itu yang ditemui mati akibat beberapa tikaman dekat keretanya, Chua mengutuk perbuatan yang tidak berhati perut itu.

Beliau juga mengucapkan simpati dan takziah kepada keluarga Sang dan berjanji untuk membantu apa yang boleh.

Menurutnya, kebimbangan terhadap jenayah telah menjadi mimpi ngeri setiap keluarga terutamanya wanita dan kanak-kanak. 

"Dengan itu, adalah penting bagi orang ramai supaya sentiasa berwaspada dengan mengambil langkah berjaga-jaga, beritahu ahli keluarga anda apabila berjalan seorang diri dan simpan nombor hubungan kecemasan polis dan pihak berkuasa adalah antara langkah yang perlu diambil," katanya.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Rift in KDM Malaysia?

THE ouster of Datuk John Ambrose as KDM Malaysia president clearly indicates that the KDM community in Penampang does not subscribe to the existence of Umno in the Penampang constituency.

Why do we in Penampang need the presence of Umno when we already have PBS, UPKO, PBRS and a number of KDM NGOs that strived all these years to assist and look after the KDM affairs.

After all most of the KDM political Parties are Barisan Nasional components. If they cannot champion the cause of the KDM, then why in the BN?

We appreciated the efforts made by Datuk John Ambrose in initiating the formation of Umno division and KDM Malaysia in Penampang.

Maybe because knowing that the present KDM leaders like Pairin, Dompok, Kurup and others are no longer relevant despite being in the Barisan Nasional(BN).

Maybe, to Datuk, John Ambrose, the presence of Umno in a KDM area can help boost more development for the KDM communities.

EC urged to probe ‘twin IC numbers’

TAWAU: Member of parliament Datuk Chua Soon Bui has issued a call for the Election Commission (EC) to verify the authenticity of a complaint she had received from the public illeging that the old identity card number of a senior teacher attached to one of the government schools in the district is being shared by another person residing in Kota Belud. 

Chua said at a press conference yesterday that she had forwarded the identity card number to the relevant minister and to the EC for verification so as to determine as to who is the original holder of that identity card number.

"The other person who holds the same identity card number is in Kota Belud and we want to know who of the two is the authentic citizen," she said.

Chua expressed extreme surprise by the EC being unable detect the anomaly.

The Education Department too had never questioned why the teacher was still holding an old identity card when all citizens in the country were required to change their identity cards twice in the past and are currently holding Mykads.

She stressed, "this goes to show the importance and the necessity of establishing the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) for Sabah. Cases as such have not been detected and this instance may only be the tip of the iceberg.

"I hope for the present government to possess the political will and sincerity to respond to the call for an RCI made by the people. The people cannot be fooled by excuses after excuses anymore," she said.

The Borneo Post
Sunday, April 08, 2012
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