Monday, June 23, 2008

Intimidating and bully tactics to SAPP

Intimidating and bully tactics to SAPP

Kota Kinabalu (23 June 2008): Ever since SAPP announced the no confidence motion against the PM last Wednesday June 18, SAPP leaders has been advised by friendly parties not to underestimate the risky consequences and likely threats to SAPP and leaders.

Events in the last 24 hours have taken a disturbing turn. Among others, we have received reports that of intimidating and bullying tactics:
Several illegal banners instigating unspecified actions against the Tawau MP Datuk Dr. Chua Soon Bui appeared overnight in Tawau,
A demonstration at the office of the Tawau MP will be held on Tuesday, June 24, which was originally to be held after the last Friday prayers. (SAPP has advised our Tawau officials to lodge police reports, not to provoke the demonstrators and take leave from the office until the tension has eased at a later date),
At an UMNO gathering of several hundred in Kota Kinabalu on Sunday, aggressive words touching on racial incitement were used,
Short Message Services (sms) and unidentified phone calls implying threats to the two MPs and their aides,

In view of this disturbing turn of events, SAPP has taken extra caution for the safety of the MPs by calling them back to the party HQ in Kota Kinabalu for consultations on the next course of action, including the safety of their persons and families and the security of their offices.

SAPP truly appreciates and is very encouraged by the tremendous outpouring of support for the Party's move (on vote of no confidence against the PM). Our perseverance on this course of action is very much helped in knowing that the people are with us.

We are deeply touched that brother and sister Malaysians every where, including in Peninsula and Sarawak and overseas are coming forward to support. We can feel the pent up frustrations of ordinary Malaysians that want change, a change for the better.

SAPP is overwhelmed by the voices in the printed media, internet, emails, sms, blogs and so on. Media discussions, be it in favour or not of SAPP, have successfully brought the Sabah issues to the national focus. Never shall Sabah be looked down upon again. We stand with our brothers and sisters in other parts of our beloved country in facing the difficult challenges ahead and that we shall overcome eventually.

SAPP HQ 23 June 2008, 5:00 pm.

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