Saturday, July 12, 2008

No racial motive is proven: SAPP


Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Progressive Party's (SAPP) two MPs - Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun (Sepanggar) and Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui (Tawau) - both reiterated they will support the motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister proposed by Pakatan Rakyat.

In a statement, Friday, both Eric and Dr Chua said their support is in line with SAPP's announcement on June 18 to move such a motion.

"This expression of support reiterates SAPP's loss of confidence in the Prime Minister and the need for urgent government measures to address issues on Sabah rights and current concerns (fuel and food prices hike) plaguing the State," he said.

Party President Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee had said last week that the party was putting on hold its intention to move the no confidence motion on grounds of inflammatory and threatening statements from some government leaders.

"Now that a motion of no confidence is being proposed by a Malay MP, the race factor is erased," they said.

Opposition leader Datin Seri Wan Azizah Ismail together with 14 members of MPs from the opposition parties representing Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), PAS and DAP, handed the motion to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia at his office at Parliament House, Thursday.

Pandikar said he would study the motion before deciding whether to accept or reject it.

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