KOTA KINABALU, 13 June 2018: Sabah Progressive Party’s withdrawal from Barisan Nasional (BN) in 2008 has been fully vindicated today. "Sarawak local parties have also closed down BN. This is the trend today when Sabah and Sarawak political parties are no longer subservient to Malaya parties. This cannot be avoided," said Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee, SAPP President.
KOTA KINABALU, June 8, 2018: SABAH politicians are eager to intervene in Petronas’ suit to lay exclusive claim on the country's petroleum resources and to be the regulator of the upstream industry.
Sabah, a petroleum-rich state, stands to lose its rights if the national oil company wins in its suit, said Sabah Star president Jeffrey Kitingan.
He said that while Petronas was relying on the Petroleum Development Act 1974 as the point of its argument, this law was in fact “unconstitutional”.
KOTA KINABALU, 7 June 2018: The Sabah government should as soon as possible start repair and upgrade Tanjung Aru public facilities after stopping TAED, said Datuk Richard Yong, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Secretary-General cum Tanjung Aru CLC chairman.
He said, prior to this, the Sabah government stopped all maintenance of facilities, while giving way to TAED (Tanjung Aru Eco Development). And since it has decided to stop the development plan, the government should therefore immediately resume upkeep of the area.
KOTA KINABALU, May 19, 2018: The newly appointed Federal Cabinet is “Malaya-centric” former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee said.
“The explanations coming out from Kuala Lumpur is that Sabah and Sarawak will be accommodated in the second batch of ministers,” said Yong, who is also the Sabah Progressive Party president.
“What this essentially means is that Malaya will form the Cabinet first. Borneo can join later,” he said.
KOTA KINABALU, May 10, 2018: A new non-Umno era has dawned on Malaysia, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said.
He said people have voted against BN-UMNO, the Prime Minister and unpopular policies like GST.
“These have overwhelmed other issues,” Yong said in a statement late Wednesday.
“We shall fight to ensure that Sabah rights are not buried because this new era will see the unleashing of regional energies like what we have seen in other parts of the world leading to the empowerment of the regions,” he said.
KOTA KINABALU, May 8, 2018: The two former Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) MPs had voted against the Territorial Sea Act 2012 although they did not have a chance to take part in the debate when the Bill was tabled in Parliament on April 18, 2012.
Former Sepanggar MP Datuk Eric Majimbun said he and fellow SAPP Parliamentarian Datuk Chua Soon Bui of Tawau voted against the legislation in a voice vote along with other opposition MP after about half day of debates.
“Chua and I clearly voted against it along with all the other opposition MPs,” he said.
KOTA KINABALU, May 8, 2018: Claims that he has been “missing” in Kota Kinabalu for the past five years is amusing Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Datuk Yong Teck Lee.
“I live and work in KK. I have been attending functions, going to courts and police stations, going to my favourite coffee shops, driving around KK, dutifully paying my house assessment rates and parking fees,” he said.
“And I know I haven’t become invisible,” Yong said when responding to DAP Chan Foong Hin’s claims that he had been missing.
Foh Sang Ceramah on 7 May 2018 attracted crowd even after a heavy rain ... People from all walks of life came to listen to SAPP's Talk.
Our candidates delivered their speeches as the crowd of about a thousand responded with applauses and encouragement remarks.
To all our members, friends, relatives and supporters: please go early and cast your VOTE for none other than our Gabungan Sabah candidates...SAPP, STAR (Solidariti), Harapan Rakyat and PPRS.
KOTA KINABALU, May 8, 2018: SAPP Candidate for N.15 Api Api, Lim Kat Chung, today lodged a police report over an incident where one of his billboards was vandalized by some party with an intention to smear his character. He immediately went to inspect the place after one of his volunteer campaigners informed him of the incident.
Lim said such bad culture adopted by these unscrupulous people in Sabah is regrettable and should be avoided. Their evil motive of discrediting him is deplorable.
KOTA KINABALU, May 7, 2018: More than 200 buyers of the abandoned Star City shopping mall project in the downtown area continue to suffer amid feelings of betrayal as the Sabah government had failed them.
Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said most buyers of the Star City mall project units comprised small and medium entrepreneurs.
“Almost all borrowed from banks to buy the units and they are now saddled with loans and in the meantime their properties are decaying in front of their eyes,” he said on Friday.