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Yong on slot machines ban: Singling out slot machines for total ban is reckless and raises suspicions

Kota Kinabalu, Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The proposed total ban on all licensed slot machines without having first put in place an overall strategy to tackle the overall gambling menace in Sabah is reckless because the total ban on licensed slot machines at registered clubs will provide fertile ground for illegal slot machine operators to thrive.

Has the government considered the possibility that there are illegal operators (of slot machines) lurking around to take over the vacuum created by the impending ban on all slot machines?

SAPP: Call off the PSS

The proposed Pas Sementara Sabah (PSS) must be called off until and unless the government can give cogent, clear and consistent reasons for introducing the Pass. The government must also state clearly who will be given the Pass and the conditions of the Pass. This is because the unconvincing and confusing announcement of the PSS has caused alarm among the people. The government must not rush into a programme to legalise illegals which can cause worries and dismay among Malaysians.

Yong: Returning the land to the school is the only correct thing to do

Returning the 7,200 sq. ft. of land to the Kota Kinabalu Chung Hwa Primary school is the only correct thing to do because the land will benefit Kota Kinabalu people as a whole, especially those residing in down town Kota Kinabalu. On the other hand, SUDC has a lot of other lands all over Sabah that they can develop. SUDC should also pay more attention to their abandoned project known as STAR CITY instead of laying their hands on a meagre 7,200 sq. ft. belonging to a school. KK Chung Hwa School is also a top performing school that deserves the support of the people and the government.

Yong: Indonesian capital at East Kalimantan will bring more good than harm for Sabah

The impending relocation of the national capital of Indonesia from Jakarta to East Kalimantan in Borneo will bring more good than harm to Sabah. In view of the huge impact on the Borneo region, the actions and reactions of the authorities on the Malaysia and Brunei side will pre-occupy the respective governments for years to come.

Gee: Sabah getting crumbs from federal

KOTA KINABALU, August 29, 2019: The so-called RM312 million 2019 allocation by the federal government for KK constituency is small as compared to what DAP gave to other states, said SAPP.

Its vice president Gee Tien Siong said that therefore there is nothing to be proud of. Furthermore, most of these projects are in the 11th Malaysia Plan which were approved from before.

 “Sabahans and KK folks deserve much more development and progress,” he added, “we Sabahans don’t want to be treated like charity, continuing to rely on peanuts dished out by federal ministers.

Yong to City Hall: Implement the Likas Green Belt

Kota Kinabalu City Hall should open up new gardens and parks instead of merely starting a Botanical Garden at Taman Tun Fuad Stephens at Luyang because the fast growing population of Kota Kinabalu needs more parks and open spaces and not merely turning a park into a botanical garden. What Taman Tun Fuad Stephens needs is an upgrading of its park that hundreds of KK residents visit on a daily basis. It is arguable whether it is a wise use of public funds amounting to RM20 million to put a botanical garden in an existing public park.

Chin: Has Sabah Dap has given up on Sabah rights?

Kota Kinabalu, Monday, 26 August, 2019: The complete silence from Sabah and federal Dap leaders on their fantastic promises to return to Sabah 50% of the taxes collected in Sabah and the 20% oil royalties is sad news for Sabah because the silence shows that Sabah Dap leaders have given up on these revenue rights. When people are waiting and suffering, Dap should know that “silence is not golden”.

Jenifer should speak up for Sabahans, instead of 'kowtowing' to federal govt

KOTA KINABALU, August 22, 2019: When the Assistant Education and Innovation Minister Jenifer Lasimbang said that “Sabah has little say” on education policy implemented by the federal ministry, she had admittedly conceded that the Sabah government and its state education ministry is just a rubber stamp to policies by the federal government.

“But this is just the opposite of its party manifesto during the 14th General Election calling for restoration of Sabah Autonomy,” said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Vice President, Aloysius Siap.

SAPP reminds DAP of the 50% net revenues and 20% oil royalties to Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, 21 August 2019: The exciting news announced by the Kota Kinabalu MP Chan Foong Hin that the Prime Minister will announce the return of 40% nett tax revenues to Sabah on 16 September 2019 is welcome, says SAPP.

Its Information Chief Chin Vui Kai, reminded Chan that, before the last general elections, his party leader, Lim Guan Eng, in the presence of Sabah and Sarawak DAP leaders, had promised that the federal government will refund 50% of the nett tax revenues to Sabah.

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