IPCMC should enhance transparency, says SAPP

KOTA KINABALU, November 11, 2019 DE: Sabah progressive Party (SAPP) Secretary-General Datuk Richard Yong said the party in principle supports the initiative to reform and restore the Royal Malaysian Police into a respectable law enforcement agency.

He said the police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) should effectively check and balance and enhance transparency and accountability of the police with the help of public hearings.

Malaya should be grateful to Sabah, Sarawak: Yong

Kota Kinabalu: DAP’s Ngeh Koo Ham’s assertion in Parliament yesterday that Sabah and Sarawak were “ungrateful” for the money allocated in the 2020 Budget has earned the wrath of several Sabah leaders.

Former Sabah Chief Minister Yong Teck Lee (pic) said Ngeh was displaying the typical characteristics of a Peninsular Malaysia politician who feels he has the right to lord over Sabah and Sarawak.

SAPP: What about Projek IC Sabah?

KOTA KINABALU, October 22, 2019: The federal government should also take action against the culprits who gave citizenship to illegal immigrants in Sabah through "Projek IC", says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

Its secretary-general Datuk Richard Yong We Kong, when commenting on a statement by the Home Affairs Ministry that they had cancelled all the MyKad that were sold to Chinese nationals recently in Penang.

“The ministry has been so efficient and given special attention to this case but seems to have neglected the more severe problem facing our citizens in Sabah.

Yong: Reckless Ministers to be held personally responsible for defiance of law?

Kota Kinabalu, Friday, 11 October 2019 : By digging in at the office of the Director of Water Department, the illegal director is digging a bigger hole for the government. Because by defying the High Court declaration on 9 October that the appointment of Director of Water Department is illegal, the government is bringing upon itself even more risks of consequential legal actions arising from the illegal actions of an illegal director.

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.