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Yong: Seven MA63 issues are merely cosmetic

Kota Kinabalu, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The so-called resolution of seven MA63 issues is nothing but a great disappointment to the people of Sabah because the seven issues listed are merely cosmetic. The seven issues have nothing to do with the 40% net tax revenues that Sabah is entitled to. There is no mention of the 20% oil royalties promised to Sabah. Education was completely missed out, not to mention “equal status”. There was no transfer of any revenues or powers to Sabah.

"Malaysia is for Malays" is inflammatory and seditious

Kota Kinabalu, 16 August 2019: The remark of Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin that Malaysia is for Malays is totally uncalled for, said Japiril Suhaimin.

Japiril, who is Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president, told Mohd Asri that he has forgotten about the Borneon territories who are equal partners in the formation of Malaysia.

“For anybody to make racist statement as such that has totally disregarded the spirit of the formation of Malaysia.

SAPP calls for Government action against Zakir Naik

   Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) today calls on the Sabah State Government to ban Zakir Naik from coming to Sabah. Sabah’s immigration powers are meant to protect the harmony of Sabahans. India-born Zakir Naik is a controversial person being sought by his country of origin on alleged money laundering investigation.  Recently he has been making statements to the effect of interfering Malaysia's administration and had caused ethnical tension.

Education policy should not be abused as a tool for political power wrestle

Kota Kinabalu, 14 Aug 2019 - Education policy should not be abused as a tool for political power wrestle, said Datuk Richard Yong We Kong, SAPP deputy president.

He said the latest education policy launched by the PH government has caused political tensions, namely introducing Islamic calligraphy (seni khat) in vernacular schools syllabus. The Education Ministry also intends to incorporate the democracy and electoral system into the middle school syllabus.

Lim Kit Siang and DAP should fulfill their promises to Sabah

Yong: Lim Kit Siang and DAP should fulfill their promises to Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Monday, 12 August, 2019

Instead of lamenting the loss of support for DAP as a result of the Jawi/khat issue, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang and other DAP leaders, including that extremely self-confident Federal Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, should fulfil their promises to Sabah without any further delay. DAP might prefer if Sabahans forgot their promises but the DAP promises are so attractive and memorable that the promises cannot be forgotten.

Gee: Govt should encourage languages which are useful and expedient

Gee: Govt should encourage languages which are useful and expedient

KOTA KINABALU, August 6, 2019: If the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is really serious about making Malaysians more competitive in the global market, it should encourage them to study languages which are truly useful and expedient in the current global context, said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) vice president Gee Tian Siong.

陳威凱:教育開倒車 綁架文化强迫學習

陳威凱:教育開倒車
綁架文化强迫學習

(亞庇3日訊)沙巴進步黨宣傳主任陳威凱認為,華人並不是反對讓國民學習除本身母語以外的語言如爪夷文,但不應該以強迫性的方式指示他人學習或了解,而是必須給予選擇,讓包括華社在內的一些人士或學生選擇是否學習或認識爪夷文,而不是綁架文化強迫沒有興趣的人學習。

他舉例,如同沙巴州,也有嘉杜語文,但卻沒有強迫他人學習,對於文化或母語上的學習上沒有強迫性的,大家和諧共處,這就是與西馬半島所不同之處,這就是人民對於文化的尊重。

他說:“一旦開了此先例(爪夷文納入必修科),以後不論是誰作政府,要再次修改這種含有宗教文化的课程,就像顯得特別敏感。”

他也認為,沙巴既然有那麼多華人和土著部長及國會議員,大家是否應該在這件事上站在同一立場,把人民心聲傳達給上層。但如今看來,這些華人代議士在這項課題上猶如一盤散沙,沒有採取積極行動保障尤其是華人的權益,罔顧人民心聲!

他強調,這並不是要阻止爪夷文發揚光大,但必須是有選擇性的。

Shortening hours for UTC is disappointing

KOTA KINABALU, January 14, 2019: The Federal Ministry of Finance has ordered all UTCs nationwide to shorten their operating hours starting on 22nd of this month, an action which is equivalent to canceling the service that is benefiting to the people.

Chin Vui Kai, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) information chief said: "The people have yet to see any plan which is beneficial to the people now prepared to lose their existing rights. It is really disappointing."

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