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.

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.