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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Yong: Shock that Sabah Tourism Minister cum MP not aware of Departure Tax
Kota Kinabalu, Tuesday, 6 August, 2019
I am shocked and utterly disappointed that our Sabah Minister in charge of tourism said she was not aware of the departure tax to be imposed on Malaysian travellers leaving the country with effect from next month.