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Where is the govt while buyers of abandoned Star City Mall suffered

KOTA KINABALU, May 7, 2018: More than 200 buyers of the abandoned Star City shopping mall project in the downtown area continue to suffer amid feelings of betrayal as the Sabah government had failed them.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said most buyers of the Star City mall project units comprised small and medium entrepreneurs.

“Almost all borrowed from banks to buy the units and they are now saddled with loans and in the meantime their properties are decaying in front of their eyes,” he said on Friday.

Dust pollution from premix plants a health hazard to Likas folks

KOTA KINABALU, May 7, 2018: A Likas construction site has apparently been converted into a concrete premixed production area, leaving nearby residents up in arms.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) secretary general Datuk Richard Yong said a steady stream of concrete mixer lorries leaving the site of the commercial development had been going on for months.

“People living in Likas have been seeing the fully loaded concrete mixers leaving the construction site,” said Yong who is contesting the Likas state seat.

Voters deserve a strong voice in Parliament

KOTA KINABALU, May 6, 2018: Voters here deserve a strong voice in Parliament after being neglected by their DAP elected representatives for the past 10 years,  Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said.

Yong, who is among the three contenders for the Kota Kinabalu Parliamentary seat, said he was committed to being a strong voice for Sabahans in Parliament.

(The others were Barisan Nasional’s Dr Henry Lee who contested under the DAP ticket for Putatan in 2013 and Chan Foong Hin of DAP, the former Sri Tanjung State Assemblyman.)

Final Push at Foh Sang Shoplots on Monday

KOTA KINABALU, May 6, 2018: The Sabah Progressive Party is making a final push for its candidates in Kota Kinabalu with gathering at the Foh Sang Shoplots on Monday at 7.30pm.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) director of operations Melanie Chia said the ceramah would involve party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee who is contesting the Kota Kinabalu Parliamentary seat.

SAPP is also fielding candidates in the Luyang, Api Api and Likas state seats as well as in Kapayan where its candidates are contesting under the STAR logo.

City needs a proper venue for outdoor concerts

KOTA KINABALU, May 6, 2018: The city needs a proper venue for outdoor concerts instead of allowing such loud events at the Likas Sports Complex car park, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) secretary-general Datuk Richard Yong said.

He said these concerts have been source of inconvenience for nearby housing area residents such as Taman Tuaran and Taman Orchid Villa.

“An outdoor concert loud music till midnight and people living around the Likas Sports Complex will have to put up with the loud music until then,” Richard said on Monday.

Territorial Waters Oil & Gas: A strong voice needed to highlight issue in parliament

KOTA KINABALU, May 5, 2018: The Sabah government must compel the national oil company Petronas to get its approval to continue operating in its territorial waters off the state, economist Zainnal Ajamain said.

He said Sabah, like Sarawak has asserted their rights in the resource-rich territorial waters in the South China Sea by rejecting the Territorial Seas Act 2012 (Act 750).

Zainnal said Sarawak has ordered Petronas to apply for its Mineral Exploration Licence as an implicit way to impose its ownership of the state’s territorial waters.

Sabahans cannot forget about Project IC in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, May 5, 2018: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad appears to be Pakatan Harapan’s biggest liability in Sabah, going by DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang’s remarks about the Mahathir avoiding Sabah in the election campaign, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) secretary general Datuk Richard Yong said.

This was also the reason why PH’s electoral proxy Parti Warisan is keeping its distance from Mahathir.

KK deserves a capable MP, not frog YBs

KOTA KINABALU, May 4, 2018: DAP has only itself to blame now that the party has found itself not having any more “safe” seats in the state, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) election director of operations Melanie Chia said.

She said the Malaya-based opposition party had taken the Sabahans for granted for too long and the situation in the Kota Kinabalu Parliamentary seat was a good example.

Police report lodged on video clip of money distribution to voters

KOTA KINABALU, May 3, 2018: A video clip showing RM50 notes being distributed to a group of people wearing dark blue tee shirts with the Barisan Nasional logo has gone viral and is raising eyebrows among voters here.

Among those who received the 21-second video clip was Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) election director of operations Melanie Chia who said the party would be lodging a police report about it.

Yong to move motion of no-confidence against PM if...

KOTA KINABALU, May 3, 2018: Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee along with six other Gabungan Sabah leaders have filed an appeal against the High Court’s decision to strike out  their legal action against the Prime Minister and the Election Commission.

The group, represented by their counsel Yong Jit Jee, filed their appeal at the High Court Registry at 11am on Thursday.