Kota Kinabalu, Friday, 28 August, 2020
The 196th meeting of the Supreme Council today of Sabah Progressive Party today expressed its thanks to the Perikatan Nasional for admitting SAPP as a member of PN. The Supreme Council, at its earlier meeting on 9 August 2020 had decided unanimously to join Perikatan Nasional.
This is because SAPP can see how the calm and effective leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has brought back harmony and the rule of law in the administration of Malaysia.
SAPP believes that PN can save the State of Sabah and Malaysia from the Philippines/Sulu claim to Sabah. This belief was formed even before the latest political aggravation of the issue by Philippines politicians by way of including the Sabah map in Philippines passports. SAPP recognises the explicit policies of the PN federal government to combat the illegal immigrants, especially in Sabah.
SAPP also sees that the compliance with MA63 (Malaysia Agreement 1963) can be achieved as announced by the Prime Minister in March this year when he unveiled the new federal cabinet. When the federal cabinet was formed, the PM has entrusted one federal minister, who is from Sabah, to be responsible for MA63. This is an important, practical step forward for Sabah.
SAPP also knows that the PN government as the federal and state levels, can revive the Sabah economy for the prosperity and happiness of the Sabah people. After 12 years as an opposition party at both the national and state levels, tomorrow will be a new beginning for SAPP and the loyal members who have struggled selflessly for Sabah rights in Malaysia. Being a member of PN gives SAPP a sense of obligation to work in partnership with other political parties under the leadership of Prime Minister, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, to bring about a more progressive society.
President: Datuk Yong Teck Lee
Deputy President: Edward Dagul
Deputy President/Secretary General: Datuk Richard Yong We Kong
Deputy President/Treasurer General: Japiril Suhaimi