KOTA KINABALU, October 21, 2016: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) will
be holding its biennial delegates conference on October 23 at the Dewan
Held every two years, the local-based party's general meeting will
continue to focus on the party's way forward, this time, together with
other Sabah local parties, in fighting for the State's rights.
Some 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference, including
notable leaders of other local-based parties, namely Gabungan Sabah
(United Sabah Alliance) chairman Datuk Mohd Noor Mansoor, Parti Solidariti
Tanah Airku (STAR) president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, Parti Cinta Sabah
(PCS) president Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing.
According to SAPP secretary-general Datuk Richard Yong, the invitation had
also been extended to former Umno vice president Datuk Shafie Apdal's
newly-formed Sabah-based party, Parti Warisan Sabah and Angkatan Perubahan
Sabah's (APS) Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Ukin.
SAPP deputy president Melanie Chia quoted the Gabungan Sabah's spirit as
the main gist of the conference that would see the gathering of all
The conference, she said, was needed, considering that the next general
election would be held in place soon.
"In view of the coming election, we need to consolidate and strengthen our
alliance. This will be the focus of the conference, in determining the way
forward for Gabungan," said Chia.
Gabungan Sabah was formed in March 2015 consisting of local parties STAR,
SAPP and PCS together with NGOs like the APS (Angkatan Perubahan Sabah),
UBF (United Borneo Front), Sunduvan Sabah and MOSIK (Momogun Movement For
Chia added that considering SAPP's loss in 2013's General Election, the
party had learned and would focus on strengthening teamwork among team
The party's vice president cum information chief Chong Pit Fah said that
the SAPP Biennial Delegates Conference this time would be more meaningful,
with more jumping in the wagon of the party's years-long struggles of
fighting for Sabah's rights under the helm of local-based parties.
"SAPP was among the few if not the only party fighting for the 'Sabah for
Sabahans' sentiment. Now we can see that the awareness had grown and ore
are joining in the fight," said Chong.
In the meantime, Yong disclosed that SAPP currently had about 60,000
members in over 400 branches, but only 330 are active.
The party, he said, had been trimming inactive branches and at the same
time had also received applications to set up new branches. - BP
PERSIDANGAN PERWAKILAN DWI TAHUNAN SAPP 2016
(SAPP BIENNIAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE 2016)
Tarikh: 23 Oktober 2016 bersamaan 22 Muharram 1438H
8:30 am - Pendaftaran Para Perwakilan
9:30 am - Ketibaan Para Perwakilan, Ahli-Ahli Majlis Tertinggi
9:45 am - Ketibaan Penasihat-Penasihat Parti, Dif-dif Jemputan
10:30 am - Nyanyian Lagu SABAH TANAH AIR KU
- Lagu Parti SAPP
- Bacaan Misi SAPP dan 7 Nilai Budaya Parti
10:45 am - Persembahan Multimedia
11:00 am - Ucapan Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda En.Jamain Sarudin
11:15 am - Ucapan Ketua Pergerakan Wanita Pn.Chia Miu Lee
11:30 am - Ucapan Dasar dan Perasmian Persidangan Perwakilan Dwi Tahunan
SAPP 2016 oleh Presiden Y.Bhg Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee
12:15 tgh - Makan tengahari
1:00 pm - Perbahasan Keatas Ucapan Dasar Presiden
2:00 pm - Pengesahan Minit Kongres Tahun 2014
Laporan daripada Setiausaha Agung Datuk Richard Yong
Laporan daripada Bendahari Agung En. Japiril Suhaimin
Perlantikan Juru Audit
Ucapan Penggulungan oleh Presiden Parti Y.Bhg Datuk Seri Panglima Yong
3:00 pm - Penangguhan Persidangan.