Sabahans need to unite to reclaim Sabah's autonomy
KOTA KINABALU, April 12, 2013 - Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) calls on
all the voters in Sabah to come out and cast their votes on the 5th May as
every vote is needed to oust this present corrupted BN state government so
that their Buaya Culture will be completely stopped and eliminated.
Sabah Progressive Party President Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee
emphasized that it is not easy to overthrow this present powerful and
corrupted state government, we need to unite everyone to achieve this
difficult task so that we can reclaim Sabah's Autonomy and to safeguard
our people's welfare and interests and especially to manage our natural
resources to prevent more exploitation by future federal government.
Yong reminded everyone that BN is powerful and strong, Sabah's DAP leaders
Jimmy Wong and Dr. Hiew King Cheu are fully aware of this, and even DAP's
Lim Kit Siang and PKR's Anwar Ibrahim publicly admitted that their
alliance PR will not be able to defeat the present state BN government,
and their main goal is only to win 5+2 states in Malaya.
He strongly criticized the BN state government has systematically carried
out a land grabbing practice and a lot of our Sabah natives have lost
their Native Customary Rights (NCR) land because of this, and this will
make them landless in no time. Yong cited an example that some natives
have lost their plantations and homes to a private company because of this
practice. After checking with SSM, that private company belongs to a
senior BN minister.
There are 7 lawyers in our state cabinet and none of them bother to lift a
finger to protect the natives' rights, instead, they passed a law stating
that NCR will not be recognized after 1930, and this makes any native
below the age of 90 will not be able to own any land in Sabah.
Yong believes that this act is to make land grabs easier for the BN
He pledges that if SAPP is given the mandate to form the next state
government in the coming election, all the controversial laws passed by
the BN will be repealed to prevent further abuse by any senior government
officer. He promises that all pledges in SAPP's Manifesto, such as land
reforms, proper management of state natural resources will be fulfilled
unlike other political parties which have announced that their manifestos
are not binding. They will make empty promises just to hoodwink the voters
and to fish for votes only. Yong also disclosed that when he was the Chief
Minister, had approved 48,000 land titles, the majority to the natives.