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2016 Aug 31 - SAPP: Launch major campaign against the Philippines claim to Sabah

Launch major campaign against the Philippines claim to Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, August 30, 2016: The pledge by the Prime Minister "to defend Sabah's sovereignty if (Philippines President) Duterte" meets him sounds hollow when little is done by Malaysia to counter the continuous propaganda churned out in the Philippines media justifying the Philippines claim to Sabah.

If the 100 million people in Philippines genuinely believe that their claim to Sabah is legitimate, then it is to be expected that the Philippines claim to Sabah remains a permanent threat to Sabah. Is this what the federal government want? There is a prevailing view that the external threat to Sabah in the form of the Philippines claim to Sabah is what the federal authorities use to make Sabahans believe that Sabah will always be dependent on the federal government for protection.

This is a repeat of the 1962/63 pledge to defend Sabah to make Sabah agree to the formation of Malaysia. But to defend Sabah against what? In fact, it was the formation of Malaysia that triggered hostilities from both Philippines and Indonesia.

A clear example of failures to secure Sabah's Eastern borders is the long term curfew imposed in Esszone. Curfews are meant to be short term pain killer pending restoration of law and order. But curfews, renewed every two weeks, have been imposed for more than two years. The ban on barter trade amounts to an open admission that the government is not able to protect our centuries-old traditional maritime trade with neighbours. The escalating costs of Esscom with no solution in sight to our security concerns has led to dwindling confidence among the people.

This lack of confidence is compounded by the federal Attorney General who confidently announced that he is appealing against the decision of the Kota Kinabalu High Court in imposing a life imprisonment on nine Filipinos convicted in the 2013 Lahad Datu intrusion case. The AG had said that the government will appeal for them to be imposed the death sentence, or at least on their leader.

Everybody knows that the leader of the Tanduo intrusion is already dead. How can we appeal for a death sentence on someone who is already dead? In any case, the leader, Agbimuddin Kiram, and his group had managed to escape from Tanduo at the height of the dragnet put around Tanduo set up by the navy, army and marine police. How he managed to get away in spite of the extremely tight cordon remains a mystery. Until his death due to illness in January last year in the Philippines, that leader and his family were able to give public press conferences instigating the attacks on Malaysia without any fear of reprisals from either the Philippines or the Malaysian authorities or Interpol.

What is needed is not a hollow pledge by the PM but concrete actions to be taken by the Malaysia and a concerted campaign by Malaysians, especially Sabahans, to counter the Philippines claim on Sabah. Sadly, this is something that is glaringly lacking.

Datuk Yong Teck Lee, ex-Chief Minister

SAPP Policies

SAPP's 17 point Manifesto - Sabah deserves better in terms of more equitable distribution of opportunities, in social, economic and infrastructural development and a better quality of life. [BM][Chinese]

SAPP's Economic Plan for Sabah - SAPP aims to achieve economic prosperity and financial self-reliance for Sabah. Version in [BM] [Chinese]

SAPP's Land Reform Policy - To promote and protect the rights and interests of local natives and other citizens in Sabah [BM][Chinese]

On Oil Royalty - SAPP is not giving up its struggle for more oil royalty payment for Sabah.

SAPP's Eight (8) Points Declaration - Whereas our mission is to establish a trustworthy govt and a progressive ...

SAPP's 14 point memo in 2006 - Time for Direct Preventive Actions

SAPP Constitution (booklet)

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Heroes of Kinabalu 神山美烈誌
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