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Case outcome will affect Sabah: Yong
Published on: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee said the State Government should intervene in the ongoing court case between Petronas and the Sarawak Government as the outcome will affect Sabah in the same way.

"Petronas is bringing the oil and gas ownership dispute with Sarawak Government to court in order to gain exclusive ownership and total control over the resources in Sarawak, which is contrary to the promises of both the former and present Federal Governments," he said, at the Luyang SAPP annual general meeting.

He also reminded party members that SAPP's struggle for Sabah will continue even though it has lost in the elections.

"SAPP will be rejuvenated and have fresh leaders who can chart the future of Sabah.

"Malaysians voted against the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Umno, Barisan Nasional (BN), Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and 1MDB in the 14th General Election.

"The result has proven that the people's power can change the political landscape.

"Now that all these issues are over, Sabahans can focus on the core issues of the future, such as Sabah rights, MA63, oil and gas rights, Sabah autonomy and Sabah IC."

Meanwhile, Yong said SAPP's withdrawal from BN in 2008 has been fully vindicated today with Sarawak local parties wanting to have nothing to do with BN anymore.

"This is the trend today where Sabah and Sarawak political parties are no longer subservient to Malaya parties.

This cannot be avoided," he said.

He also said, the party welcomes other Sabah and Sarawak parties to join the struggle.

"SAPP had the foresight and the courage to leave BN in 2008…the other parties leaving BN now are only following the trend.

"We are now focussed on the post-Umno/BN era of monopoly of power where the monopoly was ended on May 9 this year," he said.

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