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Thursday, June 14, 2018

SAPP: Outcome of Sarawak case will affect Sabah

KOTA KINABALU - Sabah can now focus on getting back its rights according to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 with other political issues more or less settled, said Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

"Sabah has managed to see that its political parties are no longer subservient to peninsula parties," the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president said in a statement Wednesday (June 13).

"Sarawak local parties have also closed down Barisan Nasional. This is the trend today and it cannot be avoided," he said.

Yong, a former Sabah chief minister said these moves are just like what SAPP did in 2008 when it withdrew from Barisan.

He said they welcome the other Sabah parties and Sarawak parties, who have now broken free from the control by peninsula-based parties to join the struggle.

"Politics is a process, we have lost elections but our noble struggle for Sabah will continue. SAPP will be rejuvenated and have fresh leaders who can chart the future of Sabah," Yong said.

On the on-going court case between Petronas and the Sarawak Government, he said it was contrary to the promises of both the former and present federal governments.

As such, he said the Sabah Government should intervene in the case (of Petronas vs Sarawak) because the outcome of the Sarawak case will affect Sabah in the same way.

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