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The Fall of PBS : My Take

I came across an interesting article in MalaysiaKini that relates the recent Perak Coup with the PBS Fall of 1994. It certainly brought back memories (bitter mostly) about how our version of Camelot collapsed.

I can’t describe the excitement that everyone felt during the time when PBS was at the height of its power. I used to by heart the names and positions of our leaders then. Whenever I saw them in the newspapers I always wondered how would it be like to be where they were: changing the state for the better. 

Anyway as I mentioned in my previous posting, I was inspired in becoming a politician like them most particularly Datuk Pairin, Datuk Bernard, Datuk Yong to name just a few off the top of my head. These 3 were first and foremost in my mind with due respect to the other talented and capable leaders. In my mind these 3 leaders were the ones that matter the most (until today mind you).

They were my heroes and I wasn’t alone by thinking like that.

When PBS fell, it was like someone had just died. Suddenly you got an foreign entity in the form of UMNO ruling the State to this very day.

The 3 heroes that I mentioned began a period of cold war. Dompok and Yong became bitter with Pairin. If I remember correctly Yong was upset about Pairin’s wife meddling in affairs of the state that caused some flip-flops in decision making and Dompok was bitter about Pairin’s denial about his hand in the formation of Parti Demokratik Sabah (PDS). Thus Pairin became very upset when the 2 abandoned him. So many events happened ever since. One thing for certain: the bad blood between them never healed to this day.

After the fall, UMNO wasted no time and shifted the balance of power in the state by restructuring the delineation of its constituencies that transformed an normally non-muslim area into a muslim majority. So with this and from the help of the phantom voters, UMNO ruled Sabah until today.

(Note: bear in mind that the situation in those days was rife with rumours and countless  theories about the causes of the downfall. I am suggesting merely the gist of the whole event. I speak for myself.)

When I look at our world today, the events of 1994 has definitely taken its toll. Money politics is high on the rise, illegal immigrants are rampant and Sabahans are slowly losing their identities through their MyKads. These are just the tip of the iceberg. I always wondered how would it be if the PBS were still in power if they had been a little more humble and tolerant with one another?  I am sure it would have been an amazing era to be in.

Today the world is crueler than ever and on the verge of an economic meltdown. And the 3 heroes that I mentioned earlier are now merely shadows of their former selves. They are aging and weary. I wonder what each of them are hoping to achieve for the people (or we really still on their minds or is it something else)?  Well, it doesn’t matter anymore. 

I am no longer the political romantic of yesteryears.

In fact the whole 1994 episode was far from my mind. Until of course the fall of the PR government in Perak evoked the memories and emotions of which I thought were long gone and forgotten. I might join the political fray one day but that will have to wait. I still got that thing call ‘economic inadequacies’ to look into. 

Below is the article from MalaysiaKini by Joe Fernandez. Enjoy.

Defending Anwar over frog culture
Joe Fernandez | Feb 9, 09 12:00pm
Veteran political activists in Sabah have come to the spirited defence of Anwar Ibrahim in the wake of the “two MBs Syndrome in Perak”.

They point out that the opposition leader, while not strictly against the “frog culture” in politics, draws a line “when legislators, already tainted by corruption charges, go back on their word after resigning their seats and are used by the BN to launch a coup d’état in cahoots with other key players”.

They were dismissing attempts by Parti Bersatu Sabah leaders and Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, among others, to see parallels between the downfall of the Joseph Pairin Kitingan Administration in 1994, when Anwar was deputy prime minister, and ongoing attempts to oust the Pakatan Rakyat-led state government in Perak. 

This follows a spate of reports in the local mainstream media virtually labeling Anwar Ibrahim as the “King of Frogs”, advising him to drop his “holier than thou attitude” and stop “the crocodile tears”. 

Generally, Sabah BN leaders think that Anwar “played with fire and got burnt”, PBS vice-president Herbert Timbon Lagadan credits Anwar for starting “the frog culture in politics”, Deputy Sabah Speaker Johnny Mositun sees Perak as déjà vu, and Taib sees the political crisis in Perak as the result of the “hijack politics” practiced by Anwar, a reference to his oft-stated pledge to take over the federal government by Sept 16 last year. “It (hijack attempts) backfired,” said Taib giving some fatherly advice. “Let this be a lesson.”

Taib himself has bitter memories of the “Ming Court Affair” – a reference to a hotel in Kuala Lumpur where a majority of the Sarawak state assemblypersons gathered in 1987 to overthrow his government but made the cardinal mistake of recruiting his maternal uncle and predecessor, Abdul Rahman Yakub, to lead them. Rahman advised the state assemblypersons to gather in Kuala Lumpur for “brainstorming” and in the meantime tipped off his nephew who dissolved the state assembly and called for snap elections.

Heroic and acceptable

PKR vice-president Dr Jeffrey Kitingan opines that “Anwar is not complaining about political frogging, if there’s such a term, but rather the fact that the three errant state assemblypersons in Perak no longer have seats and are being used by Umno to claim the government.”

“I think political frogging in the national or public interest is heroic and acceptable but doing so for personal and narrow political interests is despicable, unacceptable and should be condemned,” said Jeffrey who won on a PBS state ticket in the 1994 state election and defected within a month to the newly-formed PBRS (Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah) for exactly 24 hours with five other legislators before parking his group for a while with Akar (Angkatan Keadilan Rakyat) which has since merged with Umno.

Jeffrey castigated the three errant Perak state reps as “not motivated by the people’s welfare and therefore should be roundly condemned in no uncertain terms”.

His remarks are echoed by PRS (Parti Rakyat Sarawak) supreme council member, Tedewin Ngumbang Datu, an ex-police officer who has his suspicions about the disappearing act of the errant state assemblypersons before their defection. “It’s for nothing that BN is known as a winners’ club,” said Ngumbang with an eye on history.

“Anwar Ibrahim had nothing to do with it (1994) and neither did Mahathir initiate anything. Let’s be fair,” said one senior PBS activist who has since gone back to the farm. “I remember Megat Junid (then Home Minister) was involved because certain Special Branch officers were used by a Sarawakian businessman to simply barge into the homes of wavering PBS state assemblymen to encourage them to defect to the BN.”

“Mahathir in fact was very surprised that the PBS Government fell just a month after the state elections. He thought that it would last at least six months or so before a clearer picture emerged. He expected some attempts to form a coalition government with BN.”

Pairin was caught in it

The senior PBS activist and others in the know, across both sides of the political divide in Sabah and elsewhere, swear that the frog culture which brought down the PBS Government in 1994 was in fact initiated by two moneybags, including one from Labuan,  “and surprisingly Pairin was caught up in it”.

Bernard Dompok’s Parti Demokratik Sabah, now known as Upko (United Pasokmomogun KadazanDusunMurut Organisation), according to several ex-PBS veterans, “in fact had the blessings of Pairin who chose the party’s name, logo and colour scheme. Pairin was the king maker in those days and even now.”

“Dompok was subsequently labeled a frog by PBS leaders just to pull the wool over the voters’ eyes in the state and general elections. But no one said anything about Dr Jeffrey being a frog when he initiated the crisis by stating in Kuala Lumpur that his brother was going to step down and take up an ambassadorship,” said a veteran who witnessed the defeat of BN in a 1984 by-election in Tambunan when Pairin’s seat was declared vacant and he had to re-contest his seat. “Pairin did not stop his brother (Jeffrey) either from joining PBRS along with Joseph Kurup and five other state assemblymen. He then advised Bernard on the importance of protecting our people and keeping them together.”

“Pairin’s strategy – as a formidable chess player in Sabah – is to kick out Umno from Sabah once the state is developed.”
 
“Financers of political party activities play a major role in shifting alliances,” explained another veteran politician. “They see legislators as commodities to be traded and an opportunity to re-coup their investments many times over through government projects. The Sarawakian businessmen managed to get a lot of federal contracts in Sarawak and also Sabah after the BN formed the state government in 1994.”

“Subsequently, he was involved in the de-registration of another political party in Sarawak and the near de-registration of another one. These people are mercenaries who use legislators as errand boys, commission agents and gatherers of commercial intelligence available from the government.”

One Anwar critic who sees no parallel between Sabah in 1994 and Perak in recent days points out that “BN went ahead quietly and did it (luring defectors) while Anwar was just talking about it. The BN had Anwar’s script.”

“I don’t think that he was serious about it,” said the critic from Sarawak who has since retired from the media world and now provides consultancy and advisory services. “In fact, I have stopped caring about Anwar a long time ago. Why should anybody give his strategy – Sept 16 – away. It doesn’t make sense.”

The other side of Sept 16

A fellow retiree from the news world suspects that Sept 16 should not be seen as an invite to BN legislators to defect but rather an elaborate ploy to keep the opposition herd together by dangling the prospect of taking power at the centre. 

“When it doesn’t happen as predicted, Anwar was in a situation to blame the BN by pointing at the Taiwan trip for 50 legislators from Sabah and Sarawak,” said the ex-newsman from Kuala Lumpur who lectures at a government university in Kota Kinabalu. “It’s really comical the way that BN fell for the idea of a People’s Revolution on Sept 16. It was pure entertainment. It was like a guy telling a girl how wonderful it was going to be and then, at the end of it, he simply falls asleep without nothing to match his rhetoric.”

Adds a former Sabah editor: “I remember one PBS federal minister referring to Sept 16 as the Frog Revolution. He was really getting worked up over it considering what happened to his party in 1994. He is in fact a member of the inner circle but keeps up this pretence in public on political frogs. He almost became a frog himself but was asked to stay back in PBS at the very last minute.”

“Anwar gambled and lost and that is among the factors that has made him angry,” thinks Malay Mail assistant editor Zainal Epi. “He’s not against anyone leaving political parties.”

Bisaya Chief Lajim Okin, a former PBS strongman from among the KadazanDusunMurut Muslims, makes no apologies for being a political frog.

“If you ask me, I feel it (political frogging) is a democratic practice. Those who jump do not do it for personal gain. They do it for the interest of the people,” said Lajim, a federal deputy minister, with a straight face and wants Anwar to accept his loss. “When I jumped to Umno, it helped the BN to form the state government, and the result was that Sabah was given the UMS (Universiti Sabah Malaysia).”

Among other benefits in his constituency, Lajim mentioned the asphalt road linking Beaufort to Sipitang on the border with Sarawak, and better medical and health services

Breach of M’sia Agreement: Yong

Breach of M’sia Agreement: Yong

Daily Express via Malaysia Today

Kota Kinabalu: Placing the National Registration Department (NRD) under the State Government will be a long-term solution to the many problems affecting the people like Yong Lee Hua, said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee.

“The State Government should initiate discussions with the Federal Government to make the NRD a State department,” he said in a statement, Tuesday.

Yong said it has to be reminded to the NRD that under the terms of the 1963 Malaysia Agreement every resident of Sabah (North Borneo) on the formation of Malaysia was automatically accepted as a citizen of the federation (of Malaysia).

“By virtue of her being a Sabah native in 1963, it is clear that she qualified as a Malaysian citizen. What the NRD had done to Yong Lee Hua @ Piang Lin is a breach of the Malaysia Agreement and could be taken to a court of law.

“How can a genuine Sabahan Malaysian lose her citizenship so casually whereas foreigners can become citizens so easily?,” he asked.

“This is why the case of Yong Lee Hua@Piang Lin has infuriated many people to the extent that even the Chief Minister has to tell the authorities to rectify the problems,” he said.

“With the media coverage and immense pressure from Upko and the intervention of the Chief Minister, I believe that the case of Yong Lee Hua @ Piang Lin will be resolved.”

Yong said if Upko, whose President is the most senior in the Federal Cabinet after the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister and the Sabah Chief Minister cannot resolve this case, then nothing will.

“But what is more worrying is whether there are other cases of genuine Sabahans losing their Malaysian citizenships without the due process of law,” he said.

He said what has happened in the recent decade is that many foreigners were able to obtain citizenship documents whether through legal or dubious means.

“These new citizens have become not only Malaysians but Sabahans with right of abode and employment in Sabah. These new citizens in Sabah have therefore acquired rights that surpass that of other Malaysians in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak,” he said.

These people could enter and remain in Sabah whereas other genuine Malaysians (from Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak) are still subject to immigration controls and work passes.

He claimed that by joining Umno, many of these new citizens have also acquired political privileges and positions of influence in many districts.

“Some have even been successfully considered as bumiputeras and can own native lands and enjoy other rights and privileges that surpass millions of other Malaysian non-bumiputeras,” he said.

He reminded that under the terms of the formation of Malaysia in 1963, entry in Sabah and Sarawak comes under the respective State Governments and that the only persons the State authority cannot prohibit from entering the State are federal civil servants on official duties in the State concerned.

“The spirit and intent of the Malaysia Agreement was to protect the Borneo states (Sabah and Sarawak),” he said.

He recalled a time in the 1980s when even a Member of Parliament from peninsula was put on a wheelchair and forcibly evicted from Sabah at the old Kota Kinabalu airport in Tanjong Aru.

“Although many people did not agree with the abuse of the State’s immigration powers in such manner, that power remains intact because the Director of Immigration complied with a State directive, he said.

“But there is no assurance that the director will comply with State directives if his superiors and (federal) Minister were to disagree with a directive of the State.

“After all, some directives are administrative and discretionary in nature and not a matter of strict law that an officer of the government must comply with,” he said.

– Daily Express, Sabah

SAPP to show proof of Sabah MyKad scandal

SAPP to show proof of Sabah MyKad scandal

MalaysiaToday
Evidence of illegal issuance of MyKad to foreigners will be released by the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) on Saturday.

The MP for Sepanggar, Datuk Eric Majimbun, said he would reveal the details that led to a population explosion in the state.
“Just imagine, our population increased by 285 per cent between 1970 and 2000,” he said. “I will bare all, including proof of people not born in Sabah becoming Malaysian citizens (in Sabah).”

Majimbun, who is also SAPP deputy president, was at the state government’s Hari Raya open house in Likas, hosted by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman on Wednesday.

Yong promises to win back Elopura, Tanjung Papat seats

The Borneo Post Online

Yong promises to win back Elopura, Tanjung Papat seats 

SANDAKAN: SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee promised to win back two seats lost when Au Kam Wah and Datuk Raymond Tan parted ways with the party.

“We lost Elopura and Tanjung Papat state seats. In the coming general elections, we will win them back,” he said in an interview with The Borneo Post at SAPP Sekong office in Taman Sibuga.

Yong was responding to a question as to whether SAPP has lost their ‘Fixed Deposits’ strongholds and ‘safe’ state seats when Tan and Au announced their decisions to be independent assemblymen after pulling out of the party.

“Sabah political leaders including Sabah Umno minister such as Datuk Masidi Manjun and others have given their views about the harmony and unity of our ethnic groups.

“Ethnic groups in Sabah and Sarawak have very good relations with one another. They are not beset by racial and religious polarisation as in Peninsular Malaysia,” said Yong on a proposed law which supposedly would be called ‘Race Relations Act’.

“Still, we worry that the increasing racial problems in the peninsula might get ‘imported’ to the east,” he said.

He recalled that in the 1970s and the 1980s, ‘Mr Opposition” Datuk Tan Chee Kun (now deceased), was one of the few leaders from the peninsula who openly said that in terms of harmony and unity, Peninsular Malaysians have a lot to learn from Sabah and Sarawak.

To him, this means that big political parties like Umno, MCA and MIC all behaved and functioned along racial lines.

“It would defeat the intentions of such a law,” he said.

“What SAPP proposes is non-racial politics where we consider the problems of other communities as our problems.

“The major parties should gradually abolish racial politics, which is much better than any race relations law.”

Earlier on, Yong joined directors and committee members of SRK Tai Tong in a earth-breaking ceremony for a school building.

Yong was on a two-day visit to meet his members in Sandakan, boosting up confidence after the pullout of Elopura and Tanjung Papat state assemblymen.

Everybody Loves Raymond Tan…(2)

Tan’s Cabinet status for PM
Daily Express

Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman will meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi soon to discuss Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah’s position in the State Cabinet and Barisan Nasional (BN).

“Yes, we (State Cabinet) discussed it just now and for the time being he (Tan) will continue his duties as a Deputy Chief Minister and Infrastructure Development Minister,” he said when met after chairing the Cabinet meeting Wednesday.

“Besides meeting with the Prime Minister I will also be consulting my BN component colleagues to seek their views on the matter,” he said, adding that Tan was also present at the meeting.

Tan, a Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Deputy President, tendered his resignation letter on Monday after the party decided to pull out of BN.

However, Musa told him to remain in the two posts pending a decision.

However, some leaders in the BN like Kalabakan MP Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh, Liberal Democratic Party President Datuk VK Liew and Upko Secretary-General Wilfred Madius Tangau have expressed reservations.

Ghapur had expressed fear that allowing an independent to hold positions in the Government could pose trouble for the coalition while Liew noted that such a move was unprecedented.

There have also been questions posed by fellow BN component Parti Bersatu Sabah in allowing Deputy State Assembly Speaker Datuk Frankie Chong to continue in that post despite being aligned to SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee, who had openly been campaigning for the Prime Minister’s resignation or alternatively supporting a no-confidence vote against Abdullah in Parliament.

In Labuan, another of Yong’s loyalists said he received the go-ahead from Labuan Corporation head-cum-Labuan Chairman Datuk Suhaili to remain in the Labuan Advisory Council.

Meanwhile, Musa said he had received resignation letters from two other SAPP members, namely Assistant State Finance Minister Melanie Chia and Sabah Economic Development Corporation Deputy Chairman Datuk Liew Teck Chan as well as Science Advisor to the Chief Minister Datuk Tham Nyip Shen.

A co-founder of SAPP, Tham had on Tuesday announced he was also quitting the party.

As for the replacements to fill up the many vacated posts following the mass resignations of the SAPP leaders after the party ditched the BN last week, Musa said it would be looked into later.

It is not known how many vacancies have arisen following the resignations of SAPP members holding community leader posts like PKRs and JKKK heads.

Tham Nyip Shen Resigns from SAPP

One Of SAPP Founder Members Resign
23rd September 2008, Bernama

Datuk Tham Nyip Shen, one of the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) founders back in 1994, today officially announced his resignation as party member and Science Advisor to the Chief Minister.

Tham told a press conference that he had sent his resignation letters to the office of SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman on Sept 18, but only decided to make the decision public today because he had wanted to inform Musa first.

While he was ’heartbroken’ to leave the party which he had helped form, Tham said he could no longer be with the party as he had no intention whatsoever to be in the opposition.

“It has always been my intention to serve the people through the government.

“I made the same decision in 1994, leaving Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and formed a party (SAPP) to join Barisan Nasional (BN) because at that material time, BN still ran the federal government. Today, I hold the same principle,” he told reporters.

– BERNAMA

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My Observations;

Looking at the trend, it appears that the ones who are closest to the CM are the ones leaving the party. Maybe I was harsh with Raymond Tan in my earlier post but Tham Nyip Shen,in my books, is a gentleman for not joining the chorus of September 17 as he waited for the right time, informed his boss Musa Aman, and properly resigned. According to another article from Bernama, Raymond Tan never submitted his resignation letter in the first place. Read ‘We have Never Quarreled, Tham Says On Relationship With SAPP President.

Let’s Talk About Raymond Tan…


I couldn’t believe it at first. Raymond Tan is the kind of guy who appears to be the least likely Sabahan politician to go corrupt. I’ve been to a function once where he was the guest of honour when he first became minister. I’ve found him to be a nice and considerate guy who’s willing to be there for the people, though he sounded a bit like Mickey Mouse (Below) at first. 

Later on he has gotten over his pip-squeakiness and sounded rather butch. He started to develop the Mortimer Mouse, Mickey Mouse’s rival, (Below) traits that is cunning, sleazy and greedy.
After I read Malaysiakini’s “I Stopped PM From Ordering Yong’s Arrest” (you can also refer to my last post), I am of the opinion that he should have relinquished everything and joined up with his friends who placed him there as a Sabah Deputy Chief Minister in the State Cabinet.
Now according to Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman, Raymond Tan will still remain as DCM until further notice. I suppose how can Musa sack him when Raymond has been performing his duties as State Cabinet member; didn’t he after all told everybody that he was reluctant with the SAPP’s majority decisions? By right, he should’ve followed suit. Where he will be endowed with real respect instead with respect of convenience that the prestige of the DCM position brings. (How can he have respect while being a party-less DCM? I wonder.)
To be frank, everybody loves Raymond now because he’s now officially a joke. Now at least people have something talk about everyday at the kadai-kadai kopi .
Oh, by the way, if any of you thought that loving Raymond is about affection; think again.
What I meant was everybody would love to joke about Raymond Tan now!

Everybody Loves Raymond Tan…



I Stopped PM From Ordering Yong’s Arrest
Tony Thien, MalaysiaKini

The war of attrition continues over the sudden withdrawal of Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) from Barisan Nasional last week as a “shocking revelation” came to light.

Its disgruntled ex-deputy president Raymond Tan  claimed on Saturday that he had been instrumental in preventing the arrest of party president Yong Teck Lee in June in relation to allegations of corruption.

An English-language daily in Sabah quoted Tan as saying that Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had wanted Yong arrested by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA). This was after Yong spearheaded a no-confidence vote against Abdullah’s leadership.

In defending himself against claims of ingratitude by failing to support the Sapp pullout, Tan revealed that he had intervened on Yong’s behalf in June. 

He said he had pleaded with Abdullah not to arrest Yong as it would be a bad move, and had even gone on television with a plea to allow the latter to speak up.

Tan, who has since quit the party, claimed he had always been protective of Yong and that this has not changed in spite of their differences of opinion over the Sapp pullout.

In an immediate response, Sapp newly-appointed information chief Chong Pit Fah described this as a “a shocking revelation […] that he can influence the prime minister to stop ACA action”.

“This is an admission by a BN deputy chief minister that the prime minister can interfere with ACA work,” Chong said in a statement issued yesterday.

He also wanted to know if the same influence could be used on other persons such as serving ministers, or similarly abused.

Chong explained that the Sapp boss had volunteered in June to give a statement to the ACA but that the agency had not contacted him.

Yong could not be reached for comment as he is abroad.

Sabah CM: Tan to stay in cabinet

Tan met with Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman this morning to discuss his position in the state cabinet since he is no longer in BN. He is required to resign his posts, but was reportedly reluctant to do so.

After the meeting, Musa announced that Tan would remain as his deputy for now.

A final decision on the matter will be made after Musa has met with top BN leaders.

Sapp, meanwhile, has cast doubt over the actual number of its Tanjung Papat division members who were said to have resigned on Saturday, in support of Tan. The figure was put at 2,000 members.

Tan is the elected representative for the Tanjung Papat state seat.

Assistant secretary-general Foo Fook Ming said the central committee has yet to receive resignation letters from the members and leaders concerned.

He said only Youth chief and Elopura state assemblyperson Au Kam Wah and supreme council member Jimmy Wong have submitted their resignation letters to date.

Foo also pointed out that there are only 1,791 registered members in the Tanjung Papat division.

“So, I wonder where the extra members have come from – are they phantom members?’ he asked rhetorically.

MalaysiaKini SMS: 17/09/2008(4)

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has pull out of BN to become an independent party. The party has 2 MPs and 4 assembly-persons.

SAPP Walks…Conclusion

Wasn’t that an eventful evening? To those who have been following the whole SAPP Saga must’ve known that the party’s exit was inevitable. It was simply the matter of when is the right time to pull out.

In the recent months following the March 8 political tsunami, SAPP has been fighting for fairness to the point of attempting to remove the Prime Minister by moving a motion of no confidence in parliament.

The attempt failed naturally, due to threats made by government agencies, such as the ACA and ISA, against SAPP’s president and its 2 parliamentarians.

Fairplay in the BN is laughable and that’s another reason out of the many reasons why SAPP is sickened. Imagine that you just won a hard earned political victory on March 8 by winning 2 parliamentary seats, only to be insulted by not been given any federal cabinet position.

“Wah so spoil-sport one kah? So into positions that when not given anything sulking already?” some political observers may say. Well, in this day and age, one may be forgiven on grounds that we’re an enlightened crowd so we simply have a “give and take” attitude and all will be well, right?

Wrong.

Not when your boss ‘takes’ all your dues and ‘gives’ them to a party with only 1 lousy seat!

And the boss gives you a pep-talk that a politician (or a ridiculously highly paid motivator) usually tells to his supporters…

Bullshit.

That’s right folks.

The BN is all about bullshit. The stench is so bad that SAPP left!

Now the die is cast and there’s no turning back. Who’s next to leave is on every Sabahan minds. For now, nobody knows what’s next.

But be rest assured the coming days is going to get interesting. So be prepared.

Popcorn, anybody?

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