PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s incomptency is being blackmailed into corruption

SAPP President Dato’ Yong Yong Teck Lee yesterday dropped off a bombshell. He announced in a press conference that on Monday, the second Dewan Rakyat session, he and SAPP will moot the motion of vote of no confidence against PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The motion is against the UMNO President who is the BN Chairman and not the ruling coalition (BN) in the Dewan Rakyat.

Some people believe that this was Yong and/or SAPP way of “calling a bluff”, most probably for more goodies, which include quangoes. Most probably the attempt to unseat PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah will not happen, despite BN Back Benchers Club (BN BBC) in the Dewan Rakyat for the first time in history is lesser than the Oppositions. Regardless, it is a dangerous precedence set.

PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s immediate reaction, as quoted by

June 18, 2008 20:25 PM

PM Says Teck Lee Acted Out Of Personal Greed

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee’s latest action has been due to the fact that “I have not been able to satisfy his personal greed.”

Abdullah did not elaborate. However, his aides told Bernama that the prime minister would elaborate at a later date.

Yong declared in Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday that his party had lost confidence in Abdullah.

Of late, the former Sabah chief minister has been critical of Abdullah’s political decisions on Sabah as well as the move to increase fuel prices.


He blames Yong for unable to satisfy the latter’s “personal greed”. Previously, in the first meeting PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah had with Sabah BN leaders just few days after BN had their humiliating and record breaking result of losing 5 + 1 states, Yong strongly brought up a lot of issues concerning the Sabah people.

PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah met Yong several more times after that. And the past few weeks, the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and several Cabinet Ministers including the powerful Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yackop were in Sabah to meet Sabah BN leaders. Yong has been known to raise deemed pertinent to Sabahans from previous meetings and engagements with PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah, be it in Sabah or Kuala Lumpur the past three months.

Why the Federal Government still unable to resolve these issues, that brought a point SAPP in making an unprecedented attempt to unseat PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah?

The most important part from PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s spontaneous reaction here is, “to satisfy the greed of Sabah BN leaders”. Is that how PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah resolve issues and obtain their loyalty, by satisfying their greed?

If that is so, then truly PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah weak leadership and incompetency is being exploited into being blackmailed and thus resolves into practicing ‘money politics’ of the highest level, but on the cheapest and lowest node.

*Updated as of 3.30pm

The Dewan Rakyat’s minority BN BBC will hold a special meeting to discuss SAPP’s MP in supporting their president’s motion of vote of no confidence against PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah next week, when Parliament session starts again. has the story:

June 19, 2008 14:43 PM

BNBBC To Discuss Action By SAPP MPs Next Week

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) — The Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) will hold a special meeting next week to discuss the move by two Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) to support a motion on a vote of `no confidence’ on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Dewan Rakyat sitting.

BNBBC chairman Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said the BNBBC was deeply concerned over the move by the Sepanggar MP Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun and Tawau MP Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui as it represented an open criticism on the Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership.

“The BNBBC is of the view that if immediate action is not taken against the duo, it can affect the position of the BN and erode the people’s confidence in the coalition,” he told Bernama, here Thursday.

Tiong, who declined to comment on the possibility of disciplinary action being taken against the two MPs, said this depended on subsequent action taken by them.

“Based on what we read in the newspapers today, they are not the ones to table the motion, they merely support it. But we will see subsequent developments,” he said.

Tiong said the outcome of the BNBBC meeting would be forwarded to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also the Chief Whip, for further action.

On Wednesday, SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee declared that the party had lost confidence in the leadership of the Prime Minister and the party’s two MPs would support the motion of `no confidence’ at the Dewan Rakyat sitting which begins on Monday.

Meanwhile the Dewan Rakyat Speaker’s office, when contacted by Bernama this morning, said no motion on the matter had been received so far.


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