Source: The Star 19.6.2008
No reason to support motion, says 'embarassed' SAPP deputy president
KOTA KINABALU: SAPP deputy president Datuk Raymond Tan said he was confused and embarrassed about the party's move to move a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.
He said that the party's supreme council had not been consulted on the matter, accusing SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee of acting arbitrarily.
Saying he would attend the party supreme council meeting scheduled tomorrow, he however questioned the party's rationale of having made the decision first.
"It is not proper for us to do it when (Datuk Seri) Abdullah (Ahmad Badawi) is the Barisan chairman. It is disrespectful to the Prime Minister," said Tan, who is Sabah Deputy Chief Minister and Infrastructure Minister.
On the meeting, Tan said: "If it (the no-confidence motion) was already pre-planned and decided, what are we going to discuss? The damage is done."
He said the move was embarrasing as the SAPP won its seats on a Barisan ticket.
Tan said he was not making any stand on the issue at the moment before attending the meeting.
He said SAPP had been very vocal and even blunt on Sabah issues and the Federal Government had been responding to various requests.
Tan had on Monday denied speculation that the SAPP would be pulling out of the Barisan.
p/s: Do lah whatever you can do to bring down the flip flop!