Party has betrayed Barisan, says Kurup

  • Nation
  • Friday, 20 Jun 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: The action taken by Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee is shocking, rude and a betrayal to Barisan Nasional, said Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup.

“This is because it (SAPP) has been protected under Barisan up to now. It’s a Barisan principle that we stick together through thick or thin. We worked together during the general election and we won on the Barisan ticket.

“This is a betrayal. This is the time that Barisan needs the most support due to challenging circumstances such as the petrol hike and (price) increment on other items. I cannot understand why he (Yong) did that.

“We should stay together to overcome problems,” he said after attending the Barisan supreme council meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre here yesterday.

Kurup said he had passed on the explanations given by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on the various issues to the people.

”Pak Lah has worked hard to reduce the problems (in Sabah). I believe that he has considered all the things that are important to all the races in Sabah. ”

He said PBRS would not be joining SAPP in asking Abdullah to step down.

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