KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee (pic) will be contesting the Kota Kinabalu parliamentary seat for the first time.
The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president is the party's sole parliamentary candidate, while SAPP is contesting another four state seats; Inanam, Likas, Api Api and Luyang.
Yong said that the SAPP demonstrates full autonomy as it enjoys full independence in forming its own decisions.
"SAPP is an autonomous party and decisions on candidates need not get approval from anyone in the peninsula," said the former Likas assemblyman.
SAPP is part of the Gabungan Sabah opposition pact, a four party coalition that includes SAPP led by Yong, Sabah STAR led by Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah led by Datuk Lajim Ukin, and Parti Perpaduan Rakyat Sabah led by Mohd Arshad Abdul Maulap.