Thursday, 16 May 2013


RUMOURS.... SAPP women’s wing chief Melanie Chia claims that although the election is over, the rumours have not stopped and was getting serious.


KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has lodged a police report over rumours in the social media that it was working with the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 13th general election.

A senior party leader said pre-election allegations that its president Yong Teck Lee had received RM80 million from the ruling coalition to split the opposition vote in order to favour the BN had ruined its chances in the elections held on May 5.

SAPP was wiped out in the polls.

Its women’s wing chief Melanie Chia said she was compelled to lodge the report because although the election is over, the rumours had not stopped and was getting serious.

“There were so much lies spread during this election and some of the lies stayed,” she told reporters after lodging the police report at Karamunsing police station and with the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

“I respect the wishes of the voters in the recently concluded GE13. However, some of the tactics used by our opponents before and during the election compelled me to lodge a report with the police as well as the MCMC.

“The allegation also stated that I was given RM5 million and was the only one in the party who had benefited.

“The money was allegedly given for SAPP to split the votes in the GE13,” explained the former Luyang assemblywoman.

Chia said the allegations had discredited Yong and the party as could be seen by the election results.

She singled out her opponent, the newly elected Luyang assemblyman Hiew King Cheu from DAP as among those heard making the allegation against Yong in coffee shops in Foh Sang.

Don’t forward rumours

Chia urged the MACC to seriously look into the allegation since it implicated Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak who is the chairman of the BN of corrupt practices.

“It is nine days after the election … it should be all over. All these talks should have stopped and we should start anew with whatever is our responsibility to society,” she said.

She also warned the public who are forwarding the rumours via SMSes and the social network to be aware of the serious consequences of their actions.

“I believe that not many of the people are aware of the consequences of their action so I urge them, please be very careful about what you are forwarding via SMS or social network,” Chia said.


  1. Bingkor Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) divisional secretary Zesmus Ongkudon described the statement by DAP secretary Dr Edwin Bosi urging PBS president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan to step down to make way for a by-election as outrageous and disrespectful of the democratic process .He said it was clear that the democratic process was transparent as practised by all parties, including the opposition, in the recent 13th general election.

  2. Zesmus also dismissed as baseless Bosi’s claims that the drop in the number of votes garnered by Pairin in GE13 was due to a decrease in the popularity of the Huguan Siou.

    “I think the decline was due to the voters’ silent protest against the seat quota system for Barisan Nasional (BN) in this election.

  3. “Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak emphasized earlier that BN candidates contesting in the GE13 should be winnable candidates who could sure win in the election.

    “It should have been transparent, thorough and decisive. This means that the candidates to be elected by the people should be accessible without being tied to a quota system,” he said.

  4. “For example, in Bingkor, BN could and should have easily won if a winnable candidate was placed in GE13. The Bingkor BN candidate was from UPKO.”

    He said Bingkor is a PBS stronghold where it is ahead of others with a total of 52 active branches in the area.

  5. “Therefore, BN winnable candidate in Bingkor should have been from PBS.

    “We had appealed but probably due to the quota system it had to deny the PM’s suggestion of a winnable candidate,” he said.

  6. Zesmus said this had disappointed many PBS loyalists, causing them to change in favor of the opposition.

    “This had an impact on the performance of the BN candidate Pairin who contested for the Keningau parliamentary seat.”

  7. ginilah bila tdk dpt terima kekalahan

  8. Banyak juga maklumat dan laporan melalui internet, harus juga menilaikannya.

  9. Khabar angin yang tidak berasas harus dielakkan.

  10. Pihak berkuasa harus bertindak.

  11. “The money was allegedly given for SAPP to split the votes in the GE13,” explained the former Luyang assemblywoman.

    PRU disyaki tidak amanah dan kotor. Serahkan bkti untuk pihak berkuasa untuk siasatan selanjutnya.