REPORT.... Yong (4 right) shows a copy of the police report upon coming out from the police station, while other SAPP officials look on.
By : VICTOR MA
KOTA KINABALU: SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee today lodged a police report urging the police to investigate the widespread allegation that he and the party had been paid RM80 million to split the opposition.
Lodging the said report at the Karamunsing police station here, Yong urged the police to investigate the allegation which constitutes criminal defamation by individuals via such social media like Facebook and Twitter.
The allegation, which spread like wildfire and during campaigning for the 13th general election, alleged that Barisan Nasional Chairman cum Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Hj Aman were responsible for giving the money.
Yong also wants the police to investigate whether Najib and Musa had committed corrupt practices and other criminal offences, because if it is true about the RM80 million being paid to him (Yong), then it means that corruption and other criminal offences had been committed.
Besides this, he also wants the police to investigate the spread of criminal defamation in the internet.
Yong said he was compelled to lodge the said police report as, although the election is now over, such an allegation was still being spread in public domain.
“Yesterday, I heard from my colleague Dato Shuaib Mutalib that his family’s colleagues in offices are still talking about this – RM80 juta fitnah-.
“During the general elections, I heard from our colleagues in Kudat (Peter Tsen) and Beaufort (Thomas Chong) the same lie being spread against SAPP.
“The common talk was that I took a taxi to the house of Musa Aman to collect the RM80 million cash,” he related.
In his police report, he also named DAP Luyang assemblyman Dr Hiew King Cheu as the main suspect behind the allegation.
“It is an absolute lie that I and/or SAPP were paid anything by BN or Najib (UMNO president) and Musa (Sabah Umno chairman) for whatever purpose. The lie was spread by our opponents especially DAP Dr Hiew King Cheu, and assisted by BN people, to destroy our Sabahans’ fight for autonomy,” he charged.
The former Chief Minister of Sabah further stressed that SAPP will not take a single cent from its enemies or from Malayan parties because to do so would weaken its fighting spirit.
“We do not need much money to fight elections because we fight on issues, we do not use money politics, we do not buy votes.
“The parties that used a lot of money was BN-Umno which was very obvious, and PKR, which even had helicopters to fly to Beaufort, Sipitang, Ranau and with PKR people dishing out cash,” he claimed.
He added that being opponents of BN-Umno, SAPP believes that Malaya parties want to treat Sabah and Sabahans like “Kerbau Dicucuk Hidung” (like buffalo being led by its nose) , “to make us slaves of Malaya political-economy and to exploit our natural resources to save Malaya which is already bankrupt.”.
He also stressed that to succeed in struggle for autonomy Sabahans must also be self-reliant in their capability, in their economy and in their spirit to fight. (BI)