A sack would be just the thing that SAPP needs. That way it is easier to leave BN without quitting. It’s also easier later if SAPP wants to be an independent party and support PAKATAN RAKYAT when or if it comes to power. Or, if it wants to jump! That way, SAPP does not have to deal with moral issues of cross overs with its constituent. “We got the sack! What else to do!”, its MPs can say. It’s a win-win situation for SAPP.
As for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, whatever he does or say at this point, is pointless. No matter how many pledge their support for him this afternoon – there’s an emergency meeting it seems! But the only emergency I see is UMNO splitting in a thousand ways! And the MPs who get the sack become HEROES!
And what did I say about blackmail? I don’t know who’s blackmailing who. But the Prime Minister says that:
I have not been able to satisfy his personal greed (Bernama).
He meant party president Yong Teck Lee. Yesterday, SAPP wanted to call for a vote of no confidence against the PM.
Yahoo! It’s happening…and happening fast. And history in the making at that. For this is the first time a no confidence vote has been smacked on a prime minister (of Malaysia).
Yet everyone knows it’s impossible to happen. Will it be allowed in the first place, in Parliament?
Sapp will find it impossible to raise the motion on Monday because both the ordinary and substantive motions require a member of parliament to give sufficient notice to the House.
Fourteen days’ notice is required for an ordinary motion, and two days for a substantive motion. (malaysiakini).
Whether these MPs cross over (to Pakatan Rakyat a.k.a Anwar Ibrahim) or stay independent, it is a brave move, and has been very much expected. Sabahans after all are getting smarter by the day.
Any move to weaken BN/UMNO is a MOST welcomed move. Those in UMNO, even those who are anti-Abdullah, do not realise, to attack Abdullah is a move to weaken UMNO, not Abdullah. The man has his sweetheart, his family, his jet planes, his farms. What will UMNO be left with?
Sabah “Progressive” Party (SAPP), you’ve finally lived up to your middle name. Or is it? Or is this just another way to enrich some politicians?
The party announce today that it will call for a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Monday, and on Friday will decide whether it wants to stay in BN or call it quits.
Only that a no confidence vote and wanting the government to give into your demands are two conflicting things.
Why would you still be in a coalition when you no longer have confidence in its leader? And then at the same time, you want this leader and his government to give in to your demands?
It’s like a gamble. Or we can call it blackmail.
Why can’t you decide to quit right away? You have only 2 MPs and 4 state assemblypersons. Is it worth rocking the boat and kicking up a storm?
I know. I know. You can cause a ripple effect for other MPs to break away from BN, or jump into PAKATAN, or simply become independent and throw their support behind PAKATAN, making Anwar Ibrahim’s dream come true and September 16, a reality.
Will Abdullah be able to give Sabahans heaven and appease SAPP? Remember, I said that this may be a way for politicians to enrich themselves.
Or does UMNO think it does not need SAPP in its coalition? Is that an insult to Sabahans? Ahh…so many questions.
Lets wait till Friday for good news, or another disappointing one.