TAWAU August 3, 2012: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee sees an impact from the exit of two Barisan Nasional members of parliament, especially in Sabah.
“Overall, the impact will be on the fence-sitters,” he said yesterday, adding he does not foresee a domino effect with other elected representatives following suit.
He said in the case of Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Ukin, it would affect the division heads and supreme councillors of the party in Lajim’s area as he is the community leader for the Bisaya.
“Members at divisional level, I foresee will leave BN openly or quitting. After dissolution even more will leave openly, however, I don’t see a domino affect among YBs,” he said.
In the case of Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing, Yong said the impact would be on the KadazanDusunMurut (KDM) community.
“If we consider all this, it is obvious their departure will have some impact, especially on their areas concerned,” he said.
Yong said the issue given for leaving their parties though not similar, nevertheless endorsed what other opposition parties like SAPP have been saying for a long time.
“In terms of voters’ perception and issue, it shows that opposition parties like SAPP have been on the right track,” he said.