Samada ianya sekadar khabar angin atau benar segalanya akan terjawab petang ini.. Antara yang akan keluar dari BN petang ini di Sabah ialah Ahli Parlimen Tuaran dan Beufort.
Selain itu bekas ketua menteri Sabah, Datuk Seri Osu Sukam dikatakan akan turut menyertai Pakatan.
Semalam Free Malaysia Today melaporkan Presiden Parti Progressive Sabah (SAPP) memgumumkan akan memberikan sokongan kepada Anwar Ibrahim dan juga Pakatan Rakyat dalam PRU13 ini.
Langkah SAPP itu dilihat akan mengukuhkan lagi keyakinan Pakatan Rakyat untuk menguasai Putrajaya selepas PRU13 ini.
Yong juga mengakui kagum terhadap DS Anwar Ibrahim dan baginya bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri itu mempunyai kekuatan peribadi untuk membawa perubahan bagi Sabah.
"Seperti yang kita tahu, semua pergerakan perubahan nasional untuk mempunyai satu imej ikonik pemimpin. Sebagai contoh, di Asean sahaja, Aung San Suu Kyi dan Corazon Aquino adalah pemimpin perubahan yang merupakan sebahagian daripada susunan lama tetapi yang membawa perubahan kepada suatu susunan baru di negara-negara mereka.
"Di Malaysia pada hari ini, pemimpin untuk perubahan ialah Anwar Ibrahim," kata Yong.
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has thrown its support behind Anwar Ibrahim as the only person of stature who is capable of rolling back the clock and reinstating the state’s autonomous status within Malaysia as envisioned during the founding of the nation.Party president, Yong Teck Lee, in a astute move to firm up support for SAPP by the powerful national opposition coalition, professed his admiration for the former deputy prime minister as a person who had the strength of character to bring about change for Sabah.
“As we know, all national movements for change have an iconic image of its leader. For example, in Asean alone, Aung San Suu Kyi and Corazon Aquino were leaders of change who were part of the old order but who led the change to a new order in their nations.
“In today’s Malaysia, that leader for change is Anwar Ibrahim,” said Yong.
He said that the fact that Anwar who was sacked and jailed on suspicious charges had managed to cobble together a disparate group of parties, proved he had the will to help put the nation in a new and more democratic path that would be fairer to all.
The move appears to be SAPP’s trump card in its bid to strike a deal with Pakatan Rakyat to allow the party to contest in a majority of the 60 state seats in the 13th General Election.
Yong, a former chief minister of the state, declared his party’s support for Anwar as PM during the party’s biennial delegates’ conference last week. The event was also attended by PKR No 2, Azmin Ali.
He said SAPP was aware that there were many who did not belong to any political party who wanted to see the country’s many opposition movements unite under one leader who would be capable to bring about a change in government.
“The national opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, therefore should not be restricted as the leader of only an opposition party or a grouping of parties, but the leader of all the forces and all people opposed to the current ruling regime,” he said.
Other Pakatan Rakyat leaders that attended the event were Sabah PKR chief, Thamrin Jaini, Sabah PKR secretary Dr Roland Chia as well as from DAP Sabah, its publicity officer, Chan Foong Hing and former Tamparuli assemblyman, Edward Linggu representing Star Sabah - Free Malaysia Today
Dan peluang Najib untuk menjadi Ketua Pembangkan selepas PRU13 ini semakin cerah.. baca laporan ini..
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s visit to Sabah today and recent claim that a “surprise” would shift the state’s political landscape have triggered speculation that Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders there are joining PKR, including at least one MP, a senator and three political veterans.
Leading the list is Tuaran MP and UPKO (United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation) deputy president Datuk Seri Wilfred Mojilip Bumburing, whom rumourmongers have claimed is almost certain to shift to the opposition party by this afternoon.
A local PKR leader told The Malaysian Insider last night that Bumburing is expected to launch the Kadazandusun’s annual Kaamatan festival today in Kota Belud, an Umno-held federal seat, and Anwar may grace the event at 3.30pm to make the highly-anticipated announcement.
“Bumburing will launch Kaamatan and Anwar will be there around 3.30pm. He (Anwar) arrives (in Kota Kinabalu) at 1.40pm,” the leader said.
If everything goes according to plan, the leader said, more political conversions may be announced by tonight during a party function at the Star City Convention Hall in Kota Kinabalu.
“But no... it will not be a mass crossover. Very unlikely. We do not want to pre-empt anything big now,” the leader said.
“We are most certain about Tuaran (MP). I believe that he has joined our fight, believes in our struggle. The rest... still dangerous to say.”
Apart from Bumburing, the name of Beaufort MP and Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin, who is said to be growing increasingly disenchanted with his party leadership, has also been bandied about of late in the media and within local political circles.
But the PKR source told The Malaysian Insider that there have been much haggling and counter-offers thrown from across the South China Sea as Umno’s top leadership in the peninsula struggle to turn the tide against the opposition in the “land below the wind”.
“So many counter-offers being done since this afternoon. Even as we speak, there are offers being thrown around,” the source said.
The source added that with Anwar’s failed September 16 takeover still hanging over the leader’s head, no one in the party dares to trumpet today’s rumoured mass political conversions, which some have already referred to as “106” (June 10).
“Still dangerous to pre-empt. Four or five? Unlikely. But let’s keep in touch. We will see by the afternoon,” the source told this news portal.
But on micro-blogging site Twitter all yesterday afternoon, talk of the possible crossovers was rife with former Sabah chief minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee openly naming four individuals who may announce their PKR memberships tonight.
“Just name them lah — Osu (the ex-CM), Sen. Maijol (UPKO), Amir Kahar (the son) and Kasitah (ex-minister). Will it happen?” he posted in reply to journalist Philip Golingai (@PhilipGolingai).
Yong, who leads local opposition party Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), was responding to an earlier tweet from Golingai claiming that “a former Sabah chief minister, a senator, a son of Tun Mustapha, an ex federal minister are on the list of mass political conversion”.
The four individuals named by Yong were former Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Osu Sukam, UPKO vice-president Senator Datuk Maijol Mahap, former Banggi assemblyman Datuk Amir Kahar Mustapha and former federal minister Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam.
Osu, who was chief minister from 1999 to 2011, resigned from Umno in 2005 following allegations that he had accumulated gambling debts of up to RM7.14 million from a London casino.
So many counter-offers being done since this afternoon. Even as we speak, there are offers being thrown around. — PKR sourceAmir Kahar, the son of one of Sabah’s founding fathers Tun Mustapha Harun, had previously held the Banggi seat for 22 years before he was axed from Umno’s candidates list for Election 2008.
Kasitah was the former land and co-operative development minister who was charged with two counts of corruption in 2004 but was acquitted in 2009.
“For now, it starts with the Tuaran MP. The others may not... they could still be in for the counter-offers. We cannot say for certain what will happen,” the PKR source told The Malaysian Insider.
Earlier this week, a confident Anwar had claimed during a dinner function of a marked improvement in support for the opposition in Sabah, a known BN fortress.
The opposition leader, when predicting that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) would take its seat in Putrajaya after the 13th general election with a “comfortable majority” win, had also hinted of a “surprise” to be announced soon in Sabah.
The “surprise”, he claimed, would change the entire political landscape of the state where in Election 2008, BN had swept up 59 out of 60 state seats and 24 out of 25 parliamentary seats.
Federal seats in east Malaysia’s Sabah and Sarawak are expected to be PR’s focal point come the elections as both states, including the federal territory of Labuan, make up a whopping 57 seats, or 25 per cent of the 222 Parliamentary seats available.
In Election 2008, BN retained power over the Putrajaya administrative capital largely due to wins in east Malaysia and Labuan, where it made a near-clean sweep, winning 55 seats against PR’s two.
But the ruling pact lost its customary two-thirds parliamentary majority after only securing a five-seat margin ahead of PR in the peninsula, winning in just 85 constituencies while PR secured 80 seats.
In Sabah, the deep-seated issue of illegal immigrants will likely be used as a key campaign issue in the coming polls, with the Najib administration holding the trump card for having finally agreed to investigate the issue by forming a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI). - The Malaysian Insider