Shafie welcomed political frogs then – Thien

Press Statement by Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (DAPSY) Tawau Chief Thien Ee Hang


1. In response to the recent speech by Warisan President, Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal in Parliament, I would like to humbly request him to review Warisan’s leadership issue internally and not shift the blame to other parties.

2. It is irresponsible and arrogant for alleging the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Noor and other parties for “buying” Warisan’s representatives over.

3. If according to Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s logic, did he offer high roles or luxurious offerings to Sri Tanjong Assemblyman Justin Wong and Elopura Assemblyman Calvin Chong as they also betrayed DAP and joined Warisan?

4. Warisan then did not condemn or reject these representatives from joining them, they even mobilised the whole party to whitewash the betrayal of these two assemblymen.

5. Why only advocate for anti-hopping law now? Is it because Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal had a taste of his own medicine now?

6. When DAP and Pakatan Harapan was advocating for the Anti-Hopping Law through the MoU with former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri, Warisan even relentlessly attack and slander DAP, it is very surprising that they are now supporting the Anti-Hopping Law out of the blue.

7. I would like to reiterate that DAP and PH Sabah is very consistent when it comes to rejecting political frogs and bringing reform agendas such as the Anti-Hopping Law.

8. It has also been proven by Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun yesterday that the Unity Government led by GRS will table the Anti-Hopping Law in March. This proves that the new government with the participation of PH Sabah is based on reform principles and agendas.

9. If Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has proof that his party’s representatives was “bought over”, the MP Tawau Lo Su Fui has urged him to lodge an official report to the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), I agree with the suggestion and urge Warisan to not continue and play the victim card in the Parliament if they have solid proof.

10. Once again, I would like to urge the Opposition to stop playing political games and attempt to destabilise the government, we are at a crucial moment to recover the economy amid this post-pandemic era. We should focus in restoring confidence to the people and society, stop all forms of political tussles that only results in personal gains for certain political leaders.

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