Pakatan Sabah’s another smear attack on Yong on Projek IC

(WkiiSabah) – A furious 45-minute confrontation between the DAP and Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) raised temperatures in the Chinese enclave of Foh Sang in Luyang here Wednesday night.

Police had to step in around 9 pm to calm the situation, triggered by an argument at a Pakatan Rakyat ceramah over who was to blame for the controversial ‘Project IC’ in which illegal immigrants obtained identity cards to become voters.

SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee barged in and confronted DAP leaders at the ceramah, saying he wanted to give his side of the story, after his request for a public debate was turned down by DAP.

Yong left only when requested to by the police. He then walked over to his ceramah, which was being held 50m away.

There, he told supporters that he had gone over to clarify that he was not involved in Project IC.

He said Sabah PKR leader Chong En Leong was ready to take the stage to clarify that Yong was not involved but DAP elections director Fred Fung did not allow it.

Other leaders such Luyang candidate Hieu King Chiew (DAP) and Api Api candidate Christina Liew (PKR) also refused.

“I wanted a chance to reply to their lies in a debate and even then, I was refused,” Yong said.

He claimed PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was in the know about Project IC as he was the deputy prime minister in 1994 when Yong was Sabah Barisan Nasional elections director.

“Why are they blaming me when Anwar knows it all? Chong is so close to (former chief minister) Osu Sukam and he knows it all too,” Yong said.

He said SAPP would fight and win on the truth.

“We do not want to win on lies,” he said, adding that Anwar could easily give Sabah Pakatan leaders a clearer picture on all those involved in Project IC.

“I just don’t know why they want to mention my name. This is Sabah. Nobody can bully a Sabahan,” he said.

There was no more mention of Project IC in the Pakatan ceramah.