SABAH Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee has given Barisan Nasional an ultimatum to resolve Sabah’s issues by August.
Yong also said the real question in Sabah was not whether Barisan MPs would cross over but the actual problems that Sabah had been facing.
“Crossovers only concern the central government because they are worried about their own stability,” he said.
Yong also said that issues such as illegal immigrants and cooking oil subsidies were not new but Barisan had not been doing anything to resolve them.
Citing the example of the Cooking Oil Subsidy Scheme, he said it was not fair for the Government to force Sabah oil palm growers to bear the subsidies since June 2007, when cooking oil is consumed by the whole country.
“Sabah planters make up two-thirds of the (total) number in the country so basically they are paying two-thirds of the subsidies.
“We have raised this subject but the Government said they will look into it, and they have been looking into the matter for 11 months already,” he said.