KOTA KINABALU: Opposition legislators in Sabah filed an application yesterday on a vote of no confidence against Chief Minister Musa Aman following a series of kidnapping incidents in the state which has apparently severely affected the tourism sector and the eastern seaboard.
They have also submitted an emergency motion to adjourn the July 14 to 16 sitting to discuss the issue of upping the oil royalty from the present measly 5% to a respectable 20%.
The motion would be tabled in the State Legislative Assembly by Dr Roland Chia (PKR-Inanam) and seconded by DAP Sabah vice-chairman and Sri Tanjong assemblyman Chan Foong Hin.
Chan submitted the application and the emergency motion to the state assembly secretariat on behalf of opposition leader and Klias state assemblyman Lajim Ukin, who is away in Kuala Lumpur.
The last day to submit such an application and emergency motion is Friday (July 4) for the next state assembly sitting from July 14 to 16.
“Musa who is also chairman of the State Security Committee must be held responsible for the failure of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) to ensure security in the east coast,” said Chan. “We have requested that the voting be done through secret ballot and not by show of hand.”
Besides Chia, Chan was accompanied to the state assembly secretariat by Pakatan Rakyat representatives Chan Foong Hin (DAP-Sri Tanjung), Dr Edwin Bosi (DAP-Kapayan), Junz Wong (DAP-Likas) and Terence Siambun (PKR-Moyog).
Kota Kinabalu MP Jimmy Wong, who is also DAP Sabah chief, and Sabah PAS Commissioner Haji Aminuddin Aling were also present.