Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) deputy president Senator Chin Su Phin has reiterated that the party could no longer cooperate with Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman.“The LDP will not compromise and we will continue to fight until the Chief Minister is replaced,” said Chin despite a call by Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Sunday for all Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties to support Musa.
“He (Musa) is too much and has been using his power to suppress those who do not follow his instructions,” said the outspoken senator who appeared to lay the blame for an incident during the party’s 22nd general assembly in Sandakan on Sunday at the door of Musa.
The incident was sparked by a group of about 100 people who gathered outside the hall shouting and clapping and mocking the event.
They also barged into the hall and began shouting and clapping each time the name of someone was mentioned causing much confusion.
The group appeared unconcerned by the presence of senior BN leaders including Muhyiddin, Musa, Umno vice president Mohd Shafie Apdal and Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Mansor who were all there as guest of the LDP.
“The Deputy Prime Minister saw the incident himself and he knows what was going on.
“He also said that problems within the Sabah BN must be resolved immediately.
“We want to make our stand to the Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak that we in LDP can no longer cooperate with the Chief Minister.
“It cannot be denied that the lack of cooperation among the state BN component parties is due to one person
“The LDP will not compromise and we will continue to fight until the Chief Minister is replaced,” Chin said.
‘Paid to hassle LDP’
He said some 1,000 party members who attended the general assembly and witnessed the incident were unhappy with such provocation by the group and wondered who would have dared organise the disturbance in the presence of both Muhyiddin and Musa.
“Fortunately, our members remained calm, otherwise the situation could have turned unruly.
“I don’t think this is the culture in Umno and we believed someone was behind the group of people who came in and disturbed our general assembly.
“Recently certain Umno leaders have been accusing LDP of being ‘kurang ajar’ (ill-bred) but this group of people who came and disturbed our general assembly are actually ‘kurang ajar’.
“It’s very clear that the group deliberately planned the rowdy situation,” Chin said.
He claimed that since he was the target of the group it was puzzling that no one in the group could identify him.
“When I accompanied the Deputy Prime Minister to leave the hall after the opening the general assembly, none of this group of people who had lined up on both sides of the way recognised Chin Su Phin (me).
“This shows that the group must have been paid by someone to make the hassle,” Chin said.
He pointed out that while LDP welcomed everybody to attend the party’s general assembly, “they should show some respect as we have law and order in this country”.