Sabah DAP duo apologises for breaching party policy
Deputy Agriculture and Food Security Minister Chan Foong Hin and Sabah’s Industrial Development & Entrepreneurship Minister, Phoong Jin Zhe have apologised for breaching DAP’s policy of refraining from state titles that they received on 7 October.
“We would like to extend our sincere apologies to the leadership and members of the party. Although we had previously explained the complexity of the situation, stressing our obligation to respect the goodwill from the Governor of Sabah and the state government, we understand that this should not be an excuse to undermine the party’s principle and policy,” they said in a joint statement.
The duo added that they valued the state governor’s recognition of DAP’s dedicated service.
“Our unwavering dedication to serving the people and our beloved nation as elected representatives remains resolute.
“We want to reassure everyone that our commitment to upholding the party’s principles and values is unwavering.
“We have taken to heart the strong reprimand from the DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) and are ready to accept the party’s guidance and advise with humility and an open mind.”
Yesterday DAP secretary general Anthony Loke announced that the party’s central executive committee found the duo guilty of breaching the party’s policy of not receiving titles and awards while serving in public office.
Both are recipients of the Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu awards that carries the title Datuk for the recipient.