The SAPP supreme council has endorsed president Datuk Yong Teck Lee's no confidence motion against the Prime Minister. It did not make any decision on membership in BN. The stand has essentially remained the same. In short, Yong has his grip on the party leadership. His deputy, Datuk Raymond Tan, left before the press conference started just minutes ago. The Deputy Chief Minister did not respond substantially to the waiting media as he walked out of the room but is likely to meet the press later. If it's true that Tan convinced the PM that he could get the others to be on his side, then he has failed. But it comes as no surprise to most politicians and the media in Kota Kinabalu that Yong has the backing of most members in SAPP. While Yong is known for his gung-ho politics, Tan is perceived as an introvert. The two are opposites.
Those who chose to be on Tan's side would probably be those holding positions in the state government. For them, they can chose to join another party or set up a splinter SAPP. With the endorsement of the motion, the SAPP has opened itself to be expelled from the BN. It is no longer Yong's decision but the stand of the SAPP. To challenge the PM and BN boss is a serious breach of discipline. The BN supreme council will now have to meet again to formalise the sacking.