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Warisan questions delay in sending report to cabinet on migrants

 | September 10, 2017

Deputy President Darell Leiking claims some of these 'dubious Malaysians' holding MyKads have been hauled up in the peninsula for criminal-related activities.

Darell-LeikingPETALING JAYA: Parti Warisan Sabah deputy president Darell Leiking has questioned the delay in resolving the problems of illegal immigrants who have allegedly obtained citizenship after obtaining the MyKad.

He questioned what the permanent committee to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on migrants in Sabah had done so far.

He wanted to know when it will come up with a report to the federal cabinet to resolve the problems caused by these migrants.

“What is really holding up the report by this permanent committee and have they actually submitted their report and solution?” he asked in a statement released today.

Leiking claimed some of these “dubious Malaysians” holding MyKads have been hauled up in the peninsula for criminal-related activities and had even become Rela members.

He suggested that Prime Minister Najib Razak come out with permanent and concrete actions on the existence of illegal immigrants in Sabah.

Leiking also claimed the electoral roll had been “tainted with individuals, presumably non-Malaysian citizens, who shared the same IC numbers with genuine Sabahans/Malaysians” and said this problem had remained unresolved to date.

He reiterated the need for Sabah to come out with its own identity cards to weed out the problem of foreigners who had obtained MyKads illegally.

The RCI was formed in August 2012 to investigate the problems relating to citizenship, migrants in Sabah and “Projek IC” — the alleged systematic granting of citizenship to foreigners.

A public hearing was carried out in Kota Kinabalu from January 2013, with a five-member panel led by former Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak, Steve Shim Lip Kiong.

A total of 211 witnesses, including former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, former Sabah chief ministers Harris Salleh and Yong Teck Lee, were called to testify at the hearing which ended on Sept 20, 2013.

A permanent committee, chaired by Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman, was set up to study the recommendations and proposals submitted by other committees and to bring them to the cabinet for consideration and implementation.

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