Sabah natives not opposed to PSS, says minister

KDM Malaysia chief Peter Anthony says the PSS is the only solution.

KIMANIS: Indigenous Sabahans will accept the proposed implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass  (PSS) as it is the only solution to the problem of migrants in the state, a KadazanDusun Murut leader said today.

Warisan vice-president Peter Anthony, who heads the KDM Malaysia organisation, denied there had been opposition to the PSS from KDM ethnic groups.

“So far they (the KDMs) are doing well. I think let the immigration department and the National Security Council resolve all the issues.

“So far there’s no problem with KDMs, they will accept it because it is the best solution to the migrant problems in Sabah; it is still a proposal, there are also many more technicalities that need to be sorted out,” said Anthony at the state-level Christmas and New Year celebrations in Membakut, near here, today.

Most KDM-based parties in Sabah, such as Parti Bersatu Sabah, Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku and Parti Anak Negeri Sabah, have opposed the implementation of the PSS as being in contravention of the Immigration Act requirement that a foreigner must produce a passport when entering Malaysia.

The PSS is intended to replace three different identification papers held by migrants in Sabah.