Sabah IC most practical
April 3, 2013: Issuing Sabah ICs to Sabahans is the most practical way
to distinguish between the genuine Malaysians of Sabah origin and the new
Malaysian Sabahans who probably obtained their MyKads by dubious means,
said Amde Sidik, the Deputy President of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).
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The administration for this purpose could be undertaken by the government
agency or may be under the jurisdiction of Registrar of Native Courts, he
The President of UPKO Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said (Daily Express
02/04.2013) reissuing of MyKad for Sabahans is not impossible even though
Minister in the Prime Minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz said it would be
difficult for the federal government to issue new MyKad for Sabah.
"I can see that suggestion by Tan Sri Bernard Dompok is a bit cumbersome,
administratively it involves recalling and reissuing which Putrajaya is in
full control, I would think Sabah people are more knowledgeable in as far
understanding the people in this part of the country even if it's PR the
federal government," he said.
Sabah IC is one of the five main topics in SAPP manifestos.
Sabah had done it before and no complication with the laws of the country.
"The usefulness of Sabah Mykad among others are when we are dealing with
matters that affect the basic rights of being Sabahans, again our
reference is what being agreed in Malaysia agreement of 1963. For
examples, land matters, scholarship awards, licenses, permits, welfare
benefits and other forms of awards to bone fide Sabahans.
"Look at the distribution of BRIM RM500 handouts or few others many locals
didn't even get those benefits, whilst the new Malaysians including
Pakistanis and Indonesians-Malaysians have little difficulty in getting
government's facilities," Amde said.