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2010 Jul 22 - Government not serious on illegal immigrants problem

No sincerity on illegal immigrants problem

Kota Kinabalu, July 22, 2010: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Secretary-General Datuk Richard Yong We Kong today said the BN government which ruled Sabah for the last 16 years had all along shown no sincerity in helping Sabah resolve the illegal immigrants problem. He said this when commenting on the Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin who said, "perhaps, this was the first time the issue of illegal immigrants in Sabah being looked at in holistic manner..." therefore suggesting that the Federal Government had never look at this problem seriously before.

"In fact the Federal and State Government had got all the information and data concerning the issues. As far back as during PBS's time as state government an amnesty exercise had been carried out and data on the immigrants had been collected.

"During BN regularization exercise the National Security Council has had the Indonesian Consulate setting up offices in various parts of Sabah to help process documents for the Indonesian to facilitate them in getting work permits. At the time the consulate officers from the Philippines Embassy were posted to Sabah to process documents for their citizens. The National Security Council help implemented the exercise and is having all the documents and data with them.

"The Special Task Force, the Immigration Department, the Armed Forces, Maritime and joint Military Task Force had jointly carried out one operation after another. They had the experiences, the know-how and the facilities. They are totally capable of performing their duty. What is really being required is the sincerity and the political will on the part of the BN government to resolve this problem.

"SAPP in our 14 points proposal submitted to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in 2006 suggested direct prevention action in resolving issue of illegal immigrants. One of those proposals is to set up a Malaysian Consulate in Zamboanga from where most citizens of the Southern Philippines board their ferry and to where most repartees are sent from Sabah. And that if there are constraints in establishing a new consulate in the Philippines, then the existing consulate in Davao should be relocated to Zamboanga. This consulate can help to ensure only genuine visitors and foreign workers will be properly documented to enter Malaysia via Sabah.

"Numerous memorandums with proposed solutions and comments had been made by various groups and individuals on this pertinent issue. Yet the answer we keep on getting is one study after another. Now the Special Lab had just completed its report and it is State cabinet's turn to study the report and decide what and how to do.

"With all the experiences and information readily available yet the Government is talking like only starting to look and study this problem. It shows that this BN government is not sure of what to do, they don't seem to have a direction, not serious or they are simply too busy with other matters. comment

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SAPP's 17 point Manifesto - Sabah deserves better in terms of more equitable distribution of opportunities, in social, economic and infrastructural development and a better quality of life. [BM][Chinese]

SAPP's Economic Plan for Sabah - SAPP aims to achieve economic prosperity and financial self-reliance for Sabah. Version in [BM] [Chinese]

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RCI Report on Immigrants in Sabah
The Birth of Malaysia
Malaysia Agreement Article 1-11
The Original Agreement of Malaysia
Heroes of Kinabalu 神山美烈誌
Schedule 9 of the Federal Constitution

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3 million acres oil blocks ceded
The Formation of Msia & Devt in Sabah
Proclamation of Msia 1963...details
Restore Sabah's right to appoint JCs,
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Supply Sarawak power to Sabah...
Sedition Act 1948
Continental Shelf Act 83 (1966)
Petroleum Development Act 144 (1974)
Petroleum Oil Agreement (1976)

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SAPP's objection of coal-fired plants in Sabah
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The missing billion ringgit "special grant"
SAPP on SEDIA Bill 2009
SAPP supports the call for the abolishment of Cabotage Policy
Probe illegals having Mykad also
Political Autonomy for Sabah
Sabah Schools still awaiting share of RM30 million
Special fund: Eric wants ACA probe
Oil royalty: SAPP not giving up
Scrap Bernas monopoly on rice
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