Megat Junid implicated In ‘Project IC’
KINABALU, January 23 (Borneo Post) -- Former Chief
Minister Datuk Harris Salleh and ex- Deputy Home Minister
Datuk Megat Junid Megat Ayub were implicated in the “Project
IC” syndicate which issued Malaysian identity cards to foreigners
and illegal immigrants in Sabah.
and Megat Junid were mentioned by a witness in the Likas
Election Petition hearing 1999, said Deputy Chief Minister
Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan.
witness, Hassnar Ebrahim, told the Election Court then that
Harris and Megat Junid were supposed to meet in Hong Kong
to discuss the scam.
had also told the court that he had met Magat Junid in Kuala
Lumpur to discuss how to supply forms to the aliens so that
they can apply for Malaysian ICs,” he added.
said Hassnar’s statement was contained in the hearing notes
handed over by Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president
Datuk Yong Teck Lee to the police recently.
who assumed the Chief Minister’s post between 1985 and 1994
when his Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) ruled the state, had
said that his administration was clean then.
for an identity card without the application’s birth certificate
as the supporting document must first get a certification
letter from a magistrate,” he told reporters at his Ministry
of Rural Development office at Sembulan here yesterday.
was commenting on Harris’ claim that PBS appointed village
heads were bound and directed to follow, as well as implement
the party’s open and hidden agenda in the case of certifying
statutory declaration as documentary evidence to apply for
has said that the Federal Government started issuing ICs
in 1970 and at that time statutory declarations instead
of birth certificates were and are accepted as documentary
long established practice in Sabah had been for village
heads to sign statutory declarations stating that so and
was born in Sabah. In the 19970s and early 1980s these village
chiefs were appointed by the Usno and Berjaya Governments,”
claimed 90 per cent of the village heads were replaced when
PBS came into power in the middle of 1980s and ordered to
implement party’s directive.
declarations that were made during Usno and Berjaya days
are valid documents and should have remained to be so unless
and until they are proven in court to be false. There is
a law governing statutory declarations,” added Harris.