PBS Youth Doubts Datuk Akjan's Citizenship
KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah
(PBS) Youth said Friday it fully supports the call for the
Malaysian government to strip Datu Mohamad Akjan Datu Ali
Muhamad of his citizenship for proclaiming himself to be the
"Sultan of Sulu" but expressed serious doubt whether
he is a genuine Malaysian citizen.
Youth Chief Datuk Jahid Jahim said swearing allegiance to
a foreign power was an "act of disloyalty or high treason
and a serious offence under the law."
believe the real issue in this particular case is not Datu
Ajkan's allegiance but doubts on his real identity and citizenship
status," he said in a statement, here Friday.
said Datu Akjan's status and real identity, whether he is
a bona fide Malaysian citizen or a Filipino who came to Sabah
as a refugee, is of public interest as he is now a resident
of Sabah and a public figure.
there must be public interest on Datu Akjan's case and the
law," he said.
said PBS also expects the National Registration Department
or the Immigration Department to investigate Datu Akjan's