Only PM ready to take bull by horns
on the Borneo Post August 12, 2012, Sunday
KINABALU: Science, Technology and Innovation Minister
Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili has described Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak as a true blue
national statesman and the only Prime Minister who is prepared
to take the bull by the horns and resolve the decades-old
illegal immigrant problem in Sabah.
who is also Parti Bersatu Sabah deputy president, noted
that this was despite former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir
Mohammad belittling the Royal Commission of Inquiry’s initiative
to look into Sabah’s illegal immigrant issue.
shows that Najib has a mind of his own and has the interests
of the people of Sabah at heart. This move is great for
Malaysia especially for our national sovereignty and security,”
the terms of reference of the RCI as very comprehensive
and met expectations.
include verifying the statistics of illegal immigrants and
refugees in Sabah; examining the recipients of Malaysian
identity cards/citizenship and those who became voters;
reviewing procedures, regulations and standards for processing
of applications and awarding of citizenships to foreigners;
investigating the action and functions of implementing agencies
in granting citizenship and formulating long-term solutions
to the illegal immigrants problem in Sabah,” Dr Ongkili
composition of the RCI members, he said it was well-balanced
and consisted of reputable and experienced professionals
and statesmen. “We are confident that they will deliver
resolutions that will solve the illegal immigrant problem
in Sabah once for all. “PBS will give the RCI our fullest
cooperation and support.
formation is a popular decision for the people of Sabah
and Malaysia as a whole and is also a fulfillment of the
recommendation of the Parliamentary Select Committee on
Electoral Reform as the presence of the illegal immigrants
in Sabah has been linked to the tainting of the electoral
roll,” said Dr Ongkili, who was chairman of the committee.