Neither Jeffrey nor Yong who first
called for RCI
on the Borneo Post August 14, 2012, Tuesday
KINABALU: It is now clear that it was neither Datuk
Dr Jeffrey Kitingan nor Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee
who had first championed the formation of the Royal Commission
of Inquiry (RCI) on the illegal immigrant presence in in
to Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice president Datuk Herbert
T Lagadan, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had
made that fact clear.
was very enlightening to note Chua’s statement giving credit
to PBS president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and I am
sure there are many Sabahan who were not aware of the fact
that it was PBS and Pairin who championed for the need to
set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the issue of illegal
immigrants in Sabah,” the Kadamaian assemblyman said.
believed that Sabahans should greatly appreciate the MCA
president’s revelation that Pakatan Rakyat leader Datuk
Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the first to reject the setting up
of the commission proposed by Pairin in 1994.
Anwar play-acting now just to hoodwink Sabahans and garner
their support?” asked Herbert.
Sabahans will still remember how he (Anwar) destroyed democracy
in Sabah after the 1994 state election when he had successfully
orchestrated the party hopping which included Datuk Seri
Panglima Lajim Ukin,” he said, adding that as a reward,
Lajim was given a ministerial portfolio in lieu of his former
appointment as an assistant minister under Pairin’s government.
also pointed out that Anwar’s promise of developing Sabah
in 100 days which he had formulated as the Deputy Prime
Minister cum Sabah Election Operation Director in 1994 had
failed to derail PBS.
time round he has successfully enticed Lajim and Tuaran
member of parliament Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing
to jump to his side on the fringe of the 13th general election.
perplexed as to why Anwar had the gut to accuse the BN government
of not heeding previous request to form RCI in Sabah when
in fact he was the first to reject PBS’ proposal in 1994?
The team combination of a ‘master promise maker (PKR) and
a ‘fact twister’ is a recipe for grand disaster for Sabah,”