Jeffrey: Stop  looking for  scapegoats
Published on: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Kota Kinabalu: Star Sabah Chief Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan (pic) said Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) should stop looking for scapegoats and blaming the previous administration for the proliferation of illegal immigrants (PTIs) in Sabah.

He said nobody could deny that the illegal immigrant issue has been a protracted problem. 

“However, to simply point fingers at one person, namely Tan Sri Musa Aman, is a cheap shot.

Datuk Azis Jamman’s unfounded allegation on Musa’s involvement in Project IC is based on one man’s perspective published in a book. 

“Is it a conclusive study? Was Musa ever found guilty of such conduct? Did the RCI on illegal immigrants prove Musa’s involvement?

“In fact, during the RCI, there were repeated testimonies that there were syndicates selling dubious MyKads to illegal immigrants,” he said in a statement, Friday.

Jeffrey, who is also Keningau MP and Tambunan Assemblyman, also questioned in what capacity was Azis making his statement.

“Is he speaking as the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs or Warisan Wira Chief? 

“His statement seems to be incongruent, sounding like Deputy Minister one minute and a politician the next.”

Jeffrey also wished to know why Warisan needed to issue two lengthy statements by its leaders 

“There is no need to be so jittery and defensive if you claim non-involvement on the issue.” 

He also asked whether under Musa’s administration, there were spates of squatter fires breaking out throughout Sabah in a short period of time. 

“During the former administration, were there rampant stories of mobile JPN trucks appearing soon after the fires, whereby strangely enough not a single casualty was ever reported? 

“I also wish to ask during the previous administration how often you encountered postings of photos and videos in the social media alluding to documentation being granted to illegal immigrants. 

“Did the previous government ever suggested setting up a colony for illegal immigrants on a border island?”

Jeffrey said regardless of whether the logo on the JPN form is fake or not, suspicion on documentation exercise for illegal immigrants runs high among Sabahans. 

“If Warisan wants to counter allegations of their involvement in documenting illegals, they should be more robust in their efforts to flush out illegals instead of ‘babying’ the problem.” 

Photo Source: Bernama


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