Waytha calls for PR for p’sula  civil servants
Published on: Saturday, August 24, 2019
By: Bernama
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Kota Kinabalu: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P. Waytha Moorthy on Friday expressed hope that civil servants from Peninsular Malaysia who have served in Sabah for a long time and wish to remain in the State after retirement could obtain permanent residency status here.

Waytha Moorthy, the Minister responsible for national unity and social welfare, said many civil servants from the peninsula wished to stay on in Sabah after retirement as they were fond of living here.

“There are those who have come to me saying they wished to remain in Sabah even after retirement because they think Sabah is a peaceful and harmonious State.

“So today, I paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and this is one of the things we discussed, and he (Shafie) has expressed his intention to give due attention to civil servants from the peninsula who have served in Sabah for many years,” he said.

Pursuant to Section 66 of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155), there is a restriction on the right of entry of citizens into an East Malaysian state, whereby a Pass or Permit is required to enter and stay in the states of Sabah and Sarawak.



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