No need special pass, send them back: PBS
Published on: Sunday, September 08, 2019
By: Johan Aziz
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TENOM: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Deputy President Datuk Seri Panglima Radin Malleh (pic) said it is better for the Government to send back the illegal immigrants in Sabah to their country of origin rather than replace their present documents to a special temporary Sabah pass (PSS) and renewing them every three years.

 Responding to the statement of the Home Affairs Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, Radin said the lackadaisical way of dealing the illegal immigrants by the government will only prolong the unending problems posed by them in terms of security and economy and other related problems.

 “We should distinguish between the foreign workers and the illegal immigrants, said the former Minister of Rural Development in a statement.

 Radin said since the government had identified and verified the more then 600,000 illegals including the Imm13 refugees, it should send them back without delay.  

 He said Federal should be sincere and determined to solve this problem if it loves its subjects in Sabah.

 “The move of government to replace the documents would only encourage the illegal immigrants to stay on in Sabah and invite further influx of new ones.

 “The government has identified and verified the illegal immigrants couple with the fact that the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) reports have been delivered to the government.

 “Therefore, there is no reason it could not take a positive and effective measures to solve and ultimately end the illegal immigrant problems in Sabah once and for all,” said Radin.

 The Federal and State Governments have resolved to introduce a temporary Sabah Pass (PSS) to eligible foreigners holding various documents in the state as means towards resolving the long-standing illegal immigrant problem.

 Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin said the pass would be implemented by the Sabah Immigration Department starting June 1, 2020.

 “We are in the midst of drafting ways to implement it where a special body will be established at state-level which will be further explained by the Chief Minister soon,” he said after the Main Committee on Managing Immigration Meeting Kota Kinabalu, Friday.


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