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Sabahans will be forced to share privileges with PSS holders: Anifah
Published on: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
By: Hayati Dzulkifli
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MEMBAKUT: Sabahans will be forced to share their rights and privileges with Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) holders once the State and Federal governments decide to proceed with implementing the PSS in June, this year.

 Former Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said they may risk losing the State when there are many PSS holders and also the future of children and next generations when they have to be “pendatang” (migrants/illegal immigrants) in their own State.

 He said Sabahans would not only have to compete for hospital beds and schools but would also have to strive to enjoy those with PSS holders in the State.

 “We all know that Warisan will not guarantee the security and safety of our children and grandchildren.

 “When I was Foreign Minister, I know the outside threats and among the concerns raised during discussions with foreign leaders was that Sabah is not only losing the government but most probably having our children and next generations end up ‘pendatang’ in our own State if we are not cautious.

 “I am talking about this sincerely to the people in Kimanis that if you vote for Warisan, then your one vote can be likened to giving a knife to the party to destroy not only the future of our children and next generations but also to allow what is happening with PSS.

 “This PSS involves about 600,000 foreigners, and if a fertile woman can bear three children in three years, then their number will become 1.8 million through 600,000 x three children,” he said.

Anifah who was formerly the Kimanis MP said this in his speech when campaigning for Barisan Nasional (BN) at Kg Gapo, Takapan here on Monday. Also present were Umno Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad bin Hasan, Sabah Umno Chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and BN candidate Datuk Mohamad bin Alamin.

 He said actually that it was agreed that IMM13 was only for war refugees who left their country due to war, but the PSS is for residence whereby when the father and mother are foreigners, their children who are born here automatically become citizens and locals have to compete with them for public facilities like schools, and medical treatment in hospitals, among others. 

“When there are many of them here (Sabah), we may still have Malaysia but we may risk losing Sabah. I have been saying this before election, during election and after election, but this time, this matter is not something that can be politicized.

“Since I was the former foreign minister and together with the Prime Minister, we know the outside threats. Actually I don’t hate Warisan but voting for Warisan can destroy us, the State and the future of our children and next generations.

“And there is no other way to defeat Warisan except to fully support and vote for our BN candidate. In fact, the candidate or me is not important because what’s important is our children, grandchildren and next generations to inherit the State in a better way,” he said.

As for Warisan candidate Datuk Karim Bujang, Anifah said he knew Karim for quite some time as he was the Bongawan Assemblyman while he (Anifah) was the Kimanis MP.

Based on his observation during those time, he said the voters in Kimanis seat should not waste their time “as he does not deserve to be a leader and cannot protect the future of Sabahans’ children and next generations.”

On the announcement by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal cum Warisan President to do a study of making Kimanis a district, Anifah said this was already approved by the then Barisan Nasional (BN) government to make Kimanis, Bongawan and Membakut as a district.

 He likened this announcement with PH Federal Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin who officiated a new Fire and Rescue Services in Kimanis in January stating that the development was brought by Warisan,

 Anifah said he was the one who asked former Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan under the then BN government to approve the construction of the station involving a cost of RM7 million because Kimanis people need the station for any fire incidents and other eventualities and emergencies.

 


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