Sunday, November 6, 2011

RCI now, else?


I and the entire UPKO members and leaders at all level fully support the intention of our President to meet the Prime Minister over the issue of setting up the RCI in order to get to the bottom of this perennial problem (illegal immigrants and Project ICs) which is directly or indirectly affecting the social structure of the people of Sabah especially genuine Sabahans. We also support any action OR decisions that will be taken by Tan Sri Bernard Dompok in the name of UPKO should the Prime Minister and the Federal Government fail to take any positive and constructive measures in the setting up of RCI as demanded and requested by UPKO.

We are now fed up with various statement and claims made by the Federal Governments including those made by various head of Federal Government Departments out rightly denying the existence of illegal immigrants who have obtained Mykads through dubious means. This issues have been brought up so many times in parliaments and a memorandum to that effect have been submitted to the Home Ministry. Several books have been authored and printed and in circulation providing ample proof on the existence of MyKads issued to dubious citizens. These “Mykads” holders are even found in our electoral rolls.”

I totally agree with our President that it would be pointless for us to be part of the Federal Cabinet and being part of the Government in place if the main core struggle of our party, being a member of the ruling government, is not even given any due consideration, let alone take any action plan to address this issue. How would we be able to face the electorates in the next general election if their grievances are not addressed positively?

We, as representative of the people and the voice of the people have been asked by the Prime Minister to turun padang and to feel the people’s pulse (nadi rakyat). Indeed, we are feeling the people’s pulse alright; and it is now beating at the rate faster than we can imagine. The call for the setting up of RCI on this matter is now being brought up by other Barisan Nasional components party as well, not to mention that this issue has been and is the battle cry of the opposition political parties.

I therefore urge the Prime Minister to respond positively to this call now before we are taught a political lesson by the electorate in the next general election.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sabahan Will Show Displeasure at The Next General Election

BY Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing

The continual rejection by the Federal Government in setting up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the issuance of IC to non-malaysian under the Project IC is giving an impression to the people of Sabah that the Federal Government has something to hide from. People in Sabah and Malaysian as a whole are under the impression that there is something being hidden from them and they are demanding for an explanation. I am sure with this continual denial by the Home Minister with regards to Project ICs and illegal immigrants having acquired ICs through dubious means will be expressed by the people in Sabah during the next general election. The continual denial by the Home Minister over this issue is indeed mocking the intelligence of Malaysian in Sabah. Surely the government must have realized the severity and security of the State is at stake. Most especially when someone holding a Malaysian ICs daringly declaring himself as Sultan of another country, surely this must be something serious enough for the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI). In the last Parliamentary seating, I have handed over to the Home Ministry a memorandum providing them with the proof that there exist foreigners who have managed to obtained Malaysian ICs making thme citizens of this country by registering as voters and being members of Malaysian political parties. I have called for the immediate revocation of all ICs issued to foreigners through dubious means. I will continue to bring this matter up in every Parliamentary Session until the Federal Government take concrete steps to solve what I and other leaders have called the “mother of all problem.” In this respect, I demand that the Home Minister offer a concrete and complete explanation on how they can offer to solve this problem since they rejected the call for the setting up of a RCI.