Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upko wants to know about 22 action plans on illegals

Penampang: Upko is eager to find out what exactly are the 22 Plans of Action that have been recommended by the Special Lab on Illegal Immigrants to resolve the long-standing issue in Sabah.

Its Sec-Gen Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau said (Minister in the Prime Minister's Department) Datuk Seri Idris Jala had informed Upko leaders about this during the latter's briefing here recently.

He was not ready to tell us what are those 22 Plans of Action were but promised to do so at a later date. Madius pointed out that even Malaysians from Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia need to apply for Permanent Residence (PR) status in Sabah, so what more foreigners.

He lauded the keen interest shown by Silam Barisan Nasional Secretary, Kassim Sulaiman, on the problem posed by the large number of illegal immigrants in Sabah as reported in the Daily Express Tuesday.

He said the time for finger-pointing is over and it is time to get the problem fixed, adding no one should politicise nor try to gain political mileage over the problem.