Illegal immigrants problem not a priority to BN
Kinabalu, Aug 5, 2010: SAPP Youth warns PBS not to think the public ignorant or gullible so as
to believe the BN political mind games.
"Despite the bravado statement by
PBS Secretary General, Henrynus Amin, the fact remains that BN is
perceived by the public to still have huge vested interest in the
continued illegal immigrant presence in the State," Youth Leader Edward
"When the Minister
in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Idris Jala, disclosed the
fact that the illegal immigrants problem in Sabah was not one of the
country's top six order of priorities, it clearly supported our worries
all this time that the oft described "Mother of All Threats" issue in
Sabah is actually a non-issue to Putrajaya.
"The illegal immigrants problem is a security issue and this should
be treated as such. When we as Malaysians talk of Security breach which
may lead to the eventual erosion of our sovereignty, this issue should be
given top priority irrespective of the fact that the security breach
occurred in Sabah or anywhere else in Malaysia.
"As pointed out by Henrynus Amin, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin had been
vocal on the call for the BN government to resolve the issue by 2012. This
was a well known fact to all especially the Prime Minister, Datuk Najib,
who officiated the 2009 PBS Annual Congress.
"Who could believe that even PBS's and UPKO's top leaders as senior
ministers in the Federal Cabinet could not get the Prime Minister's
attention on this illegal immigrants issue which is a threat to national
sovereignty? Have these leaders compromised State interests for their own
"The special laboratory set up in Sabah was an after-thought. This
was done to "appease the growing frustration and public discontent in
Sabah". By the time the results of the special NKRA laboratory is known,
the next 13th General Elections is over. And BN parties like PBS and UPKO
still dancing to the tune of the master as if this problem can be solved
just by a few statements calling for BN action. They have conveniently
forgotten that they are part of the BN government.
"BN has ignored the issue because they are having the support of PBS.
It is this, i.e. PBS's collusion with UMNO, that has further eroded
Sabah's rights and autonomy.