KOTA KINABALU, April 19, 2016:
Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Deputy President Edward Dagul said Parti
Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Secretary-General Datuk Johnny Mositun's statement
that the Technical Working Committee on Illegal Immigrants report has been
completed and handed over to the central committee is new.
He said if the matter is already at the implementation stage than why was
United Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Acting President Datuk Seri
Wilfred Madius Tangau left out of the loop over such development.
"It was reported on another article yesterday that Tangau had requested
that a State BN meeting be convened as soon as possible to discuss the
finding of the Technical Working Committee chaired by the Deputy Chief
Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan," he said.
Such call was made in response to the Mositun's statement on Sunday, on
the illegal immigrants issue in Sabah and the so-called recommendations of
the Technical Working Committee on illegal immigrants chaired by PBS
"Sabahans will no longer tolerate statements made to purposely confuse the
masses. As this issue is of great importance, they deserve answers.
"Is the report still being discussed by the various "vetting" authorities
or has it already been approved for implementation?
It cannot be at both stages; so, this simple yet glaring confusion must be
explained to the people of Sabah," said Edward.
In addition, he said it was absurd for Mositun to suggest no time frame
was given to resolve the matter, although it is of utmost urgency for
"How many more kidnappings or illegal immigrant related crimes need to
occur before this is resolved?
If this "no time frame" syndrome, in any way, reflects the committee's
mindset, than either the persons charged to complete the work are
incapable or that they just lack the political will. Either way, it show
that the committee has failed and for that, the committee should do the
right and honourable thing and resign," he said.