SAPP: Federal Government, be serious about Illegals
LAHAD DATU (Feb 14, 2009) : Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) is saddened and disappointed that no
concerete steps being taken by Federal government in addressing illegal
Kassim Sulaiman, SAPP Zone Silam Chairman, was
commenting on the
recent episodes in Lahad Datu and Kunak whereby a police team being mobbed
by a group of suspected illegal immigrants at fish market and two
smallholders were hacked to death by illegal immigrants at their
"SAPP has made numerous memoranda to the Federal Government and
submissions of petition on 'Mother of all threats' in 2001 and Eight-Points
proposal to the Prime Minister in 2006." added Kassim.
"Our members of Parliament together
with other Sabah Members of Parliament have also repeatedly raised the
matter to the attention of Federal Government.
"Unfortunately, not enough has been done by the Federal Government and the
problem of PTI (illegal immigrants) in Sabah still persists.
"Federal government must be serious
about this, as security of the Sabah and its people is under the
jurisdiction of Federal government. The PTI is becoming aggressive towards
the government and showing disrespect towards the Law and order of the
"Their presence in Sabah is a threat to our national security and
sovereignity. If the security cannot fight against the PTI, what chance do
the ordinary people of Sabah has? Also, PTIs' presence is rapidly changing
the economic, social and cultural and political landscape of Sabah. If not
effectively curbed, Sabah, in the end will loose out to the PTIs.