KOTA KINABALU: The Barisan Nasional does not seem to have the political will to resolve the fake MyKad and related illegal immigrant issues, Parti Keadilan Rakyat has charged.
PKR) Sabah chairperson, Christina Liew said the BN government was only good at giving ‘lip service’ on this and other issues to fool the people, especially when elections is round the corner.
She said the government should instead immediately release the long-overdue report on the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants in Sabah.
“Then implement its recommendations to resolve such related issues like illegal immigrants in possession of the so-called false identity cards (popularly known as Project IC),” she said in a statement.
“This would be a more appropriate action by the BN government, especially after having spent so much time, effort and taxpayers’ money in conducting the said RCI which public hearings commenced on 14 January, 2013.”
“This would be the right thing to do, instead of trying to take the people of Sabah “for another ride” with the setting up of a ‘special team’ to investigate syndicates issuing false identity cards in Sabah.
“There’s no need for another round of investigation on the so-called false ICs. We have more than enough evidence in the RCI hearings and the recommendations submitted to government,” she said.
Liew who is also the Api-Api Assemblywoman was commenting on the recent announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman in a joint statement that a ‘special team’ has been formed to investigate syndicates issuing false identity cards in Sabah.
She also described the statement that the government viewed seriously cases of false identity cards being issued and distributed by certain syndicates, as a just another ploy to absolve the BN government of its involvement in the granting of ICs to illegal immigrants in Sabah.