PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry (KDN) has today decided to take a similar stance with the Sabah state government in cancelling the implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS).
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal yesterday announced the cancellation of the planned implementation of the PSS as decided at a state cabinet meeting, adding that the decision would be conveyed to the KDN.
The KDN in a statement today said it had taken note of the decision which was made by the state government after taking into account the views of various parties.
“Since the decision on the implementation of the PSS was jointly agreed by the Sabah state and federal governments through the Committee on the Management of Foreign Nationals in Sabah (JKPWAS), the Ministry as co-coordinator will take a similar stance with the Sabah state government in cancelling the plan to implement the PSS,” the KDN said.
In Sept 2019, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin after chairing the Management of Foreigners in Sabah main committee meeting announced that the issuance of the PSS would start from June 1 this year to replace three documents issued to foreign nationals residing in Sabah, namely the IMM13, census certificate and Kad Burung Burung.
Mohd Shafie reportedly said that after the PSS implementation decision was announced last September, the state government had always heeded the people’s voices.
The KDN meanwhile reiterated that resolving the refugee issue in Sabah is a joint commitment of the Sabah state and federal governments which should be a continuous effort, exercised with great caution without compromising the citizenship rights, interests and safety of the people of Sabah.
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