KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) should be looking for credible solutions to the illegal immigrant issue in Sabah instead of simply pointing fingers at the previous administration for the problem.
“Whenever the present State Government is queried on matters pertaining to illegal immigrants, it goes on the defensive and gears into the politics of distraction by looking for a fall guy.
“In this case, they have conveniently decided to pick on me for political mileage,” said former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.
In a statement here, the Sungai Sibuga Assemblyman vehemently denied any involvement in Project IC.
“Neither the authorities nor the RCI have found me guilty of any involvement,” he said.
He said Deputy Home Minister, Datuk Azis Jamman decided to engage in political mischief by falsely alleging his involvement in Project IC.
“As to why I did not sue the author of the book on my alleged involvement in Project IC, the allegations were so absurd and false that there was no need to dignify them with a response especially since I was busy administering the government,” he said.
According to Musa, Sabahans have become increasingly suspicious in respect of documentation being granted to illegal immigrants in the State.
“This serious threat to Sabah’s security only surfaced since after Warisan dubiously came into power last year,” he claimed.
The concern is real in light of various news and social media postings reporting “unusually” frequent breakout of fires in major settlements throughout Sabah followed by stories of NRD mobile trucks turning up soon after to issue documents to ‘fire victims’, he said.
“Nonetheless, I welcome the recent decision by the police to open an investigation paper on the “Citizen Drive” linked to Warisan,” he said.
Musa proposed that an investigation paper to be opened on the multitude of major squatter fires that started as early as June of last year.
‘We have nothing against giving bona fide documents being issued to foreigners who have lived here for a considerable period of time. This is not a race issue.
‘We are against the provision of documents such as Mykads to illegal immigrants who have encroached our borders recently and become fly by night citizens.
“This, if left unchecked will pose a security threat and undermine the sovereignty of the nation,” he said.-SabahNewsToday