KOTA KINABALU — The Federal Authorities has been urged to seek out methods to deport non-citizens in Sabah as an alternative of issuing them with particular passes, mentioned Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).
PBS info chief Datuk Joniston Bangkuai mentioned Dwelling Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement on the issuance of the renewable Sabah Momentary Go (PSS) to some 600,000 overseas nationals within the state was of concern to Sabahans.
He mentioned these passes had been tantamount to permitting overseas nationals to multiply and finally alter Sabah’s demography.
“There’s a chance of overseas nationals outnumbering locals, and it will finally put us at a drawback, ” he mentioned in an announcement on Monday.
Bangkuai mentioned within the curiosity of Sabahans, all overseas nationals ought to be deported.
He mentioned issuing the PSS would additionally encourage extra foreigners to enter Sabah illegally.
“The federal government ought to impose Part 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155) governing the deportation of immigrants with out correct journey paperwork, and repatriate unlawful immigrants to their nation of origin, ” he mentioned.
Bangkuai mentioned all overseas nationals with none journey paperwork who genuinely wished to return and earn a residing in Sabah may re-enter the state with legitimate journey paperwork issued by their nation of origin.
He mentioned Sabahans had each purpose to be involved because the PSS might be renewed each three years.
It should even be famous with concern that the Philippines’ International Secretary lately declared that Sabah belonged to the Philippines, Bangkuai mentioned.
The Philippines’ Ambassador to Malaysia had, after paying a courtesy name on Sabah Chief Minister earlier this 12 months, publicly said that his nation had but to drop its declare on Sabah.
“With this concern hanging over our head, it can’t be discounted that the massive presence of Filipino unlawful immigrants and battle refugees from southern Philippines who stay in Sabah may immediate a ‘reverse takeover’.
“It should even be famous that there have been quite a few reviews about Filipino immigrants from Sabah getting into Peninsular Malaysia utilizing pretend paperwork, and as such, the unlawful immigrant subject in Sabah may change into a nationwide drawback, ” mentioned Bangkuai, who referred to as on the federal authorities to take quick steps to deport them in collaboration with the state authorities.
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