KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice-president Datuk Radin Malleh expressed confidence that the federal government would form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants in Sabah soon.
“We must be confident and trust the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is all out to practise what he preaches under the 1Malaysia concept,” he said in a statement, here yesterday.
Believing that the Prime Minister would prioritise the interest of Sabahans, especially the natives, Radin said, “The natives are now being outnumbered with the sudden increase in population due to an uncontrolled influx of foreigners getting Identity Cards (IC) through the back door”.
“The leadership can’t ignore the situation at the expense of Sabahans. This is about our sovereignty and future,” he emphasised.
Radin remarked that his speeches in Parliament during the 90s and seven official reports between 1994-1999 to relevant authorities such as the police, Election Commission and National Registration Department would be able to assist the RCI in one way or another.
He added that the reports contained thousands of names and IC numbers obtained illegally.
Radin said in 1996, PBS had passed a resolution during its annual congress, urging the setting up of the RCI to resolve the problem.