Sabah to scrap ‘lain lain’ in forms too


KOTA KINABALU: The state cabinet decided in a meeting held here yesterday to abolish the word ‘lain lain’ in the race column on government forms.

State Secretary, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, in a statement issued yesterday, stated that the state cabinet had decided for all government forms to have the column for ‘Race’ to be left blank to be filled accordingly by the applicant.

“This way, the applicant can state their own race in the space provided in the form,” the statement read.

The state government will be preparing a list of all races or ethnic groups in Sabah to be presented to the National Registration Department for its reference when processing applications to register birth certificates and identification cards from Sabah.