KUALA LUMPUR – The Sabah Government stuck off the proposal from the Home Ministry to implement the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS).
The decision announced by the Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal after obtaining a unanimous decision from the Sabah Cabinet Ministers in a meeting today. The decision took into consideration of the opinion and input from the people in that state.
According to the Sabah Minister of Rural Development, Ewon Benedick, the discussion on the proposal have been recorded in the minutes of the Cabinet meeting.
According to him, the illegal immigrants and refugees in Sabah remain as its top problem and needs to be resolved.
“We need to arrest and send them back. If they wish to visit Sabah on economic reasons, then, they need to own an international passport and respect the law of our country.
“The law on the coastal and border control, management of refugees and illegal immigrants need to be strengthened,” he said in a statement today.
Ewon, who is also the Vice-President of UPKO cum the Kadamaian state assemblyman said, the Federal Government, especially the Home Ministry needs to seek a mechanism which can be accepted by the Sabahans.
He said, is he proud to take part in the decision to strike off the proposal to implement the PSS. -MalaysiaGazette