Why no royal commission on illegal immigrants in Sabah?

By Queville To, Free Malaysia Today

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has repeated its call for a royal commission of inquiry on illegal immigrants in the state and the issuance of MyKads to some of them.

SAPP president Yong Teck Lee made the call in response to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s announcement on the setting up of a royal commission to investigate the Teoh Beng Hock case in view of the inconclusive verdict of the coroner after the inquest.

“Everyone in Sabah is asking, how about a royal commission of inquiry on illegal immigration and the issuance of MyKads to illegals in Sabah and the threat to national security?

“Surely, the illegal immigrant crisis, dubbed the ‘Mother of all threats’, is equally, if not more, deserving of a royal commission of inquiry?” Yong asked in a statement here yesterday.

He said that in the last few years, there have been the a royal commissions of inquiry on the police (2004), on the nude squat video clip of a woman (2005) and even a video clip of lawyer VK Lingam (2007).

“SAPP and some other political parties have repeatedly sought for a royal commission of inquiry (on illegal immigrants).

“SAPP’s MPs similarly have voiced the same in Parliament.

“SAPP calls on the federal Cabinet, which consists of four full ministers from Sabah, to immediately push for a royal commission on illegal immigration in Sabah,” he added.