‘RCI pointless if Dr M, Anwar not summoned’

(Daily Express) – Kota Kinabalu: SAPP Youth is urging the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants in Sabah to call former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and several present government leaders to testify in the hearing.

Its leader Edward Dagul, who gathered along with more than 50 members and supporters at the courthouse compound, Wednesday, said:

“The public hearings will never be complete and Sabahans will never be satisfied unless these top leaders at the time like Dr Mahathir, Anwar and several present government leaders are called to answer many questions in the minds of the people.

“People are worried that there is little time left for the RCI to bring these persons to testify in public because the next sessions are scheduled for March 5 and March 18, when it is expected that the election campaign will be in full swing.

“Both Dr Mahathir and Anwar have expressed willingness to testify.

Dr Mahathir and his administration have been implicated by earlier witnesses who appeared before the RCI.

“As for Anwar, he has been specifically mentioned by two ex-Prime Ministers, namely Dr Mahathir and his successor Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, as being involved (in the issuance of citizenship documents to unqualified foreigners in some way)”.

“The next RCI hearing is the last chance for the people to be fully informed of the facts of Project IC and the illegal immigrant issue before the people make their choice of government in the ballot box.

“We urge the RCI to take heed of the people’s demands and expectations that the whole truth of the “Project IC” fiasco be revealed for the purpose of doing justice to the people of Sabah, whose dreams upon forming Malaysia have been dashed,” he said.

Also present were Likas assemblyman Datuk Liew Teck Chan and Luyang assemblywoman Melanie Chia.