PBS calls for RCI II on citizenship
PENAMPANG, May 29, 2019:
Parti Bersatu Sabah today demands for a follow up investigation on the issuance of documents to illegal immigrants, especially with more new evidences surfacing.
Calling for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), specifically on matters related to issuance of citizenship in Sabah, PBS President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said it was time to find a permanent solution to the long standing problem.
"Many evidences were given during the first RCI, such as the issuance of documents and the existence of 'Projek IC', an infamous syndicate back in the 80s, and many recommendations were given by the then Commission, but to date, nothing concrete has come out of it.
"We (PBS) hope that RCI II will be able to make things right," he said after chairing the PBS Supreme Council Meeting, today.
Ongkili stressed that the proposed RCI II was in response to the many public complaints and evidences published in the media on the matter of late, adding that apart from identification documents, RCI II must also investigate on the issuance of birth certificates and the granting of permanent residents (PR) status to non-Malaysians.
He noted that those granted the PR status will automatically be a Malaysian citizen after five years.
"This include the implications of the alleged project by Parti Warisan, which, of course, they denied. We believe the police is probing these allegations.
"We are also calling for RCI on citizenship issue with new evidences coming up. Although these were raised during the previous RCI sitting, but till to date, no proper solution was given. We want a proper and transparent investigation by the police on these matters.
Stressing that the matter cannot be taken lightly, he said through RCI II, they hope that they would be able to go down to the root of the problem.