Malaysian leader talking about the unfair selective favour given to some illegal migrants, which is denied to Burmese here

Malaysian leader talking about the unfair selective favour

given to some illegal migrants, which is denied to Burmese here

Gerakan wants Government to tackle Sabah woes

The Star Online

Friday May 16, 2008

PENANG: The Federal Government must take immediate measures to address the issues and grievances of the Sabah people, said acting Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

He said in a press statement that issues like illegal Filipino and Indonesian immigrants were long-standing issues that affected the people’s livelihood, social fabric and security.

“Such conditions have led to a lot of discontent among Sabahans, who are questioning how some illegal immigrants had obtained permanent resident and citizenship status.

“To answer such queries and prevent illegal immigrants from entering the state, it may be necessary to form a Royal Commission of Enquiry, as requested by some Barisan component parties,” he said.

Dr Koh said more basic infrastructure projects, especially road transportation and utilities improvements, were needed in Sabah to generate growth and provide a better quality of life.

“Sabah is endowed with natural resources like petroleum, gas and rich tropical forest, but it still has the highest poverty rate in the country at over 20%,” he said

Dr Koh said Gerakan believed that through frank and sincere consultation, the Prime Minister and Federal Government would look into the matte and take appropriate action.

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