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Please Parti Bersatu Sabah leaders, please ensure the illegal immigrants issue is not debated in Parliament. Think of your position, you don’t want to stab Barisan Nasional in the back do you. Think of the excellent relationship you have with them and the untold benefits you are going to accrue.

As for people like Tan Seri Bernard Dompok, Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili, and Datuk Seri Pairin Kitingan, don’t worry about them, they will ensure their kith and kind including themselves will migrate, there at a snap of a finger the illegal immigrant problem is solved.

As for the people, what can I say, it is just bad luck you voted them in. Better luck next time.

KOTA KINABALU: The issue of Sabah’s illegal immigrants appears to have put Parti Bersatu Sabah leaders at odds with each other.

Outspoken PBS supreme council member Dr Chong Eng Leong wants the party to support the opposition motion for a Royal Commission of Inquiry on illegal immigrants associated with Project IC or more popularly dubbed Project Dr M.

Chong said that the proposal for a commission of inquiry by DAP’s Lim Kit Siang was not anti-Barisan or pro-Pakatan Rakyat but a matter of defending the sovereignty of Sabah within Malaysia.

He said that a Parliamentary Select Committee on Sabah illegal immigrants was not going to work, as a previous similar committee headed by Tan Sri Bernard Dompok failed to get relevant agencies to give replies to hard questions on the identity card issue.

He described his party’s deputy president Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili’s efforts in pushing for solutions to the illegal immigrant problem after becoming a federal minister in 2004 as a disappointment.

Chong said that Dr Maximus had blocked him from representing PBS to present memos on illegal immigrant papers to Suhakam and also the Parliamentary Select Committee on Unity between 2004 and 2006.

“Dr Maximus is only interested in self advancement,” he alleged and accused his deputy president of trying to stop Sabah MPs from voting for the Royal Commission of Inquiry motion that was disallowed by Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee.

He said Dr Maximus had told him in late 2001 that once PBS returned to Barisan, the illegal immigrant problem would be solved but since becoming a minister he had been advising Parti Bersatu Sabah president Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan against PBS sending in memorandums to various groups as it was tantamount to stabbing Barisan in the back again.

He said that the issue was serious and with Sabah holding up the Federal Government’s majority in Parliament, it was important for the state and its political parties to pursue issues pertaining to Project IC.

“What is there to hide? We can reason out with the Prime Minister,” he added

PBS leaders at odds over Royal Commission on ‘Project IC’



  1. i always thought PBS is the party who will look after Sabahan’s (mainly Kadazan) interest, looks like i was wrong! They are just as corrupted as UMNO, self comes first before rakyat, yuk! sold out Sabah for their own personal benefits; really make no defference who is in power. It’s time for these 3 old goons to go! Sabahab do not need this kind of leaders

    Anyway, race base politic party is irrelevent now, my prayer is PKR will do well here, groom up morally leaders who really care for the Sabahan to lead the state. Malaysian for Malaysia, Sabahan for Sabah!

  2. I am with Dr Chong Eng Leong on this.

    It is really sad to know that Dr Maximus Ongkili has failed miserably and disappointed many for his lackadaisical manner and effort in pushing for a meaningful solution to the long standing illegal immigrant problem after becoming a federal minister since 2004.

    In this scenario it is not wrong for many to think that Dr Maximus is only a self serving egotist only interested in his self-advancement and the cult of superficial celebrity.

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