Monday, May 26, 2008

'PROJECT IC' OR 'PROJECT DR M' - WILL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM SABAH SUPPORT MOVE FOR ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY IN DEWAN RAKYAT


For years Sabahans have been faced by the flow of illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries gaining valid Malaysian Identity Cards from the Malaysian authorities by dubious means which only the federal government under the Barisan Nasional administration is fully aware of. The concern of Sabahans have been raised so frequently that this incident has been classified as 'Project IC' or more popularly known as 'Project Dr M', which could mean that this act must have commenced during the Tun Dr Mahathir's tenure of office as Prime Minister. The Malaysian federal government under the Barisan Nasional had tried to grant identity cards to illegals so that they would vote for the ruling BN parties and not PBS, which was once an Opposition (now in the BN) that had the support and confidence of the Sabahans on the whole.

It has been learned that although after numerous complaints, this matter had always been sidelined by the BN federal government. With the conclusion of the recent general elections, the BN has gained a considerable number of elected representatives from Sabah to form the federal government and Sabahans feel its timely for them to voice out again this crucial problem or its time for these elected representatives to cross-over to the Opposition who have agreed to address their plight.

To set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the MP for Ipoh Timur, Lim Kit Siang is expected to move a motion in a day or two in the Dewan Rakyat and it is hoped that these BN Sabahan MPs will support this call or face a disgrace from their own community.