Upko wants Mykad re­set in Sabah

New Straits Times - - NEWS -

KOTA KINABALU: The United Pa­sok­mo­mo­gun Kadazandusun Mu­rut Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Upko) is re­it­er­at­ing that the MyKad should be with­drawn in Sabah to ad­dress the prob­lem of il­le­gal im­mi­grants, who ob­tained the iden­tity cards il­le­gally.

Upko pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ma­dius Tan­gau said he had con­veyed the party’s po­si­tion to Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad on Oct 9.

He said new MyKad should be is­sued once in­ves­ti­ga­tions had been com­pleted in ac­cor­dance with the con­sti­tu­tion and the law.

“The party wants those who be­trayed the peo­ple of Sabah and Malaysia, by giv­ing the MyKad to those who are not qual­i­fied, to be brought be­fore the courts,” he said at the Upko Tri-an­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing here yes­ter­day.

“I am sure the state and fed­eral gov­ern­ments are com­mit­ted to cor­rect­ing the sit­u­a­tion. Upko urges the re­newal and is­suance of IMM13 doc­u­ments be stopped. There is no rea­son to give (the doc­u­ment) to any­one as there is no longer an in­di­vid­ual with refugee sta­tus in Sabah.”

Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Ap­dal, who is Parti Warisan Sabah pres­i­dent, launched Upko’s 15th con­fer­ence.

Ma­dius, who is deputy chief min­is­ter, said the is­sue of il­le­gal im­mi­grants was one of the things that he would fo­cus on as Upko pres­i­dent.

He said Upko would not com­pro­mise on mat­ters re­gard­ing the rights of the peo­ple of Sabah as en­shrined in the Malaysian Agree­ment 1963.

He said Upko had con­sis­tently re­quested that the Fed­eral Govern­ment in­crease oil roy­alty to 20 per cent of Petro­liam Na­sional Bhd gross in­come so that the state govern­ment would have more funds for de­vel­op­ment.

Dur­ing the con­fer­ence, which was held in con­junc­tion with the party’s election, Ma­dius was se­lected to lead Upko. He won un­con­tested. Datuk Don­ald Mo­juntin won the post of deputy pres­i­dent un­con­tested. The five vice-pres­i­dents are Datuk Abidin Mad­ingkir, Datuk Ma­si­ung Banah, Datuk Ewon Benedick, Datuk Lu­cas Um­bul and Datuk Limus Jury.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.