Saturday, June 2, 2012
Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman welcomes the setting up of Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate illegal immigrants in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU 2nd June 2012
Sabah Chief Minister and Sabah Barisan Nasional, BN Chief Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry, R-C-I to investigate problems related to the huge influx of illegal immigrants in Sabah.
"This announcement proves that the BN government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is a government that listens to the people," he said in a statement today, 2nd June 2012.
Musa also said the opposition should not try to play up this issue and claim political mileage on the issue of RCI.
"This is the request made by BN component parties including Umno and not just by the opposition," he said.
He also said that the State Government will extend its terms of reference to assist in the setting up of the RCI.
It was reported that the number of illegal immigrants in Sabah is estimated to be around 500,000 people, mainly from the Philippines and Indonesia.