KOTA KINABALU: Following the statement by the Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin today, regarding the issuance of identity documents to foreigners in Sabah, SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee said that the document must not have legal status.
According to Yong, the proposal to issue the ID card should be limited to foreigners who are employed.
“Only those who have been in Sabah for a long time might be issued the card. Because if not, the proposal might cause a bigger problem because the proposal will encourage an influx of illegal immigrants to Sabah in future,” Yong added.
Yong also proposed that the immigration enforcement must urgently step up deportation of illegal immigrants to their countries of origin.
At the same time, border security must be enhanced to prevent any illegal immigration into Sabah.