Federal govt fails to protect the interests of Sabahans, granting Sabah IC to illegal immigrants, says Ligunjang

KOTA KINABALU: The Federal government, dominated by Malayan leaders, has “failed” to fulfill its responsibility in providing security for Sabah against the influx of illegal immigrants and piracy from neighboring countries.


Former Petagas Assemblyman Datuk James Ligunjang said adding insult to injury, “they have also granted these illegal immigrants Sabah identification cards, resulting in a demographic imbalance and social tensions within the state”.

He asserted that Sabah and Sarawak agreedm to join Singapore and Malaya to form the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, based on assurances from Tunku Abdul Rahman that the Borneo states would receive the necessary security measures against both internal and external threats, and that they would be developed on par with Malaya.

“However, despite these promises being enshrined in the Federal Constitution, they were entirely disregarded and neglected, leading to frustration and disappointment among the people of Sabah and Sarawak.

“There has been a lack of access to good infrastructure, quality education and facilities, and adequate medical services. Water shortages, frequent blackouts due to electricity deficiencies, and high poverty rates persist in many areas of Sabah and Sarawak,” he said in his latest social media posting.

Ligunjang said Instead of developing Sabah and Sarawak in line with Malaya, their rich resources were exploited to benefit the Malayan states, leaving Sabah and Sarawak as the poorest states in Malaysia.

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