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PSC’s testimony on granting of citizenship to illegal immigrants in Sabah




16 July 2022

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Former chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Integrity Tan Sri Bernard Dompok revealed that there were some who offered to give testimony regarding the integrity of the government but later refused to co-operate.


He said when he chaired the PSC, he was intrigued that he could finally see the truth on some of the things that bothered him about the integrity of the government and the influx of illegal immigrants in Malaysia.


“I have felt that this is probably something that is worth looking at. So, we ask the government officers to come in, to give evidence.


“I’m sure there were a lot of pertinent questions asked by the committee members ... Some people are looking forward to it, to offer testimonies themselves. People like Jabar Khan and all this, they come in to offer testimonies,” said the former Chief Minister during a forum ‘Flooding of illegal immigrants in Sabah On Thursday.


Dompok stated that all the testimonies from the individuals were very interesting.


“This did confirm my view that certainly that the system that we have in Malaysia is far from being straight,” he added.


He also mentioned that some of the government officers actually agreed that there they have found some illegal immigrants but they were not taking action.


“When they were questioned further, the bosses started to tell them not to attend the committee anymore,” he said.


However, Dompok quit after an alleged lack of cooperation from government officers in testifying over illegal immigrant issues and integrity in civil services.


“I was at a loss … So I opted to resign from the committee so that another member of parliament can take over as chairman so that they can go furthermore into all this,” he added.

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