|IC-FOR-VOTES CLAIM FOCUS OF SABAH RCI|
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|Saturday, 11 August 2012 15:36|
ASSENT.....Najib said the panel has already received the King’s assent.
By : Clara CHOOI
KOTA KINABALU : The highly-anticipated Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Sabah’s illegal immigrant issue has been given six months to investigate allegations that foreigners have been unlawfully awarded Malaysian identity cards and included in the state’s electoral roll.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today an eight-point terms of reference for the royal panel, which he said has already received the consent of the Yang diPertuan Agong.
“The formation of this RCI proves the federal government’s commitment to investigate the issues surrounding the presence of illegal immigrants in Sabah.
“The government hopes that Sabahans will benefit from this inquiry and join the government in seeking the best strategy and method to solve the problem,” he said in a press conference at Sabah Umno’s headquarters here.
The five-member panel will be chaired by former Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Steve Chim Lip Kiong and will comprise four commissioners; former Universiti Malaysia Sabah vice-chancellor Datuk Seri Prof Dr Kamaruzaman Ampon, former Sabah Attorney-General Tan Sri Herman J. Luping, Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation deputy chairman and former Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Henry Poy-Wu, and former Sabah State Secretary Datuk Kee Mustafa.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 11 August 2012 15:39|