KOTA KINABALU: Ruling state coalition government partner Upko proposes that Sabah puts a halt to the planned Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) for Filipino refugees despite its "noble intention" to resolve Sabah's five-decade-old problem. "The current government's intention of introducing the PSS is noble, but the sentiments of the majority of the people are against it. "This is understandable considering what Sabah has experienced and gone through in the last five decades or so," Madius said. "Now, we are seeing and hearing rising sentiments in opposing the PSS," he said amid questions over the PSS during the campaign for the Jan 18 Kimanis by-election. "The Sabah illegal immigrant issue is a serious problem and the state continues to face the existence of illegal immigrants possessing identification cards.
Source: The Star January 21, 2020 14:15 UTC