Friday, 28 September 2012

RCI CAN ISSUE WARRANT OF ARREST?





THE ROYAL Commission of Inquiry to investigate into the illegal immigrants problems in Sabah has the power under Section 8 of the Act 119 COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY. ACT 1950 to issue a warrant of arrest on the person who refused to attend to assist the investigation when asked by the commission.

This also includes all those people who required to be witness, investigated, to produce evidences either in writting or verbal and all relevant documents irrespective whether they have previously made the Secrecy oaths or under the OSA.

The Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Hiew King Cheu had brought the matter on whether the RCI commissioners are bound by the Secrecy Oaths since all the five were high ranking government retired officials, and that of the OSA.

The Minister in the PM Department Dato Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz replied that although the selected and appointed commissioners had made the Oaths of Secrecy before, this doesn't affect their appointment and work, because their work is only to investigate and report.

Furthermore, the 5 commissioners are not the witness or being investigated. The findings and the report when completed in six months shall be presented to the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Under the Section 21 of the Act 119, the commissioners and the witnesses who produced evidence, documents, and in verbal are protected. This is to protect them from any civil suit or other action against them.

During the question and answer session, Hiew asked the Minister Dato Nazri on whether the various government departments in Sabah like the Police, Immigration, JPN, and the Sabah Chief Minister Department (JKM) are to be investigated first.

Nazri replied by saying that since the RCI has been formed and in force, therefore it is their power and jurisdiction to decide on their investigation boundries and areas.

Hiew commented that these departments are the departments who are dealing with all the matters relating to illegal immigrants in Sabah, and surely they have the details in hand.

Since the RCI has been given the power and protected by the Act 119, it should carry out its entrusted duty without fear and favour to probe into the matter which had hurt and given the Sabahan a long term pains and damages.

The Sabahan are waiting for some action and a thorough investigation to stop the issue of illegal immigrant permanently. We don't want them to become Sabahan.

31 comments:

  1. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has ordered all agencies under his ministry to give full cooperation to the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) specially set up to investigate problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah.

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  2. Hishammuddin said his ministry will ensure the objectives of the formation of the RCI will be realised and be a historic moment for Sabah.

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    1. He added that during the investigation period, he knows that the Home Ministry’s agencies will be called up, so it’s up to the RCI. The ministry will do what is appropriate

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  3. There is no shortcut to citizenship. That is exactly why the RCI is going to be set up in the first place, because the people are not happy with the population explosion, which is rather alarming compared to other states.

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    1. According to statistics provided in parliament last year, Sabah’s population numbered 651,304 in 1970, and 929,299 a decade later. But in the two decades following 1980, the state population rose significantly by a staggering 1.5 million people, reaching 2,468,246 by 2000.

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    2. Pertambahan penduduk secara mendadak amat membimbangkan.

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  4. syarat kewarganegaraan juga harus diperketatkan..

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  5. diharap masalah pendatang asing dan kewarganegaraan songsang di sabah akan diselesaikan dengan penuh intergriti.

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  6. Sebab itulah kepada RCI ini diperlukan secepat yang boleh. Ini kerana dengan RCI ini akan dapat menyiasat dan mengumpul maklumat dan pada masa yang sama boleh mengarahkan waran tangkap kepada seseorang itu.

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  7. Memandangkan keadaan, semua orang boleh dapat mykad dengan mudah.

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  8. Jabatan pendaftaran negara harus disiasat juga sebab memberi mykad dengan sewenang-wenangnya.

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  9. RCI masih dalam peringkat yang tidak berkembang lagi.

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  10. JPN & Imigresen harus bertanggung jawab ke atas kemasukan PATI.

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    1. Adakah RCI akan membuat siasatan terhadap kedua jabatan ini?

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  11. RCI harus diberi kuasa mencukupi untuk menjalankan aktiviti siasatan.

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  12. Illegals is the most important issue in Sabah that needs immediate attention from the Government

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  13. Indigenous women from Sabah and Sarawak together with their Orang Asli counterparts from Selangor stole the limelight when welcoming PM and his wife for the 2012 National Women's Day celebration

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  14. Najib received a courtesy call from the chairman and members of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to tackle the problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah at his office at the Perdana Putra Building

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  15. The commission was given a six-month deadline to complete investigations on the exodus of illegal immigrants to the state.

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  16. Selagi PATI tidak diselesaikan, kestabilan ekonomi dan ketenteraman negeri Sabah akan tergugat.

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    1. PATI byk bawa masalah kepada Sabah.

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  17. Di Sabah isu pendatang haram masih berada senarai teratas dan rakyat di Sabah mahu perhatian segera daripada kerajaan.

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    1. kaji selidik yang dilakukan baru-baru ini mencerminkan pengundi dari Sabah mendapati 53% daripada responden menyatakan kebimbangan mereka dan jangkaan mengenai isu PATI.

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    2. Seramai 829 pengundi berdaftar di Sabah yang terdiri daripada 51% Bumiputera Islam, 29% bukan Islam Bumiputera dan 20% Cina,telah dipilih untuk ditemuramah. Kaji selidik itu menunjukkan sokongan yang kuat untuk Suruhanjaya Diraja Siasatan mengenai Pendatang Tanpa Izin, sebanyak 87% bersetuju dengan penubuhan suruhanjaya diraja.

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  18. Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein telah mengarahkan semua agensi di bawah kementeriannya untuk memberi kerjasama penuh kepada RCI khas ditubuhkan untuk menyiasat masalah pendatang haram di Sabah. Beliau berkata kementerian tidak mahu mengecewakan rakyat Sabah yang ingin melihat penyelesaian terbaik kepada untuk isu PATI.

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    1. Hishammuddin menggesa orang ramai termasuk mereka dari parti-parti pembangkang untuk tidak mempolitikkan usaha RCI kerana ia boleh menjejaskan niat ikhlas kerajaan menangani isu PATI.

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  19. RCI kena dilaksanakan dgn sebaiknya dan pastikan ia berjalan lancar.

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  20. moga RCI akan jadi penyelesaikan kepada masalah PATI.

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  21. UPKO president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said today it is unfair for people to criticise the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants in Sabah as it had yet to begin its duties. The minister of plantation industries and commodities said the government was serious in handling issues worrying Sabahans such as the increasing number of illegal migrants in the state.“The government views this issue seriously, which is why we have witness the establishment of the RCI on illegal immigrants .

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    1. And of course certain people will say this is a political gimmick, but it is unfair to say so as the RCI has yet to begin. But I say let the RCI finish its duty and then we can give them credit. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had announced the highly-anticipated RCI on Sabah’s illegals. The issue has been bandied about in the media since February 10 when Dompok first announced the Cabinet’s decision to form the RCI. The unchecked influx of illegal immigrants in Sabah has been a longstanding problem in the BN-ruled state, and frequently blamed for the rise in social, economic and security problems suffered by the locals.

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