THE STATE Reform Party (STAR) has questioned the sudden turn-around by Prime Minister Najib Razak's stand on whether or not to agree to the setting up of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the large presence of illegal immigrants in Sabah and the rampant issuance of Malaysian documents to these people.
Deputy Chairman of the party's Sabah chapter, Dr Nicholas James Guntobon, in a statement here said Najib's non-committal answer to the issue of setting up the RCI reflected UMNO's second thought on it after a presumed strong objection from Sabah UMNO during his recent visit to Sabah.
He also questioned why must the Plantation Minister, Bernard Dompok, had to explain on PM's behalf on the RCI delay when Najib himself said in Kuala Lumpur yesterday that the RCI was still under consideration, refuting earlier leaked news that the Federal Cabinet had agreed to it.
Najib was supposed or expected to announce the RCI while in Sabah recently but he backed off at the behest of Sabah UMNO who met him at an unscheduled meeting just after the premier met state BN leaders here.
Dr Guntobon said there is contradiction between Dompok's explanation and Najib's. "Could it be the PM's fault? Is Dompok right in saying the RCI announcement delay was due to preparatory groundwork?" he asked.
"Anyway if BN is sincere on the RCI, the PM could just announce that his Cabinet has agreed to the RCI, and this would expedite all the necessary preparatory works Dompok mentioned today.
"Or is this BN's tactic of procrastinating an important announcement and hoped that eventually it would not have to set up the RCI which many believed, if carried out, would expose syndicates that go all the way up to the once most powerful people in Malaysia?" he said.
By dily-dalying an announcement on the setting up of the RCI, departments like police, immigration and army would take longer time to make preparation, Dr Guntobon argued adding that what Sabahans wanted was the RCI to be formed and allowed to carry out investigations before poll is called.
Dr Guntobon also said Najib should also clarify if there is any truth on rumour going round that the deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yasin had taken a different stand on the RCI by not agreeing to it, therefore holding the premier from announcing it in fear of a backlash within UMNO, especially in Sabah.
"It is an open secret that Sabah UMNO actually played a political game by passing the ball to the Federal Cabinet, which in return passed the ball to Najib as correctly explained by Dompok that the Federal Cabinet has left it to the PM to announce a decision.
"These UMNO leaders should not play around with such an important decision that touches on the very sovereignty and security of this nation..." he added.
semasa lawatan Najib ke Sabah pada 16 dan 17 Feb lalu, terma rujukan bagi RCI masih belum muktamad dan kabinet mahukan input lebih daripada parti BN Sabah dan Kerajaan Negeri.ReplyDelete
Hopefully the terms of reference and timeline are worked out before the RCI can be officially implemented.Delete
RCI pasti akan ditubuhkan apabila terma rujukan dimuktamadkan.Delete
keputusan harus dibuat cepat oleh persekutuan, masalah ini tidak harus diperpanjangkan lagi.Delete
Mungkin Najib think not at a right time yet.Delete
RCI hanya dijangka untuk diumumkan dalam Persidangan Parlimen yang dijdualkan pada 12 Mac atau selewat2nya pada hujung sesi Parlimen pada 12 April.ReplyDelete
selepas diumumkan, pasti pemimpin2 pembangkang akan timbulkan isu baru.. seperti biasa mereka akan pertikaikan kejujuran dan ketelusan pihak kerajaan dalam penubuhan RCI ini.. kesimpulannya, mereka juga tidak bersetuju dengan penubuhan RCI kerana hanya itu sahaja isu panas yang boleh mereka mainkan setiap kali pilihanraya berlangsung..Delete
Perkara ini melibatkan Perlembagaan dan Undang2. sudah pasti ia perlu dibincangkan dengan lebih teliti dan melibatkan satu tempoh yang agak panjang. apapun, diharap ia akan diumumkan sebelum tibanya PRU-13.ReplyDelete
Tidak harus juga mengambil masa yang teramat lama juga. Sebab masalah PATI tidak dapat ditangguhkan lagi.Delete
Tunggu saja maklum balas dari perbincangan terakhir tentang RCI. jangan dihasut oleh pihak luar yang mempolitikkan isu ini.ReplyDelete
RCi pasti akan diumumkan tak lama lagi. kita tunggu ja. jgn dgr kata2 sumbang dari luar.Delete
BN will surely announce the setup of RCI soon. Just wait and see.Delete
Kalau tidak lengkap macam mana mahu umumkan.Delete
The federal ministers had agreed to the formation of the RCI on February 8 and had tasked Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to co-ordinate the scope of the RCI investigationReplyDelete
At the Cabinet’s last meeting on Wednesday, February 15, a day before Najib’s Sabah trip, Nazri tabled a rough draft of the RCI’s terms of reference for discussion.Delete
It was discussed but the terms of reference were not finalised because Cabinet wanted input from Sabah BN parties and the state government.Delete
And for that (reason), despite the huge expectation that the PM would announce the RCI on February 16, he was simply not ready to announce it.Delete
If Najib had announced the formation of the panel during his trip, the prime minister would have been criticised for being unable to offer clear answers on the panel’s scope of investigation and its members. Najib cannot make an announcement without giving some details.Delete
Semua pihak tidak sabar menunggu lagi sebab masalah PATI semakin serius dan masih tidak dapat arahan dari persekutuan.Delete
We hoped that the PM will announce the RCI soon as the dubious voter issue should be resolved before the next general election is held.ReplyDelete
Najib has every rights to not make the announcement during his visit to sabah. There are many factors that he needs to consider before making his final decision to approve the rci.ReplyDelete
there is nothing wrong to wait a little bit longer till he make his official announcement regarding this matter. Its better late than never.Delete
however, its best if najib could implement the rci before election comes due to the dubious voter issue.Delete
There are no reason that federal to deny RCI.ReplyDelete
Betul kata anonymous, rasa kerajaan persekutuan tidak akan menolak permintaan tersebut.Delete
Kegagalan menubuhkan RCI akan menyebabkan perasaan tidak puas hati oleh rakyat khas impak kepada PRU13.ReplyDelete
Just wait and Im sure federal will make smart decision to setup RCI to resolve PATI.ReplyDelete
RCi harus diadakan untuk mengenal pasti masalah.ReplyDelete
so why did many leaders from Pakatan had to explain on behalf of Anwar when there are statement made by Anwar contradict with Malaysian opinion??ReplyDelete
Mengenai RCI kerajaan telah meluluskannya dan kerajaan negeri pula tidak ada bantahan mengenai penubuhan tersebut. Maka kita harap PM akan mengumumkannya secepat yang mungkin.ReplyDelete
RCI needs a proper plan before carry out the investigation. We will have positive feedback soon.ReplyDelete
harap ada perkembangan mengenai isu RCI ini dalam masa terdekatReplyDelete
penubuhan RCI harus dibuat dengan pertimbangan dan perlaksanaan yang wajarReplyDelete
In view of illegal immigrants is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly by all parties, then it must be resolved immediately.ReplyDelete
Let the decision be made by the government for the benefit of allReplyDelete
surely all Sabahans want to know if the sudden increase in the Sabah population in the last decade is related to the huge number of foreigners who might have entered Sabah either legally or illegally and how they managed to obtain MyKads.ReplyDelete