RCI report out tomorrow


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  • Tuesday, 02 Dec 2014

KOTA KINABALU: The Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa is expected to unveil tomorrow a report probing Sabah’s long standing illegal immigrant problem.

The much-awaited report by a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) is scheduled to be made public to the media at the Tabung Haji complex here.

This was stated in an Information Department notification about the event which was flashed out today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had announced during a visit to Sabah last month that the RCI report would be made public in early December.

The Prime Minister said a special panel, headed by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, would be going through all the recommendations in the RCI report.

The five-man panel of the RCI, headed by retired judge Tan Sri Steve Shim, submitted its report to the King and Najib in January.

The RCI, which was set up in 2012, was tasked with investigating the influx of illegal immigrants in Sabah.

It covered eight terms of reference, including investigating the number of foreigners who were issued Malaysian identity cards.

The other commissioners were former Sabah Attorney-General Tan Sri Herman J. Luping, Universiti Malaysia Sabah former vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Kamaruzaman Ampon, former Sabah state secretary Datuk K.Y. Mustafa and Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation deputy chairman Datuk Henry Chin Poy Wu.

They heard testimony from 211 witnesses.

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