Sabah Law Society hails temporary foreigner pass

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Law Society is fully backing the move by the federal and state governments to introduce a Temporary Sabah Pass (PSS) to eligible foreigners.

“It is a step in the right direction towards regulating and eventually resolving the problem of undocumented migrant workers in the state,” its president Roger Chin said.

Based on information available, he said the PSS was to enable the consolidation of all the previous passes into one single pass.

“One major advantage of this process is that it will weed out any of the previous passes such as IMM13, Surat Burung-Burung and the Census Card which were wrongly issued or forged,” he said in a statement yesterday.

IMM13 was issued to Filipino refugees who fled to Sabah in the early 1970s, while the Burung Burung certificate was issued to economic migrants in the 1980s.

The Census Card was issued by the Federal Special Task Force in the 1990s.

Chin said the proposed PSS would provide additional security features such as biometrics, profile photographs and thumbprints that would enable better monitoring.

“The SLS firmly believes that if the state knows and is able to identify who the irregular or undocumented migrants are, then the state can manage law, order, security and resources more effectively.

“As such, the process and criteria towards obtaining the PSS must be discussed with all relevant stakeholders in a transparent and accountable manner,” he added.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Nation

Covid-19: About 360 Top Glove employees taken by bus for treatment at hospitals after testing positive
Covid-19: Selangor Zakat Board confirms employee tested positive
GrabFood rider determined to do his job despite being involved in harrowing accident
Eateries, convenience stores in Sabah must still operate until 10pm for now, says Masidi
Local man, foreign woman arrested for allegedly dumping dead baby near mosque
Covid-19: M'sian virologist joins international commission probing coronavirus origins
Covid-19: Four new clusters identified, three come to an end, says Health DG
Cops hunting down snatch thieves following viral video
Six SMK Kuala Besut students win international award for short video
Covid-19: More than 1k cases linked to Teratai cluster, closure of factories will enable thorough screening, says Health DG

Stories You'll Enjoy