BEAUFORT: There was no mention of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) for illegal immigrants in Parti Warisan Sabah's manifesto, and if there had been any mention of it during the last general election, Warisan would not even get one seat, says Umno supreme council member Datuk Rahman Dahlan.
He said if Warisan were to win this by-election, they would take the opportunity to announce that the people of Sabah supported the PSS for immigrants and refugees.
"This is not about politics, this is about the future of our children and grandchildren so, choose wisely," Rahman said.
The PSS has become a big issue in the Kimanis by-election scheduled for Jan 18, with Opposition parties going to town with it.
While the Federal and Sabah governments said the move would ensure more effective enforcement with the availability of centralised and standardised data of immigrants, opposition parties in Sabah claim that Warisan was opening the door to illegal immigrants.
Rahman said he believed the people of Kimanis would teach Warisan and Pakatan a lesson by voting Umno.
He also said the Warisan government was directionless.
"What is their plan to develop Kimanis or Sabah as a whole? Where are they headed economically? Let us know," Rahman said.
Meanwhile, Sabah Umno president Datuk Bung Moktar Radin said Umno had made many changes within the party.
He said the new Umno was performance-based and those who did not do their job, did not go down to the grassroots and who were not people-centred would be fired.
"If (Barisan candidate) Datuk Mohamad Alamin wins the Kimanis by-election but does not perform, I will kick him out," he said, adding that he himself would step down if he did not perform to expectation.
The Kimanis by-election, which sees a straight fight between Warisan candidate Datuk Karim Bujang and Alamin, will be decided on Jan 18.
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