BEAUFORT: The implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) will lead to bigger security issues in the state, claims Umno leader Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
He cited the Lahad Datu intrusion by followers of the so-called Sulu Sultanate in 2013 as a lesson.
He said the authorities should have a mechanism to filter the influx of foreigners into Sabah.
“It is worrying that a decision that was not thoroughly thought out will create a dangerous outcome for the people of Sabah.
“I am talking as a former home and defence minister, who has first-hand knowledge of what we went through in Lahad Datu, ” he told reporters after a ceramah at the Kimanis Mandahan voting centre on Friday night.
He was asked about Parti Warisan Sabah’s claimed that PSS was proposed under the Royal Commission of Inquiry for immigrants in Sabah, and was approved in 2015 during Barisan Nasional’s time.
“Warisan has been in power for two years, why still blame us?
“If this was started by Barisan, that would imply that for the first time they agree with what Barisan does, ” he said when asked about Warisan’s efforts to bring Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to Kimanis to explain PSS.
“You think that will convince people in Sabah that what they are trying to do is right?” he said.
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