KIMANIS: there are rules to limit movement of holders of IMM13 cards, Burung-Burung cards and census certificates, which does not allow them to move freely outside Sabah.
Sepanggar MP Datuk Azis Jamman said this following calls for holders of the proposed Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to also be sent over to Peninsular Malaysia to find employment.
"The policy not to allow completely free movement of these three categories (of card holders) have been enforced since a long time ago.
"It is not that they cannot go out of Sabah – they can – but with the permission of Sabah Immigration Department, they can still go to Kuala Lumpur for example, for a maximum of one month.
"This is to make sure we can monitor and control their movements," Azis, who is also Deputy Home Minister, told reporters after a Chinese New Year event held by the Tionghua community at Ulu Kimanis on Wednesday night (Jan 15).
Azis said this in response to Umno's Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, who claimed that should the PSS materialise, there would be approximately 600,000 people, including families of holders, in the state.
He said that the burden of accommodating them should be shared by allowing PSS holders to move and find jobs in Peninsular Malaysia.
"I also want to remind Kimanis people that PSS will only be given to IMM13, Burung-Burung Card and Census certificate holders.
"Illegals who gained entry through illegally and those who have overstayed are not eligible for the PSS," he said, adding that fake document holders would be arrested and sent back home.
Azis added that the problem of illegal immigrants was not localised to Sabah but the same nationwide.
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