KOTA KINABALU: Local Opposition party Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) said the Parti Warisan Sabah-led government's decision to scrap the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) plan is a victory for Sabahans.
Describing it as the right decision, its president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic) reiterated that Sabah does not need the PSS and that the party had constantly stressed how it could destroy the state's sovereignty, security and people's livelihood.
In a statement on Wednesday (Jan 22), Ongkili added there were better ways to resolve the illegal immigrant problem.
"We commend the Chief Minister (Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal) for respecting the voices of Kimanis voters, PBS and other Opposition parties, as well as Sabahans overall.
"We hope they will honour this decision. There is a need to form a select committee in the state assembly or Parliament (to discuss solutions to the illegal immigrant issue), and PBS elected representatives will be there to help and contribute," he said.
Ongkili added that on PBS' side, they would continue to speak up to ensure that the ruling government honoured their words to scrap plans to roll out the PSS, which was initially scheduled to be effective from June this year.