Probe into Sabah MIC chief’s background


KOTA KINABALU: A probe will be conducted to find out if a board member in Sawit Kinabalu, a state government-linked company, is the same person who claimed that he had entered Malaysia and obtained his citizenship via dubious means in the 1980s.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said he had learned of the matter via social media.

“We will investigate this matter. I have no further details yet, but the name mentioned is said to be from MIC, a Barisan Nasional coalition member,” Hajiji told a press conference after an event in the city here yesterday.

“I found out about this on social media, so I will check first. Appropriate action will be taken after the probe is completed,” he added.

Recently, some activists in Sabah questioned the identity of Sabah MIC chief Peer Mohamad Kadir, who shares the same name as an individual from India who entered the state in 1984.

They called for the state government to clarify the matter as the person bearing the same name was alleged to have obtained a Malaysian identity card via dubious means.

The person had made a confession in 2013 during the Royal Commission of Inquiry on illegal immigrants in Sabah.

Peer did not comment on the issue when asked several days ago.

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