Citizenship, poverty eradication discussed with Sabah PKR, says Anwar

KOTA KINABALU: Eliminating hardcore poverty and the issue of citizenship in Sabah were among the main areas discussed with the Sabah PKR State Leadership Council on Saturday (April 20), says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar, who is also the PKR president, said that Sabah PKR has expressed the importance of speeding up efforts to eradicate hardcore poverty in the state and also put up suggestions to deal with the matter.

Also discussed was the importance of strengthening cooperation between the federal and state governments to overcome citizenship issues in Sabah, especially those involving residents who still do not have valid identification documents, he said.

"Of course (overcoming the citizenship issue) will be according to the conditions determined by our country. I was moved when I saw that the focus was there (to overcome) the problem of poverty and there was no valid document," he told reporters here today.

Earlier he held a special meeting with the Sabah PKR council here which was also attended by Wanita PKR chief Fadhlina Sidek who is also the Education Minister, PKR Information chief Fahmi Fadzil who is also the Communications Minister, and Sabah PKR MPN chairman Datuk Dr Sangkar Rasam.- Bernama

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