Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sabah's Project IC

Project IC is the name used in this country to describe the allegation of systematic granting of citizenship to immigrants (whether illegal or legal immigrants) by giving them identity documents known as IC (identity card), and subsequently, MyKad. The alleged practice is centered in the state of Sabah and many Sabahans believe that the situation here has gone from bad to worse.

MCA proved yet again to be UMNO’s running dog when one of their leaders who is also Deputy Home Minister Lee Chee Leong denied on Thursday that Sabah is a victim of “Project IC” – infuriating Sabah politicians on both sides of the political divide. They denounced him of playing to the tune of UMNO which have been accused of granting citizenship and Malaysian identity cards to over 600,000 foreign migrant workers (predominantly Muslims from Indonesia and Mindanao in the Philippines) in Sabah, in exchange for their votes in elections (Webpage, published October 01, 2011). What are Sabahans going to do about this fast-deteriorating situation? Or are they going to stay quiet and let the state fall into the hands of foreigners?

Last Friday, I blogged that I was at this interesting forum at Sunway University where amongst others, former EC chairperson Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman was speaking. It made the news in The Star under the headline “Register voters automatically at 21” – Abdul Rashid made this suggestion because “this would solve the issue of inadequate number of voters at the ballot” (October 01, 2011, page 24).

Celtic played kindergarten football and allowed Hearts to beat them by two goals. If Celtic continue with this kind of football, they will have a job on their hands finishing second and I am not even talking about being champs.

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