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'Sabah IC recall, reissue would be complicated'

10th August, 2018

KOTA KINABALU: The proposal to recall and reissue identification cards (ICs) in Sabah may set a precedent for other states to demand the same, which would be complicated, said the de facto Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Datuk Liew Vui Keong said many political parties in Sabah have been pushing for the state to have its own IC.

“I think if we (Sabah) start talking about that, and then other state also asking IC for sarawak, IC for the other states in Malaya, I think it would be too complicated,” he told reporters at the new Kota Kinabalu court complex, yesterday.

He was responding to a question on the United Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) which has reiterated its stand that all identification cards (ICs) in the state should be recalled and reissued or renewed.

“At this stage we would look into as to how to identify the various people here… I think we should come out with a formula. We will look into as to how we can resolve particular issue to identify whether you are Sabahan or PTI (illegal immigrants).

“We will come out with certain solution for this issue,” he added.

Earlier this week, Upko declared that it will continue to pursue its proposals in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the longstanding issue of illegal immigrants in Sabah.

Acting president of Upko and Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the party stood firm on the issue of recalling and reissuing of ICs in the state.

He suggested that the State Government should apply biometric technology to prevent the issuance of illegal ICs. Tangau added that facial recognition technology should be used in the state’s registration system, similar to what has been done in Qatar and India.

He also denied allegations that Upko had been conspiring to grant citizenship documents to illegal immigrants, saying that such claims were tantamount to slander.

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