50th Merdeka: Now, everyone can be a Bajau!

by – Product of the System

An Unbooked Pregnancy

A 42-year-old lady presents with strong contraction pains at 3am. Of Filipino descent and speaking no Bahasa Malaysia, she was unable to provide any valuable clinical history pertinent to her current pregnancy.

In addition, she did not seek any antenatal care. A multiparous lady with 12 other children, she gave birth uneventfully but her premature 31-week baby developed breathing complications from his immature lungs.

He was referred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Likas, where he was treated for the next 48 days with costly first-line medications and neonatal supplements. Further investigations revealed congenital syphilis contracted from his mother.

Unable to settle the five-figure hospital bill, the father paid a meagre RM 10.00, vowing to settle the outstanding amount on their next clinic visit.

Seen in the clinic one month later, the couple returned with their child and – brand new Malaysian ICs. Declaring themselves now to be Malaysian Bajaus, they were absolved of all their hospital debts and spirited onto the red carpet of Bumiputeraship.

A Neglected Child

A frail 3-year-old Indonesian boy was admitted for severe dehydration from a two-week history of infective diarrhea.

The second youngest of 14 children, the family lives in a 5m X 8m stilt house built over sea water, aptly known as kampong air. They draw water and electricity from illegal connections made stealthily to the homes of local Sabahans.

Domestic waste and human excrement are disposed off by open sea dumping and drop latrines. On examination, the child was drowsy in hypotensive shock and was severely malnourished.

Over a period of 4 weeks, he was given intensive care and nursed back to health with adequate rehydration and total parenteral nutrition costing RM 1,000 per day.

Upon discharge, the parents swore themselves to be Bajau, flashed newly-minted Mykads and laid claim to the privilege of free healthcare.

From pendatang tanpa izin just a month ago, they’ve become warganegara Islam and are therefore eligible to the broad spectrum of bumiputera privileges under UMNO’s New Economic Policy.

The child went back to the family home, where he nonchalantly resumed his daily routine of waddling barefooted in the filthy mud of kampong air littered with human excrement.

A Jobless Lad

An unemployed 28-year-old man was admitted after a freak road accident. After a heavy alcohol binge, he went on a terror joyride with a friend equally under the influence.

He suffered a grade 3 open fractures of both his right forearm bones with multiple tendon and nerve cuts. He underwent a complicated and costly emergency surgery, the first of many to come.

Over the next two months, he underwent repeated reconstructive procedures — readjustments of metal fixator, wound debridements and skin flaps.

He was seen in the clinic a week after discharge whereby he now professes to be a Bajau. His outstanding hospital bills were consequently declared null and void.

A Promiscuous Husband

A 56-year-old man from Pulau Gaya presented with high fever associated with severe headache and was found to be jaundiced on examination.

He has three wives and 16 children, none of whom were schooling. Confessing to a long habit of extra-marital sexual activities, further diagnostic work-up confirmed HIV, Hepatitis C, and syphilis. A series of scans were required to exclude HIV-related cerebral toxoplasmosis and liver cirrhosis from chronic hepatitis C.

A fisherman by profession, he was unable to pay for the scans. He pleaded for three days after which his wives presented at the hospital with a Mykad fresh from the stoves of Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.

Yes, here in UMNO’s Sabah, everyone can be a Bumiputera Bajau — the Indonesians, Filipinos and Pakistanis too.

Corruption in a league of its own

It is increasingly incredulous to believe that that the BN government had any genuine intention to root out the cancer of illegal immigration in Sabah.

While Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom are harvesting the skill, talent and services of the truly cemerlang, gemilang and terbilang of Malaysian shores, UMNO’s Tanah Melayu is instead proactively inflicting itself with infectious diseases and serious crimes with the most uneducated, unskilled and unimmunized imports from neighbouring Philipines and Indonesia.

Far from the lame excuses given by Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, the crux of the issue is not an unmanageable coastline, but an insatiable greed for power and wealth among the Barisan Nasional politicians.

Corruption has reached its highest degree in the state of Sabah. Here, citizenship has become a priceless commodity that can be bought and sold at the whims and fancies of UMNO.

Even as the local Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) population remains trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy, Filipinos, Indonesians and even Pakistanis are masquerading as Bajaus, purchasing Malaysian ICs and a lifetime of bumiputera privileges for a meagre sum of RM 100.

These overnight bumiputeras have already overtaken the locals in sheer number and brute strength in Lahad Datu, Kota Belud, Semporna, Likas, Sandakan and Tawau. Pulau Gaya is virtually a mini-Philipines in Malaysian waters. Its notoriety for violence is such that even the armed forces fear to tread.

While the sociodemography of Sabah has already undergone a politically-maneuvered radical transformation, the true folly of BN’s Project IC is only beginning to show.

Corruption kills, literally

Already, Sabah is infamous for being the land most endemic with tuberculosis, thanks to these non-immunized illegals. In 2006, Sabah added a feather to its cap when it clinched the unenviable title as the state with the highest number of newly diagnosed HIV cases.

The overwhelming prevalence of highly infectious diseases among illegal immigrants is consuming our limited human and financial resources. Sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, C and gonorrhea are now spreading like wild fire.

So are infective diarrhea and other environmental illnesses, many thanks to our Project IC citizens utilizing our rivers and seas like a gargantuan natural sewage tank. The battle on vector-borne infections like dengue and malaria is virtually lost.

While Health Inspectors impose fines and summonses on local citizens for harboring pockets of potential Aedes breeding sites, the unhygienic and wholly-filthy settlements of the UMNO’s prized immigrants are conveniently overlooked.

The whole effort of vector control is but an exercise in vanity and exhibitionism.

In the name of so-called humanity to these supposed under-privileged people, the Health Ministry has vicariously deprived our very own citizens of services that they paid taxes for.

Foreigners form at least 30%-50% of patients in government hospitals and clinics, stretching our health resources so thin that Malaysians have to contend with suboptimal care.

In the hospitals, it is not uncommon for our own local citizens to be dumped onto the floor while their Project M counterparts occupy proper beds.

It is also not infrequent for illegal immigrants to receive intensive care and ventilator support at the expense of equally ill Malaysian citizens that could have otherwise been saved with the proper facilities.

As cheap Filipino cigarettes and unpurified alcohol become easily available especially to our young children, Sabah can expect an epidemic of respiratory diseases and alcohol-related illnesses in the very near future – if not already. At present, clinicians are already witnessing lung cancers and alcoholic liver disease among Sabahans at an age as young as 24 years.

The whole set-up makes no sense. It seems as though there is a concentrated effort to appease these particular group of people. Is humanity really the reason behind the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s peculiar and unconditional generosity to illegal immigrants or is there a politically-savvy ulterior motive?

As the Malay peribahasa goes, kera di hutan disusukan, anak di rumah mati kelaparan.

A tickling social timebomb

The street kids of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah are already a notorious state entity. Unkempt kids who should be studying instead spend their days peddling cigarettes and alcoholic brew or merely roaming about begging for cash in eateries and places of interest.

In recent years, their numbers have taken an exponential rise. The social consequences will be damning when these street children grow up to become unemployed and unemployable young men.

Rape, murder, home break-ins and petty thefts are already daily affairs in Sabah, in tandem with the increasing number of foreigners.

The flea markets throughout Sabah tell a great detail of their side activities. Stolen items ranging from shoes and t-shirts to handphones and lap tops are sold brazenly in broad daylight, uncannily oblivious to the law enforcers but not to the locals who fall victim to these unschooled, idle youngsters.

The press of Sabah provides a daily painful reminder. The local Daily Express dedicates a whole page on crime in Sabah, much of it involving foreigners.

While money and assets lost can be re-earned and regained, the lives and dignity of murder and rape victims can never be restored.

Many a family has been torn apart in more subtle ways. Young, unschooled foreign ladies form the bulk of commercial sex workers throughout Sabah. Once blissful families are destroyed by the husbands’ extramarital affairs with the literally cheap foreign girls, many of them barely past teenage. A pregnant mother of five was recently found to have contracted HIV/AIDS from her husband’s chronic infidelity with Filipino guest relations officers from the many karaokes throughout Sabah.

A state conspiracy

Far from even attempting to control the entry and proliferation of foreigners in Sabah, the UMNO state and federal governments are in effect vigorously wooing these people.

The Customs Department gladly issues and renews work permits without any proper check on the person’s background and current health. As a result, even someone with active pulmonary tuberculosis can resume working and spreading their Mycobacterium in Sabah.

The National Registry Department freely issues birth certificates to any foreigner born in Sabah, a first big step before full bumiputera-ship in later life. Mysteriously, such documents are issued only to Muslim foreigners. The predominantly Catholic East Timorese and occasional Catholic Filipino are somehow denied such documents.

The State Health Department makes Sabah even more homely to foreigners by offering virtually free healthcare. Chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition, CT/MRI scans and major surgeries are all provided without any obligation for the costs to be settled. In other words, foreigners receive equal access to healthcare like any other bona fide Malaysian citizen.

BN’s actual stand in the issue of illegal immigration is fully revealed in times of elections. Local Sabahans find themselves sidelined as foreigners who do not speak a word of Bahasa Malaysia suddenly possess voting privileges. Such allegations fly like wild fire in each election season but needless to say, were never investigated or followed up by the Election Commission.

The State Land Office too, panders to UMNO’s aspirations. Much land has been taken from the locals and allocated to Project IC citizens. These distressed voices of the needy and lowly locals will probably never be heard as their own Kadazandusun Murut leaders cave in to the love of money.

Not a Generalization

This article in no way implies that all immigrants are partakers of hooliganism. As with every issue in life, there are two sides to a coin and no blanket statement can ever be justified.

Nevertheless, unlike the UMNO politicians, the daily experiences of the man-on-the-street do not lie. The threat and menace of foreigners in Sabah and Malaysia in general can never be understated and downplayed.

In Sabah particularly, the feared “reverse-takeover” has only begun, with the Barisan Nasional firmly seated in the director’s chair.

The End is Imminent

Charity as they say, begins at home. The BN government can show more generosity and charity to our locals in areas of hardcore poverty like Kota Marudu and Ranau instead of quietly strengthening and empowering the Project IC beneficiaries.

With a muted media and a money-pacified Parti Bersatu Sabah, UMNO will inexorably remain as the supreme master of Sabah for quite some time to come.

Backed by a steady supply of loyal, overnight Muslim bumiputeras who potentially double up as useful Mat Rempits when the need arises, the peace-loving local population is increasingly hapless.

The biggest losers are none other than local non-Muslim population who stands in UMNO’s way of establishing an Islamic state.

There will come a day where the Sabah we once knew ceases to exist. That is the day when a MALPHILINDO version comes into existence. That, I believe, will be a dream come true for UMNO.

Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan, fellow genuine citizens. Selamat Hari Malaysia too.

  1. #1 by devilmaster on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 2:18 am

    Project IC – Satu Lagi Projek Kerajaan Barisan Nasional.

    Saya Tak Tau. Semuanya Ok!

    Malaysia Boleh!

  2. #2 by sybreon on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 2:33 am

    Technically, they are reducing the number of illegal immigrants, by turning them all into bona fide citizens. Next time they do a census, the statistics will show a healthy growth in bumiputras and a decline in illegal immigrants. Problem solved! QED#

    Such ideas can only possibly come from the minds of our government. Nowhere else in this world would such a thing fly. You have to give them credit for thinking up such an amazing solution.

  3. #3 by revivar on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 4:50 am

    what’s next? they already started building schools for pendatang haram with our money. population increases, police jurisdiction decreases. where are we actually? New Mexico?

  4. #4 by lakshy on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 6:39 am

    Hey…I want I want………can get me one Bajau IC?……….What the heck….get for all of us so we can all become Bumiputra!

  5. #5 by pwcheng on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 6:41 am

    They have short cuts to become rich through corruption and seedy contracts, shortcuts to increase the Bumi population by freely issuing them the Mykads just for their extra votes irrespective of the damage and danger they are bringing to the country. Shortcuts in putting up government buildings and flyovers which subsequently result in cracking and leaking and collapsing.

    They are all myopic and non-apologetic to all these so long as it can full fill their aspirations and pockets, but if you were to sing the Negara ku ku to tell the world about all this malpractices, you will be hammered and forced to apologize. Is this is the price we have to pay for seeking Merdeka from the British??

  6. #6 by smeagroo on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 7:24 am

    Having read this all I wanted to say is WTPhark Lah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. #7 by lakshy on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 7:30 am

    Heyyyy Guys! This could be the national integrity plan! We all get Bajau IC’s and then we all have the same rights! Lets support it whole heartedly!

  8. #8 by Godfather on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 7:45 am

    I don’t think there is a grand scheme where they consciously go out and try to alter the balance of the population in Sabah (and Malaysia generally). It is all about short-sighted corruption, where Mykads are available for sale and all they want is the short-term gains from the abuse of their positions.

    It is also about a government that is not in control, a government that no one respects and hence it is pretty much a free-for-all. The attitude seems to be one of “if they can get away with it, so can we.”

  9. #9 by sotong on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 7:51 am

    It is most depressing to read what’s happening to our promising country and her ordinary people…..this is only the tip of the iceberg.

    Non bumi are very independent and resourceful. They do not need much assistance from the government, responsible with their family planning and prepared to do anything, including migration, in search of better income and career.

    The Bumi non Malays are the biggest loser in decades of bad leadership and governance of the country……this is the greatest betrayal and our leaders could still sleep soundly every night.

  10. #10 by Woody on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 8:05 am

    The government and Umnoputra are myopic. Harping about Chinese, Indian and other races that have more wealth then the Bumi.

    When will they realise that the bigger threat are the foreigners and converts what become instant Bumi. They are the one who eat into the NEP pie.

  11. #11 by k1980 on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 9:23 am

    Tun Dr Mahathir menyeru orang Melayu tidak lagi memberi sokongan kepada kepimpinan negara hari ini yang disifatkan telah banyak melakukan kerosakkan dan yang membiarkan amalan rasuah berleluasa mutakhir ini….Beliau kecewa dengan sikap orang Melayu yang sedemikian rupa yang tidak berfikir untuk menentang pemimpin yang rasuah yang boleh merosakkan negara… hari ini rakyat bimbang untuk keluar rumah memandangkan jenayah pembunuhan yang menjadi-jadi, setelah pembunuh yang sah membunuh bebas setelah mahkamah membebaskan dengan pendakwaan dikatakan gagal menampilkan bukti.

  12. #12 by k1980 on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 9:38 am

    Welfare Department giving aid to ungrateful monkeys who then rob and rape. Where’s the Castration Department?
    …three of the accused came from families who are receiving aid from the state Welfare Department….The six accused were later led to the magistrate’s court where they were charged with committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature without consent.

  13. #13 by cg on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 10:06 am

    Well, although I didn’t have much interactions with our Sabahan’s siblings, I truly feel sad for them. What the heck is the country going on? Can DAP do something about this to wake up Sabahans who are still beclouded by the doings of the gov or to save some of our fellow brothers and sisters from such doings?

  14. #14 by madmix on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 11:13 am

    Sabah and sarawak in 1961 had little in common with malaya other than they were british colonies. Sarawak in fact was a colony for less than 20 years, being all the while an independent province of brunei or a nation in its own right, except that the ruler was a white man. In 1961, malaya was as foreign to me as the phillipines or india or UK except that we shared a common currency.

  15. #15 by sotong on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 11:40 am

    Now we are looking at the product of NEP running the country…..with better education, knowledge, wealth and standard of living!

  16. #16 by sotong on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 11:51 am

    Many bumi are brain washed and grossly misguided by their leaders – they are told if they do control or stop the Non Bumi achievements and progress, the bumi will lose control of their way of lives and country…..not being properly inform that most non bumi achievements are INDIVIDUAL achievement, through hard work and personal sacrify, without any assistance from the government or political parties.

    Now we are looking at the grave consequences with permanent, long term and far reaching consequences on the country.

  17. #17 by burn on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 1:26 pm

    semua ni bukan kerna tambahan bumi status sahaja, tapi juga untuk menambah keugamaan mereka. selagi ianya, 60/40, mereka tidak dapat mengisytihar negara ini negara keugamaan mereka. ianya mesti mencapai 80/20.

    aku punya falsampah!

  18. #18 by k1980 on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 1:30 pm

    Mahathir vehemently reiterated his call which he made in Johor Bahru on 10 February 2007 and again in Kulai on 29 March 2007 for UMNO people to do a leadership change and elaborated on it, which many in the audience today found it ‘enlightening’.

  19. #19 by Jonny on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 1:51 pm

    I don’t know about the Japanese. I thought of making Sabah my second home. Now, no longer.

    I’ve seen with my own eyes the deterioration of race relationship, diversity, safety, and all other aspect through the years since DUMNO moves into Sabah.

    After cycle-cycle top leadership, now no longer becomes cyclical.

    The constitution too can be changed at whims and fancies with just some media reporting.

    The judicial? It’s dead.

  20. #20 by sotong on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 1:57 pm

    The previous PM slept for 22 years not knowing the consequences of bad leadership and governance of the country and talked a lot in his sleep too…..the present PM just started sleeping.

  21. #21 by mantaray on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 2:24 pm

    The solution is simple: Station police officers and immigration officers in the hospital at all times. Nab the ones without no I/C on the spot or immediately after they are discharged. After all our poor Malaysian boy had to spent months in jail for not bringing his I/C. Why are the police and immigration not doing this?

    Healthcare workers are not police nor immigration officers. Healthcare workers are not empowered nor an expert is looking out for illegal immigrants and fake ICs. It is the responsibility of the police and immigration to ensure the illegals are kept in check in hospitals and even to ensure safety of healthcare workers. But then again, the police officers may not be bold enough for the backlash from the massive illegal community may cause harm to the policemen and their family.

    I don’t blame the illegal community to beg, borrow, steal to get an I/C, it’s for their very survival!! But the problem is that some Malaysians (politicians?) are just too willing to dish out to them and then complain why they are still poor, no jobs, no hospital beds etc etc. You bear the consequences of your actions ! Don’t complain if one day your loved ones will have to give way to an “illegal” immigrant for hospital beds. But then again, which politician goes to government hospitals? If any, they would be in first class wards demanding A-Z.

    Only the poor Malaysians will suffer. You and me and the man on the street.

    We’re prisoners in our own country.

  22. #22 by iStupid on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 4:05 pm

    The world is ready to welcome us as a supplier of cheap domestic helpers (maids). Our girls have proven themselves in the sky — MAS stewardesses are Natural, Spontaneous, Friendly, Helpful, Cheerful etc, etc. Similar qualities will no doubt be displayed by our girls in the homes of their hosts. Their HIV, Syphilis, TB etc are an advantage actually; these infections make sure that their male hosts will not touch them.

  23. #23 by izrafeil on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 5:36 pm

    how come for us West Malaysian kena pakai IC nak gi Sabah bah?

  24. #24 by raven77 on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 9:11 pm

    All these ICs are fake. It can easily be detected if the hospital wants………..but our civil service……..tidak apa lah…….because all of us including LKS thru taxes is paying money to them FOC maaaa……so carry onnnnnn

  25. #25 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 10:27 pm

    If they are Bajau, can they speak Bajau?

  26. #26 by dawsheng on Thursday, 16 August 2007 - 11:10 pm

    You are funny sherrif singh!

  27. #27 by sotong on Friday, 17 August 2007 - 7:28 am

    The past administration knew what they were trying to achieve at all costs – power and wealth.

    But they did not foresee the enormous damage of bad and ineffective policies, bad leadership and governance, gross mismanagement, abuse of power, gross excesses and etc. had on the country and her ordinary people in the long run.

    Now we are witnessing the products of NEP with good education, knowledge and wealth running the country with rampant corruption, abuse of power, mismanagement of GLCs, financial incompetent, racial and religious intolerance, crimes and etc..

    Any reasonable person would conclude the leadership and governance of the country is a huge failure!

  28. #28 by k1980 on Friday, 17 August 2007 - 12:30 pm

    On occasion of 50 years of BN misrule, I would like to dedicate the following song to those clowns who are plaguing the country
    Theme Song of “Moulin Rouge” ( can be heard at
    http://www.bajeca.com/volume/SendInTheClowns.mid )

    Isn’t it rich,
    Aren’t we a pair
    Me here at last on the ground,
    You in mid-air
    Send in the clowns
    Isn’t it bliss,
    Don’t you approve
    One who keeps tearing around,
    One who can’t move
    Where are the clowns?
    Send in the clowns

    Just when I stopped opening doors
    Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours
    Making my entrance again with my usual flair
    Sure of my lines – no one is there

    Don’t you love farce,
    My fault I fear
    I thought that you’d want what I want,
    Sorry my dear
    But where are the clowns
    There ought to be clowns
    Quick send in the clowns

    What a surprise,
    Who could foresee?
    I’ve come to feel about you what you felt about me
    Why only now when I see that you’ve drifted away
    What a surprise, what a cliché

    Isn’t it rich, isn’t it queer
    Losing my timing this late in my career
    And where are the clowns
    Quick send in the clowns
    Don’t bother they’re here.

  29. #29 by robert wong on Friday, 17 August 2007 - 8:53 pm

    some of the Sabah ministers are ‘Bajaus’ themselves.
    There are two types of ‘Bajau’ in Sabah.
    One who had long ago migrated from Philipines or they called ‘Bajau Darat’. Our Said Keruak families is one of them.
    Another one is called ‘Bajau Laut’ These are the ‘bajaus’ or also called ‘Suloks’ who are mostly resided along the coast-line of Sabah waters. They are if not all came from Mindanao, philipines.

    The so-called tens of thousands refugees in Sabah are mainly ‘Bajau Laut’ or ‘Sulok’ . They have been refered as ‘Refugees’ for 3 generations in Sabah land.

    Mind you, these so called ‘Refugees’ sneak back to their country of origin frequently as though “Malaysia is their second-home”.

    Now, don’t tell me a dude like me knew all these while the present government can’t do anything about these ?

  30. #30 by jack on Saturday, 18 August 2007 - 12:14 am

    Dear Mr Lim Kit Siang,

    During my studies of history subject in secondary schools, i came across with an agreement signed before the formation of Malaysia. Sabah and Sarawak will have an option to separate from Malaysia after 50 years of independent(i mean after 50 year of sabah Sarawak joining malaysia). Is this true? I don’t want to be accused for being not patriotic. but if it was true, i really wanted to opt for separation. i have no hope for the BN government. However, with the implementation of Project IC. I don’t think sabah will have chance because a lot of the indo bajau would not want their privilege gone down the drain.

  31. #31 by raven77 on Saturday, 18 August 2007 - 12:22 pm

    Sabah and Sarawak…were never part of Malaysia the moment they insisted on separate immigration virtually separating yourself out as a nation just as in Singapore during the early days……I say let them go……I am sure they can find their footing by now…..a alk on the streets of Sabah after immigration makes you feel alone in that sea of Indonesians and Filipinos…….no wonder the Brookes after 150 years said they had enough…….

  32. #32 by sabah tun on Saturday, 18 August 2007 - 3:25 pm

    when ur grandpa or ma pass away they will sell the IC number oso… many cases here d. Pulau Gaya is such a terrible and dirty place where there are drugs, guns and violence…Musa Aman oso close one eye

  33. #33 by hyms on Wednesday, 7 November 2007 - 10:55 am

    All sabah’s minister & former ministers are bullshit!

    See what had happened to Sabah right now…’The land below the win’ became ‘The land without soil’. Do you get what I mean?

  34. #34 by sumbiling on Sunday, 18 November 2007 - 5:26 pm

    izrafeil Says:

    August 16th, 2007 at 17: 36.06
    how come for us West Malaysian kena pakai IC nak gi Sabah bah?

    u asked the question wrongly… where ever we go in malaysia we need to bring the IC. buat repot polis pun kena tunjuk IC kecuali IC HILANG… and many other things. and u put the “bah” at the wrong place..

    the question should be like this… why do we need to “register” to go to sabah? because once u arrived at the kk airport u have to present your MYKAD and they will save your detail in the system.. u will be issued with a receipt and u have to present it upon leaving the airport. before the usage of MYKAD, u have to have a passport.

    the reason being is, sabah and sarawak have their own immigration law which is different from the states in the peninsular. this is agreed during the formation of malaysia.

  35. #35 by sumbiling on Sunday, 18 November 2007 - 5:38 pm

    raven77 Says:

    August 18th, 2007 at 12: 22.57
    Sabah and Sarawak…were never part of Malaysia the moment they insisted on separate immigration virtually separating yourself out as a nation just as in Singapore during the early days……I say let them go……I am sure they can find their footing by now…..a alk on the streets of Sabah after immigration makes you feel alone in that sea of Indonesians and Filipinos…….no wonder the Brookes after 150 years said they had enough…….

    u know nothing about what are the people of sabah facing…

  36. #36 by legalsabahan on Monday, 7 January 2008 - 11:40 pm

    YB LIM,
    I would like to share a real life story, and if you need further information, you can E-mail me, i will be more than happy to help to save Sabah.

    I’m a legal Sabahan, I go Tamu(kind of like pasar tani), time to time and gain a good relation with the hawker in tamu site, one day, a lady hawker is quarelling with another lady hawker. As i’m quite familiar with one of them, i start askin what happen just now. She is a vegetable hawker, doing her business in Tamu for years, saying that another new comer wish to share her stall to sell vegetable, she refused then start the argument. then she tell me proudly: Saya pun dari Indon, tapi saya dapat IC semasa Project, itu lah saya dapat tempat untuk jualan saya.” “saya dapat pinjaman dari ****( i can’t remember the name of that agency, something like perbadanan perminjaman Penampang). dan saya boleh sewa tanah dan tanam sayur!”

    My question is, why I, the originally born Sabahan don’t know which agency can help me with my business, while damn illegal immigrant get all the privillage?

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