Meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley at PJ Civics Centre on April 18 at 2pm

Together with DAP MPs Hiew King Cheu (Kota Kinabalu), Teo Nie Ching (Serdang) and Lim Lip Eng (Segambut), and DAP Sabah State Assemblyman for Sri Tanjong Jimmy Wong, I made two visits to various parts of Sabah in the past month – Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud, Tuaran, Keningau, Tambunan, Sepanggar, Donggongon and Kampong Inobong, Penampang for first-hand information about the neglect of socio-economic development and the frustrations of the people of Sabah.

Wherever we went, we encountered concerns about the plight of Sabahans stranded in the Klang Valley, particularly following media reports early this year of homeless Sabahans who had to scavenge for food from garbage bins outside restaurants in the Klang Valley.

Sabahans back home were shocked that Sabah youths, who had gone to the national capital to seek greener pastures, were roaming the streets and relying on food served by NGOs and on leftovers in dustbins for an additional meal.

Various reasons have been given for their homeless status and these include being cheated by unscrupulous agents who brought them to Kuala Lumpur and abandoned them to cope with the bright lights on the city.

Sabahans we met in our two visits whether in Kota Belud, Tuaran, Keningau or Penambang were most concerned about the plight of thousands of Sabahans from different ethnic groups who had left their native lands to work far from home in the hope of returning one day to their villages with a pot of gold.

In response to these concerns, the DAP is organising a meeting on the socio-economic plight of Sabahans stranded in the Klang Valley on:

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Time: 2pm
Venue: Petaling Jaya Civics Centre (MBPJ, Jln Yong Shook Lin, PJ)

Enq: 03-79578022 / [email protected];
088-254987 /[email protected]

to provide a forum to discuss and find ways and means to resolve or alleviate these problems, whether by the Federal Government or the Sabah State Government.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders and representatives of the Selangor State Government will also be invited to the meeting.

It has been estimated that there are some 150,000 Sabahans studying, working or stranded in the Klang Valley.

The meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley in Petaling Jaya on April 18 will also be an occasion to ventilate and seek solution to their socio-economic problems.

The meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley in Petaling Jaya on April 18 is convened by DAP MP for Kota Kinabalu, Hiew King Cheu, assisted and co-ordinated by DAP MPs Teo Nie Ching (Serdang) and Lim Lip Eng (Segambut).

  1. #1 by frankyapp on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 12:18 pm

    The Umno/Bn led federal government could offer shelter and food for the illegal immigrants in Sabah,how come they did not do the same for its own citizens ?

  2. #2 by king cobra on Thursday, 25 March 2010 - 2:52 pm

    oh….tats because in return the so called phantom will help them to remain in power at all times…..

  3. #3 by ekans on Friday, 26 March 2010 - 1:34 am

    My concern is whether the boys (& may be girls) in blue make a surprise appearance, declare this an illegal gathering and tell everyone to disperse and go home……

  4. #4 by monsterball on Friday, 26 March 2010 - 3:46 am

    It is a fact….alot of Sabahans have been cheated by so call employee agents…just like some foreign workers from countries
    It is great news..DAP is taking the initiative to solve the Sahahans Malaysians…..jobless positions and have no money to return home.
    It should be the job of the government…but UMNO is good at talking nonsense and when needed to work…for Malaysians….they ignore or don’t care.
    This incident clearly shows……..Najib’s….”People First. Performance Now”……is nonsense and full of hollow words.

  5. #5 by frankyapp on Friday, 26 March 2010 - 1:15 pm

    The Umno/Bn regime even supported and help those un-ethical mat rempits but not jobless and homeless Sabahans. Is it because of the colour of the skin ?

  6. #6 by johnnypok on Sunday, 28 March 2010 - 5:04 am

    Eventually Bodoland will become a Land of Bodohs, Unemployable graduates, mat-rempits, illegal immirants, and animals with all kinds of titles ( Tan See, Latok, Toon, etc)

  7. #7 by elmoworld on Sunday, 28 March 2010 - 3:13 pm

    because the gvt treat them as pendatang not Malaysian or low class bumis

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