By : UBF MEDIA
“SABAHANS, especially Sabahan leaders must stand together irrespective of their political ideologies, when it comes to the common interest of Sabah,” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, the Chairman of UBF.
“I am beginning to see this happening on the issue of the RCI and Project IC as well as on illegal immigration. Sabah leaders must be more assertive in voicing out their concerns and in protecting State interests” added Dr. Jeffrey.
However, leaders should also be persistent and consistent to ensure that what is being voiced out is resolved one way or the other. Statements querying the establishment of the RCI are mere rhetoric. We must make sure it is done.
There is no better time to be assertive and persistent than it is now when the political situation in the country is in favour of Sabah and Sarawak as the kingmakers.
Sabah and Sarawak leaders should, therefore, unite and leverage their positions to resolve outstanding issues with the Federal Government, including restoration of the Borneo States’ lost rights and autonomy.
The setting up of the RCI, by itself, will not produce the desired solutions, if we do not actively participate, engage and suggest alternative solutions. We have to be part of the solution.
The Project IC, the unexplained population growth, the padded electoral rolls are not mere Sabah problems. They are national problems of huge magnitude involving the security of the nation, our sovereignty, our peace and the survival of the natives. It must be faced head-on and resolved by peace-loving, patriotic Malaysians, failing which we have only ourselves to blame.
Foreigners and illegal immigrants are not to be blamed as they are merely recipients abused by the powers that be. They are merely pawns in the scheme of things.
Whoever is or are responsible for this mess must eventually be brought to book and face the full consequences of the law.