Immigration loophole allows ‘bad hats’ into Sabah, says Ongkili

Bothersome components are slipping into Sabah by means of Labuan as there are no movement minds vessels coming from the island at the two principle ports in the state, says Sabah and Sarawak undertakings serve Maximus Ongkili.

“There is no migration control or keeps an eye on travelers, ships and ocean vessels showing up at the Menumbok port (close to Labuan) or at the Kota Kinabalu ship terminal,” he said in an assertion today.

“This is a significant proviso. This has prompted liberated passage of unfortunate components and inadequate participants including needed crooks who are known to have utilized this course to get away from the law,” he said.

Ongkili said the two ports are the two passage focuses into Sabah from Labuan.

Government strategy and unwinding of movement rules have made the state fail to keep a grip on its freedoms, he said while at a discourse with the Labuan Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association and occupants from the central area living in the island.

He was reacting to inquiries on whether the proviso was an encroachment of Sabah’s freedoms over migration under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Ongkili said non-Sabahans are likewise mishandling the proviso by outstaying or unlawfully working in the state, in repudiation of movement law and the MA63 conditions.

The people who went to the discourse said the Sabah government ought to intercede and fix the significant laws to plug the proviso.

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