A Filipino refugee who arrived in Sabah in 1984 is now the branch secretary of Tanjong Kapor Barisan Nasional, the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Sabah illegals was told.
Shukur Abdullah received
his identity card just two years after arriving and has been voting in
every general election as "it is my responsibility."
"I went to
Kudat as a refugee because of the war in the southern Philippines at
that time and I want to be a Malaysian to make a better living here," he
said adding that he stayed with his aunt after arriving here. "After
two years my aunt brought me to the National Registration Department to
apply for citizenship, and my uncle filled up the form," he said.
said he was advised by his village chief in Kudat to use the 'surat
akuan' to apply for the IC. The card was issued sometime in 1986, he
added. "Now I am the secretary for Barisan Nasional Tanjong Kapor branch
and have been holding this post for over 10 years and have never missed
to vote in any general election as it is my responsibility," he said.
He said about 10 members in the branch originated from the Philippines.
Another witness, who also came to Sabah as a refugee, however, did not
know that the Burung-Burung card he has was not an identification
He also does not know why he was not issued with an
IMM13 documents specially for refugees after more than 20 years. Taji
Salleh said he came to Tawau in 1984 and stayed in the settlement.
first document they gave me was the Burung-Burung card, and later I got
the temporary identification card receipt," he said.Starting today, you
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and more from her Victoria. Conducting officer Jamil Aripin later told
the commission that holders of the Burung-Burung card were considered
illegals and that the document was no longer recognized.
Inquiry also heard that three of five Pakistani siblings who arrived
three years ago have now started classes, thanks to the speedy
citizenship granted by the government.
Ihsan Ullah, 19, who
arrived Sabah in 2010 with his four siblings and their mother, said they
were brought into the state by their father, Said Ghani who has been
living in the district of Keningau more than 40 years.
arriving here my father helped us apply for citizenship as according to
the Malaysian law, anyone who has family members overseas can apply for
citizenship for their family once they come to Malaysia," he told the
Royal Commission of Inquiry on Thursday.
After going through all
the necessary process and swearing in as citizens at a ceremony in
Wisma Wanita, they all finally received their MyKad and citizenship.
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