“I hope Sabahans will still remember how he (Anwar) destroyed democracy in Sabah after the 1994 state election when he had successfully orchestrated the party hopping which included Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Ukin... and as a reward, Lajim was given a ministerial portfolio in lieu of his former appointment as an assistant minister under Pairin’s government..." - Dtk Herbert T LagadanThe Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice president also reminded Sabahans about Anwar’s promise of developing Sabah in 100 days which he had formulated as the Deputy Prime Minister cum Sabah Election Operation Director in 1994.
That attempt, he said, had failed to derail PBS.
“This time around he has successfully enticed Lajim and Tuaran member of parliament Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing to jump to his side on the fringe of the 13th general election.
“I am perplexed as to why Anwar had the gut to accuse the BN government of not heeding previous request to form the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) in Sabah when in fact he was the first to reject PBS’ proposal in 1994?
"The team combination of a ‘master promise maker (PKR) and a ‘fact twister’ is a recipe for grand disaster for Sabah,” he said.
Actually, the opposition was not interested in finding solutions to the perennial problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah through the RCI. Pakatan Rakyat was instead trying to capitalise on the issue merely for political gain.
Even before the commission embarked on its duty, Pakatan was shooting at it, saying it would fail. And as espected, former PM Tun Dr Mahathir's government became their main target by accusing him of granting too many citizenship and PR status to the foreigners.
Why can't the opposition lend a hand in solving the issue, instead of mocking at it? Should they are able to form the next government, how would they tackle such a big problem?
(Also read Tan Sri Bernard Dompok's statement that the RCI is not meant to find and punish those involved in issuing the immigrants with Mykad and PR).