Monday, 9 July 2007

Refugees: Who is telling the truth?

The Member of Parliament for Tuaran Wilfred Madius Tangau told a journalist that Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nazri Aziz had told him that a decision to accord Permanent Residence (PR) status to Filipinos who are holder of IMM13 had actually been made in 2002.

Tangau said Nazri told him this when he and another Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Bernard Dompok met Nazri at the Parliament's lobby. Nazri, however, told them that he did not know who gave he approval.

My Say:

Confusion now. At first Nazri told Parliament that it was a long-term plan by the Federal Government to give PR status to the Filipino refugees. Responding to reporters on what Nazri had said, Chief Minister Musa Aman said he or the State Government had not been consulted on the matter. Musa said Nazri would be coming to Sabah (when) to explain. Just thinking aloud: Has the Penampang MP's wife been given a PR status?

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