On June 28, 2006, the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazri Aziz had infact told Parliament that 17,308 Filipinos in Sabah who are refugees and holders of IMM13 had been given Parmenant Residence (PR) status. The 17,308 represented 28 per cent of the 61,811 refugees in Sabah. The ministry was replying to a question from Member of Parliament for Penampang Donald Mojuntin who had wanted to know the number of Filipino refugees with PR status.
As I had said in my earlier posting, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman had said that the State Government was in the dark about refugees being given PR status. This only show that PR status were given to refugees in Sabah without the State Government's knowledge. A surprise. Record in Parliament (Hansard) is the whole truth, nothing but the truth.