The Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS), which is expected to be enforced in June next year, should be checked first as different local quarters feel it could allow more illegal immigrants to reach the state.
Datuk Hajiji Noor said the local people on the ground were worried that the policy could be interpreted as an invitation for foreigners to enter the state illegally.
"The government must be aware of the views of the people on this topic as their welfare is concerned. What they want is for those who have come here illegally to be returned to their home countries," he said today at the State Legislative Assembly, during a debate on the 2020 budget for Sabah.
The goal of the PSS is to replace the IMM13 passes, the census certificate and the Burung Burung passport, three types of documents given to foreigners who live in Sabah since the 1970s, most of which have been issued to Filipino refugees.
ThePSS would boost compliance operation to ensure the centralization and standardization of international records in Sabah. It is only valid for three years and must be renewed by an RM120 fee.
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