Friday, January 25, 2013

Let RCI complete job first

Posted by Smookiekins On 1/25/2013 04:45:00 PM

Umno Puteri chief Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said the ongoing Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on immigrants should not be politicised to the extent of creating dissatisfaction and hatred among different ethnic groups in Sabah.

The Papar member of parliament said it was regrettable that certain opposition leaders were manipulating the facts from the inquiry to play with the sentiments and the feeling of the people with the hope of gaining political mileage and support from certain groups.

“The fact that the RCI was set up shows that the government is sincere and committed in dealing with the issues pertaining to the illegal immigrants in Sabah,” she said.

“The right thing to do now is for everyone to let the commission do their job objectively without too much political pressure,” she added.

“Let the RCI make its own conclusions, we do not need unnecessary assumptions from the opposition parties in regards to what has transpired in the inquiry.

“The witnesses who have testified before the commission have given their own personal accounts and views of the things being probed, the truth has yet to be determined. There are about 100 more witnesses who have yet to give their testimonies.

“So let the inquiry be concluded and not make our own conclusions to suit our interest just because election is nearing,” she said yesterday.

What was important, said Rosnah, was to ensure transparency in the whole process of the inquiry, not only in investigating the issues of immigrants in Sabah but also formulating necessary measures to overcome the problems to be identified.

“Perhaps they (opposition) have forgotten that it was the government who set up the RCI. The moment the commission was established they started to take advantage, even claiming credit for the inquiry.

“If they really are responsible, they should let the RCI finish its job before jumping to conclusion and try to influence public opinion; let the witnesses give their statements.

“I was made to understand that DAP Sabah will organize demonstration and so on … such action is really not necessary. The right thing to do is to wait for the inquiry to be completed and to accept whatever it decides,” she said.

She stressed that politicizing every statement made by the witnesses would not help the proceeding of the inquiry, the ultimate objective of which is to find effective solutions for the long standing illegal immigrant problems in Sabah.

She added that it was irresponsible and cowardly for the opposition to take advantage of the good intention of the RCI to ignite friction and hatred among the people just to promote their narrow political agendas.


Source: Borneo Post
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3 comments:

  1. Harap saksi pun makin ramai yang tampil untuk menjayakan pelaksanaan RCI ni.

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  2. Pihak pembangkang pun janganlah dulu membuat kesimpulan awal bagi kerja siasatan oleh RCI ni.

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  3. buat masa tunggu RCI selesai, baru buat kesimpulan.

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