Monday, 24 May 2010

Why issue Mycard to IMM13 certificate holders?

The Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu posted a question in Parliament on the 13th of April to the Minister of Home Affairs, Dato’ Hishammuddin Hussien on the reason why Malaysia government gives out Mycards (citizenships) to the 96,000 refugees from the neighboring countries who are staying in Sabah and are holding IMM13 certificates.     The minister replied saying that the government is issuing Mycards to the eligible applicant who are qualified under the National Registration Act 1959 (Article 78) and following the National Constitution. As for the IMM13 certificates, these are the special permanent pass issued by the Immigration Department Malaysia to allow the foreign refugees to enter and stay in Malaysia on a yearly period. The Home Affairs Ministry based on humanity ground permitted these refugees from the Philippines to stay in Sabah by issuing them with the IMM13 certificates.

 
亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士于4月 13日国会里质询内政部长拿督希山慕丁,有关为何马来西亚政府发出身份证Mycards(公民权)给约九十多千位来自邻国而寄住在沙巴州并且持有 IMM13证书的难民。 该部长的回答说,根据1959年国家登记法令(第78项),按照国家的宪法,政府正分发身份证给凡是符合其资格的申请人士。  至于难民证件(IMM13),这是入境局签发的一个特别永久通行证,让外国难民进入马来西亚并且给予一年的逗留期。内政部是居于‘人道’而允许这些来自菲 律宾的难民逗留在沙巴州并且发出难民证件(IMM13)给他们。


Many people has raised the question on why allowing the IMM13 holders to obtained MYcard and become Malaysian? These people are basically foreigners who came to Sabah seek refuge and protection. Now these people should be sent back to their respective countries, but instead we grant them with citizenship. Their numbers are in fact over a hundred thousand and many of them have become Sabahan over the years. This is the main reason on why Sabah Population exploded during the past years from 450,000 in 1963 to now 3.28 million people. The most incredible increase of Sabah population happened during the 90’s, and the figure shows that there was an increase of almost 1.0 million people within a period of few years.

The government should not simply approved them and give them MYcard allowing them to be Malaysian. This huge number of outsiders has created an influx of our population in Sabah which directly had upset our employment and job market for the locals. The local Sabahan especially the Sabah Natives are in no position to fight for job opportunities with these people who accept low pay and work long hours. That is why hundred thousand of Sabahan left home to work outside Sabah and many thousands still remain unemployed in Sabah.

Dr. Hiew said that it is high time for the government to consider seriously on the situation, and should refuse issuing citizenship and MYcard to these foreigners. We only temporary taking care of them on “humanity” ground as claimed by the Minister of Home Affairs, and therefore should not make them to become one of us. These people have married to many locals and in time to come we will get more problem with their crossed marriages and children. On the other hand, there are thousand of Red IC holders who had been residing here for more then 40 years, and yet not being given citizenship in Sabah, they should be given priority to have MYcard.


Dr. Hiew King Cheu, KK MP


为什么分发我国身份证(Mycard)给难民(IMM13)

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士于4月 13日国会里质询内政部长拿督希山慕丁,有关为何马来西亚政府发出身份证Mycards(公民权)给约九十多千位来自邻国而寄住在沙巴州并且持有 IMM13证书的难民。

该部长的回答说,根据1959年国家登记法令(第78项),按照国家的宪法,政府正分发身份证给凡是符合其资格的申请人士。  至于难民证件(IMM13),这是入境局签发的一个特别永久通行证,让外国难民进入马来西亚并且给予一年的逗留期。内政部是居于‘人道’而允许这些来自菲 律宾的难民逗留在沙巴州并且发出难民证件(IMM13)给他们。

许多市民都询问,为什么政府让持有难民证件的人获得身份证,让他们成为马来西亚公民? 这些人基本上都是外国人,他们来到沙巴寻求庇护和保护。  这些人应该是被送回到他们各自的国家,反而政府却给予他们的公民权。他们的人数其实已经超过十多万,其中在这几年来有不少已经成为了沙巴公民。 这是主要的理由为何沙巴人口在1963年的四十五万爆增万到现在的三百二十八万的人口。 在九十年代发生了沙巴人口不可思议的突然增加,这个数字表明着,在短短的几年内沙巴人口增加将近一百多万。

政府不应该随意的批准他们的申请及随便分发身份证,使他们成为马来西亚公民。 这数量庞大的外来者使到更多的外国人涌入沙巴州,直接破坏了本地居民的就业机会和商机。 当地的沙巴人尤其是沙巴原住民是没有能力与这些人争取就业机会,因为他们都接受低工资和长时间的工作。这就是为什么百多千的沙巴人离开家乡到外面去寻找工 作,而仍留在沙巴州的失业者有数千位。

邱博士说,现在是时候政府要认真考虑有关严重的情况,并且应该拒绝签发公民权和身份证给这些外国难民。  根据内政部长的说法我们只是居于‘人道’而暂时的照顾他们,因此是不应该让他们成为我们其中的一分子。 这些外国人有许多已经和当地人结婚,很肯定地事到了一段时期,我们将会面对许多他们的婚姻和孩子的复杂问题。 另一方面,有许多持有红色身份证的人士,居住在我国已经有40年了,但没有得到沙巴公民权,政府应该是优先考虑分发给他们身份证而不是持有难民准件的外国 人。