KOTA KINABALU, 1 Oct 2008: Sepanggar Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun has refuted claims that a septuagenarian’s predicament over being issued permanent resident status after losing her identity card was an isolated case.
He said 78-year-old Yong Lee Hua’s case was not isolated, as he would explain in a press conference on 4 Oct.
“I will also reveal figures that will explain everything because it would also be in connection with a boom in the state’s population.
“Just imagine. Our population has increased by 285 per cent from 1970 to 2000…Of course, Yong’s case is just the tip of the iceberg,” Eric told reporters at the chief minister’s Aidilfitri open house here today.
He was commenting on Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin’s statement that the issuance of a red identity card to Yong was an isolated case.
Several local leaders have voiced dissatisfaction over the manner in which the National Registration Department (NRD) dealt with Yong’s case.
To a question, Eric said he would reveal other cases involving irregularities with the issuance of MyKad at the press conference.
Eric, who is deputy president of the Sabah Progressive Party or SAPP, which recently pulled out of the Barisan Nasional, said the party would continue their political struggles and voice the peoples’ needs. — Bernama