No more hiding for illegals in Sabah: CM
The State Government is leaving no stones unturned in its efforts to rid the State of illegal immigrants. “Those involved in the ongoing Ops Bersepadu will be going all out to flush out illegal immigrants, including those who have gone into hiding since the operation started,” Chief Minister Datuk Sen Musa Aman said. “We know many of the illegal immigrants have, as a means to evade arrest and deportation, gone into hiding but the enforcement agencies involved will track them down and flush them out from their hiding place,” he stressed. Musa, who was met after launching the State-level landscaping awareness campaign, also warned locals in the State against harbouring illegal immigrants. Deterrent action will be taken against anyone found harbouring illegal immigrants, Musa, who is also State Security Committee Chief, said. He also urged the local communities to assist the Government by providing information on any hiding places of illegal immigrants known to them. Meanwhile, State Secretary Datuk Sukari Wakiman told reporters that Ops Bersepádu which was launched last week has been conducted in the State Capital, Penampang and Putatan. “So far, 4,800 foreigners, mostly Filipinos have been roped in for screening,” he said, adding that of the total, only 500 of them did not have any valid travel documents.