The opposition party finds it strange that a senior teacher is still holding the old IC when every citizen has changed to MyKad.
TAWAU: The recent exposure of a civil servant in Sabah holding an alleged fake identity card is being held up as an example of the enduring social havoc the state is experiencing since allegations surfaced two decades ago that illegal immigrants had been allowed to make the state their home.
Tawau PKR yesterday urged the the National Registration Department (NRD) to investigate the expose in parliament recently that a senior assistant teacher at a government school is holding a fake identity card.
Branch secretary Gan Chee Chan, said Tuaran Barisan Nasional MP Wilfred Bumburing had revealed details of the case in parliament when he debated the call to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the large number of illegal immigrants in the state who had citizenship documents and were registered as voters.
According to Gan, Bumburing had said that the teacher was holding an old IC which actually belonged to a local from Kuala Abai, Usukan, Kota Belud.
“If this is true, what is the action of NRD and the Education Department? If it is not true then clear the teacher’s name,” he said, adding that if it was true, it was astounding that the civil service had recruited a foreigner.
Gan said according to the allegation that had been made public in news portal Sabahkini, the teacher is a DG44 officer with a monthly salary of RM5,963.68 and raised the question of how did he manage to enter into public service without being detected.
“It is strange for a senior officer to still be holding the old IC when every citizen has changed to MyKad. It is also strange that that the Education Department did not query the matter.
“If it is true, it shows how serious the situation is in Sabah as fake Malaysians have penetrated into the civil service and holding senior ranking jobs.
“It is not fair to Sabahans who are already deprived of jobs in the government in the future.
“This incident may also be only the tip of the iceberg,” he warned, adding that despite such regular disclosures there was no sign of any investigation into the root of the problem.