Why the deafening silence over 'instant citizenshiptask force'?
The silence from the BN government over the revelation of a secret task force to issue instant citizenship to foreigners in order to turn them into voters has been described as a threat to the country.
PAS information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the move to give citizenship in return for votes was an act worse than plundering national wealth as it amounts to treachery.
He was commenting on the revelation by PAS vice president Mahfuz Omar who named Election Commission deputy chief Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, officials from the National Registration Department, National Security Council and an aide to the prime minister, as being involved in the task force.
"This extreme act must not be taken lightly by the media, especially the mainstream media which have failed to highlight the issue,” said Tuan Ibrahim.
He also took to task non-governmental organizations which had been riding on the slogan of defending sovereignty, race and country for keeping silent over the revelation.
Both EC's Wan Ahmad and NSC's Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab have dismissed Mahfuz’s allegation as a lie.
Following that, Mahfuz called for a royal commission of inquiry to investigate the allegation.
Tuan Ibrahim opined that if it was a fabrication as claimed, Mahfuz would not have named the persons involved and risked legal action.
"His readiness to bare all to RCI is a courageous act to expose the matter,” he added.
The Pahang PAS commissioner said PAS would work hard for a RCI to be formed.