Thursday, November 19, 2009

DAP Sabah Assemblyman Native Status Questioned.

Hantu Laut

As the saying goes "Familiarity breeds contempt." The better you know a person the more you know of his/her bad sides.

An uproar happened in the Sabah Legislative Assembly over how DAP Sri Tanjong Assemblyman Jimmy Wong obtained his Sijil Anak Negeri (SAN) or Native Certificate.

As he is not a native he should not have been issued with such certificate.

Native Certificates issued during the Berjaya's era have always been a controversy.Many non-natives are suspected to have obtained the certificates through fraudulent means.Paying off ketua kampongs and native chiefs.This SAN gives the holder benefits that usually are not accorded to non-natives like buying of NT (Native Title) lands, investing in ASB and other privileges exclusively for bumiputras.

Sekong Assemblyman Samsudin Yahya who raised the issue said Jimmy Wong may have obtained the certificate through dubious means. The story here.

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