Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Sabah IC would have solved the identity problem of suspected terrorist
Yong added that in spite of having arrested the terror suspect, the authorities are still not even sure if he is a Sabahan or a foreigner with dubious document or whatever.
"I would have thought that, before the police arrested the terror suspect, the police would have uncovered his activities, and therefore his identity, before nabbing him.
He said in any case, “Sabah ICs” for genuine Malaysians in Sabah would have provided the relevant background information about the man, his birth place and his home town or village, Yong said.
"With such information, it takes no time to establish his former school, his family and social circle and employment history. Such information would be useful not only for preventive actions against terrorist attacks but also in conducting “deradicalisation” programmes for the future.
"Instead, the dismal failure of the federal government in protecting the sanctity of citizenship documents such as MyKad has exposed the vulnerabilities of our national security. The Sabah government should immediately set up a department to issue Sabah ICs to genuine Malaysians in Sabah," Yong stressed.
Posted by wikisabah at 8:00:00 PM