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Malaysia goes after illegals

By Ferdinand Fabella | Posted on Aug. 23, 2013 at 12:02am 



Thousands of Filipinos in Sabah face deportation after the Malaysian government said it would soon start a crackdown on what it called “illegal foreigners” in the disputed territory, the Malaysian media reported.


Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman was quoted by Malaysia’s Star Online as saying that the operation would initially focus on Sabah’s east coast, including Lahad Datu where the armed supporters of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III have been holed up since February in an attempt to take over Sabah, which the Sulu Sultanate is claiming as its own.


Musa did not say when the crackdown would start, but he let on that the authorities were in the final stages of planning it.


“The operation would then be carried out in other parts of Sabah,” the Star Online quoted Musa. It said the Immigration Department would also be carrying out statewide checks in factories and plantations to ensure employers and their workers were complying with the law.


The operation is to be coordinated by the Federal Special Task Force on illegal immigrants involving the police, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and the military.


The Eastern Sabah Security Command based in Lahad Datu is now conducting a census of those living in seaside settlements, where foreigners without documents will be referred to the Immigration Department for further action, according to Musa.


In Taguig City, the Sulu Sultanate said the Malaysian government appeared to have been threatened by the declaration of independence of Moro National Liberation Front founding chairman Nur Misuari.

Misuari has declared independence for Palawan, the Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and even North Borneo or Sabah, which he calls  the “Bangsamoro Republik” in protest against the government’ signing of a peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.



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The article is incorrect. The Bansamoro Republik is, according to Misauri, the islands of Mindanao, Palawan, Sulu, Basilan and Tawi-Tawi as well as Sabah. Like that's going to happen.

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