Parliament: “Maaf tuan, tapi tuan dah mati.”Posted: October 21, 2008
MP Tuaran (Mojilip bin Bumburing @ Wilfred) related two incidents, among others, about what is happening to the natives of Sabah concerning citizenship and the MyKad.
One: A native in Sabah lost his MyKad, and when he went to apply to get a new one, the person sitting behind the counter told him: “Maaf tuan, tapi tuan dah mati.” (I’m sorry sir, but you are already dead sir.”)
Two: A native with an English-sounding name went to KL to work, and when he went to apply for Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB), he was told that he doesn’t qualify because he is “bukan first-class bumiputera”.
MP Tuaran said that he stands by what he has claimed, because he had just called the father to this ‘non-first class bumi’ prior to coming to Parliament to get confirmation if indeed that was what was said to him.
Other than feeling sick in the stomach, I simply have nothing more to say.