Monday, January 3, 2011
MP questions 'real agenda' behind native cert freeze
Sepangar MP Eric Majimbun has questioned the real agenda behind the almost 30-year freeze on the "sijil anak negeri (SAN) also known as "native certificate", which was frozen since the Berjaya government era back in 1982.
He suspected that this could just be an attempt by the state government to safeguard certain individuals, especially foreigners who managed to gain native title land using their new status after they became Malaysian citizens and natives through dubious means.
He cited the case of Kedah-hailed Syed Kechik Syed Mohamed Al-Bukhary, the former Sabah strongman-cum-close aide of former chief Minister Mustapha Harun, who managed to purchase many parcels of prime native lands in the state using his native certificate.