Tan Sri Bernard Dompok wants a Royal Commission of Inquiry to be set up to trace the supplier of Malaysian documents to illegal immigrants in Sabah.

Bernard Dompok

Dompok, who is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said that without this, he doubted that the ongoing crackdown against illegal immigrants would be effective.

“We all know that some of these people are obviously illegal immigrants and yet they carry around identification documents,” said Dompok, who is the United Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) president, when launching his party’s triennial general meeting for the Kundasang, Keranaan and Paginatan branches in Ranau.

He said that the most effective approach in tackling the problem was the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

“We remain (steadfast) in our stand that it is through such a commission that we can track down the source and root of the problem,” said Dompok, the Penampang MP.

Dompok added that his efforts to speak out for more bumiputras from Sabah and Sarawak to hold higher posts in federal departments and agencies was aimed at benefiting the people of both states.

“Many people have misinterpreted our struggle and described it as siding my own people. This is the right of the bumiputras of both states,” he said, adding that there were Sabahans and Sarawakians qualified for such posts.