Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, in Kota Kinabalu on the 23rd of July, 2013
One of the terms of reference for the Sabah RCI is to scrutinize the effects of foreign workers, illegal immigrants and refugees on the electoral roll.
The testimony of Mr. Ruslan bin Alias, an assistant head in the IC division of Sabah and Sarawak in the National Registration Department (“NRD”) on 16 January 2013, revealed a list containing 130,549 ‘problematic’ old IC numbers where their records with the NRD were either incomplete or these cards had been cancelled. These old IC numbers were divided into lists of P1 (51,300 old IC numbers), P2 (62,550 old IC numbers) and P3 (16,699 old IC numbers). The old ICs in lists P1 and P2 have been identified as ICs having incomplete information in the NRD while old ICs in list P3 have been cancelled in 1996.