TAWAU: Police here have urged owners of housing units under the Hardcore Poor Housing Programme (PPRT) not to rent out their homes, particularly to illegal immigrants.
“They must think about the potential threat posed to the country’s security and peace by doing so,” said district police chief ACP Awang Besar Dullah.
He was addressing residents at Taman Sri Apas Batu 8 Jalan Apas here today, in conjunction with a crime prevention programme.
He also reminded them that the government built the units to enable needy citizens to own a home.
Abuse of such benefit by the owners would only provide undocumented foreigners the perfect opportunity to continue living illegally in the country, he said. – BERNAMA