KUALA LUMPUR: Batu MP Tian Chua’s move to explain in the Dewan Rakyat today, PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar’s meeting with Jacel
H. Kiram was roundly criticised by some MPs.
Jacel is the daughter of the late self-styled Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III who had ordered the intrusion of Lahad Datu, Sabah in 2013.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, when winding up the debate on the Supply Bill 2016 at the committee level for the home ministry questioned Tian Chua’s meeting with the group deemed enemies of the country.
“The Lembah Pantai MP (Nurul Izzah) met the person, what is her family name? Her name is Kiram. Is not Kiram the name of the family that orchestrated the attack on Malaysia?,” asked Nur Jazlan.
Nur Jazlan said those responsible for the intrusion had already admitted their actions were intended to claim Sabah, making Malaysians despise them.
“But the PKR vice-president was taking pictures with the daughter of a terrorist who is actually an ‘enemy of the state’,” he said.
“They killed our security forces, beheaded them and cut off their hands, these cruel people. So, why was the PKR vice-president taking pictures with the ‘enemy of the state’,” asked Nur Jazlan.
The issue also attracted the attention of Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh (BN-Putatan) who questioned Tian Chua’s actions and said the people of Sabah
felt hurt by the meeting.
“Is this part of the opposition’s efforts to attract the intruders back into Sabah?,” he asked.
Earlier, Tian Chua claimed the group which met Nurul Izzah in Manila was from the Philippine Government, and not a terrorist group.
Nur Jazlan, who is also Pulai MP said the ministry would build a new prison in Lahad Datu which could accommodate 1,000 prisoners from Sabah, at the beginning of next year under the 11th Malaysia Plan.
“According to the latest statistics of the Prisons Department, the number of prisoners in the six prisons in Sabah is 6,500 people, more than the maximum capacity of 5,000 people,” he added.- BERNAMA