Monday, 24 November 2014

Putrajaya to look into extraditing East Malaysia Secessionists in United Kingdom

Putrajaya will await instructions from the Attorney-General's Chambers before looking at the possibility of extraditing Malaysians living abroad who are fuelling secession talk between East and West Malaysia, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told Parliament today.

The deputy home minister said very few police reports had been made against such groups and urged the public to lodge more reports.

"Based on the reports made, the police have investigated and sent the investigation papers to the A-G, but the A-G is still looking at it based on facts and provisions in law.

"Only after that can we talk about extradition, and although we have good relations with the authorities in England, we must first ensure that what is considered an offence here must also be considered an offence there," he said.

His reply prompted Chong Chien Jen (DAP-Bandar Kuching) to say that the majority in East Malaysia felt they were being treated as the “stepchild” by Putrajaya, especially Umno.

He said East Malaysians also felt that they were being left out of the wave of development and that the conditions set when Sabah and Sarawak joined Semenanjung were not being fulfilled.

Chong asked if Putrajaya would look into engaging and discussing with the groups that felt unhappy with the state of affairs instead of suppressing them.

Wan Junaidi said a small number supported the secession talk, adding that it was not possible to engage these people if they “were running off to England”.

As such, he said the approach taken by the federal government was correct.

Wan Junaidi also expressed confidence that Sabah and Sawarak would see exponential development over the next few years, as experienced in West Malaysia. – November 24, 2014.


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