Mindanao peace deal can curb influx of migrants into Sabah: Najib
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The peace deal between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will help resolve the illegal immigrant problem in Sabah, according to Malaysian prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the instability in Mindanao had led to its people coming to the east Malaysian states.
"We have played a role as peace facilitator and if we help in the development of Mindanao, it will have a positive impact on the region and Sabah," Mr Najib said.
He was speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony of the RM35 million (S$14 million) Sabah Native Court Institution building and the opening of the RM9.05mil Inobong bridge in Penampang here on Saturday.