Sarawak has no illegal registered and the Federal Territory of Labuan has only 589.
They were among the 1,303,126 illegals registered during the 5P and 6P exercises in Sabah and in the peninsula respectively.
Member of parliament Hiew King Cheu yesterday disclosed the figures after he received a reply from the Minister of Home Affairs in Parliament .
Hiew said this figure did not reflect the real and actual situation in the country due to many not turning out to get themselves registered and they are in hiding.
“The figure of 161,548 mentioned for Sabah may not be a true figure because we Sabahans know that it is more than that,” he said in a statement yesterday.
He added the government blaming it on the long coast line and therefore difficult to notice them from entering, is not true.
“Sarawak has equally longer coast line. Many have said the illegals can come in and out of Sabah freely and whenever they like,” Hiew said.