Is the government taking in large number of foreign workers to fulfill a specific purpose? Otherwise why the increasing influx?
Selena Tay, FMT
Now it has been revealed that under the tenure of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, citizenship has been given out to foreigners who landed on Sabahan shores.
This is a matter of grave concern but the current news is that many foreigners who invaded the Peninsular after the 2008 general election have been given fast-tracked citizenship.
In fact one of the greatest invasion has and is currently taking place in Kuala Lumpur is the invasion by Bangladeshis who have now overwhelmed the city in these locations:
1. Jalan Hang Lekir
2. Jalan Hang Lekiu
3. Jalan Hang Kasturi
4. Lebuh Pudu, areas surrounding Pudu Sentral and Menara Maybank
5. Chinatown, Jalan Petaling and Jalan Sultan
6. Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Jalan Tun HS Lee and Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin
7. Jalan Yap Ah Loy
8. Jalan Tun Perak and Lebuh Ampang
9. Areas surrounding Central Market (Pasar Seni) and Kota Raya
Daily these Bangladeshis can be seen in these areas, milling around in groups of six to eight, carrying their large bags, many of them just arrived. On the weekends, it is much worse. Thousands of them are on the streets, crowding into the remittance houses and the business premises owned by their fellow countrymen.
Is there a specific purpose?
The situation already resembles Dhaka during the weekdays and on weekends you will be forgiven for thinking you are in Bangladesh if you happen to walk on the streets mentioned above.
Other areas in KL where there are lots of foreigners are:
1. Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Chow Kit and the Lorong Haji Taib areas populated by Indonesians;
2. Selayang Wholesale Market populated by Myanmarese; and
3. Sentul populated by Bangladeshis and Indians from India.
Recently this situation has gotten worse as the federal government has lifted the ban on the import of Bangladeshi workers although ban or no ban, the situation has always been worse, no difference at all.
Is the government taking in foreign workers to fulfill a specific purpose? Otherwise why the increasing influx?
It must be stated that foreign workers are here only for working purposes. Can those who gave instructions for them to be given fast-tracked citizenship and the ones who follow those instructions be categorised as “working against the interests of the nation”?
Simply allowing citizenship to be given to every Tom, Dick and Harry reveals the extreme stupidity of those who engage in such a traitorous act as these unskilled workers can pose a genuine threat to the lives of Malaysian citizens because during their time-off, these foreign workers can easily indulge in crime.
A few bad apples is all that it takes to cause a Malaysian’s life miserable.
Admittedly there are many good foreign workers but the price to pay in the increasing crime rate caused by those who are jobless is just too high a price.
As the BN federal government is the only government who has been governing Malaysia, it is the BN federal government then who will be blamed as the ones who initiated this problem because the National Registration Department (NRD) is under their purview.