No “pregnant women” in the photo below.
DAP evangelistas must be the world’s most judgmental people. They’re always sitting on their high horses and judging everybody. They even play judge and jury to convict the entire country in the court of public opinion.
BELOW: Hannah Yeoh – “A nation is judged by the way we treat our migrant workers.”
DAP Adun: “They will stay here for a long time”
Yeo Bee Yin (pix below), the DAP evangelista Adun in Damansara Utama, said in a statement that it was reported “the number of places available for resettlement in third countries for the refugees in Malaysia is shrinking rapidly”.
Yeo said, “Coupled with this current wave of refugee influx, we believe that the population of refugees in Malaysia will continue to grow and they will stay here for a long time“.
Anti-Malayan Union redux
Stop stigmatizing those of us who do not wish for the illegal Rohingya masses to be allowed to stay in our country.
This is like 1946 all over again. Those who opposed the Malayan Union were not selfish villains. They were simply Malays who objected to the lax citizenship terms offered to the Chinese and Indian immigrants.
Those of us today who voted ‘No’ in the poll below are simply Malaysians that are cautioning Putrajaya against an Open Borders policy.
A consistent majority in online poll
Public opinion is split on the question “Should the Rohingya boat people refugees be allowed to stay in Malaysia?”
Nonetheless the ‘No’ point of view has been leading and is the majority POV consistently throughout the nine days that my opinion survey has run. (Usually my polls are kept online for a week but this one was extended to nine days due to the gravity of the issue. It is now closed.)
60 percent of the poll respondents believe that the Rohingya should not be allowed to stay while 30 percent think that they should. This 60:30 ratio is mirrored in a January 2014 Australian nationwide perception survey about boat people – see The Sydney Morning Herald.
Date – No. of respondents – vote ‘No’ – vote ‘Yes’
17 May – 413 – 55.5% – 33.4%
19 May – 664 – 60.2% – 29.1%
21 May – 860 – 60.5% – 29.7% (early morning)
21 May – 959 – 60.5% – 30.2% (late night)
22 May – 1,008 – 60.5% – 30.3%
25 May – 1,182 – 59.4% – 31.4%
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They’re coming here in droves for jobs
My problem is not with those saying ‘Yes’ and thus holding a viewpoint that differs from mine. I’m perfectly fine to ‘agree to disagree’. I’m sure both sides of the argument have their own valid reasoning.
However there is no cause for the very vocal Rohingya sympathizers – like LGBT activist Azrul Mohd Khalib, as one example – to demonize the naysayers as if we’re a subhuman species who have just passed a death sentence on those missing-in-action “pregnant women” in the boats (MIAs that few have seen).
Most of them that we can see from the news photos are men aged between 20 and 40. They’re illegal emigrants who have left their aged parents, and perhaps wife and young children behind in Rakhine and in Bangladesh.
Forefathers of the Malaysian Chinese did the same. They left their womenfolk back in China while they came here to seek their fortune.
BELOW: A total 152,570 asylum seekers are registered with UNHCR Malaysia as of February this year. Among them are 141,570 from Myanmar, 3,970 from Sri Lankan and 1,200 from Pakistan
The chest-thumpers are quite unhinged
Those of us who wish our government to secure the country’s borders have not caused harm or brought injury to anyone. It’s insane the way that some pro-Rohingya social media users are attacking us – their fellow Malaysians.
Hullo. You all don’t even know whether the illegal immigrants (that you’re being so loudly supportive of and taking their side against your own countrymen) datang dari keluarga yang baik ataupun tidak.
No “pregnant women” in the photo below
They’ve a culture of violence where life is cheap
As I’ve highlighted in an earlier article, almost a score of Buddhist Myanmar nationals have been murdered in Penang. The suspected killers charged in court are Muslim Myanmar nationals. They’re importing the blood feud and religious war from their homeland into Malaysia.
Now the latest news is that some 30 mass graves have been found in Perlis near the Thai border after human traffickers abandoned their camps used to transit Rohingya and Bangladeshi illegal immigrants.
News about the 17 jungle camps and the graves found in them is making headlines around the world. The reports mostly say that the exodus of emigrants fled their homelands to find work in countries like Malaysia.
Media’s orgy of self-gratification and navel gazing
The media in Malaysia has been most derelict in their duty by playing up sob stories about “pregnant women” refugees that few people have seen.
On this Rohingya issue, the English-language press has been functioning as a showboat for publicity seekers to moralize on how decent and humane they (think they themselves) are. At the same time, they eagerly castigate as ogres-in-human-form those dissenters who hold that illegal immigrants must be discouraged and turned away.
The tough issues confronting us are violence and killings and total disrespect for the law. Not Mineral Water 101. And certainly not how charitable and “humane” some self-referential Firsters want to appear while pontificating in social media.
No “pregnant women” in the photo below
Security issues with regard to border control
For the five minutes of fame on Instagram and online petition sites that the Jerusubang Lambs of God hope to acquire through their show of Maggi Mee caring for the Rohingya, Malaysian authorities will instead be stuck with five years of serious security problems.
For starters, Bukit Aman forensic and CSI officers will have to postmortem scores of dead bodies unearthed in Padang Besar, Perlis.
And the general public oughtn’t forget the culture from whence the illegals come – it is “kill or be killed“.
Meanwhile Hannah ‘Merciful’ Yeoh and her ilk are giving themselves a pat on the back over how humane and human rights conscious the evangelistas are.
Malaysian Thai police and commandos at work in Songkla prior to the Perlis grave site discovery
The DAP’s human rights hypocrisy