Posted in Cina DAP

‘Pendatang’ polemics: Sinchew’s sleight of hand

In its Feb 23 editorial headlined ‘We’re not pendatang!’ the Sin Chew Daily said:

“The Chinese people are always citizens of this country.”

“Chinese migrants had been traveling between China and the Malay Peninsula and Borneo for business or engaging in agriculture, mining and road-building works, for almost six centuries from Ming dynasty to the 1950s. Few of these early migrants eventually returned to China, but a lot more settled and died here.”

Err, “always citizens”? Really?

Continue reading “‘Pendatang’ polemics: Sinchew’s sleight of hand”

Posted in Rohingya

Muhyiddin slammed by NGO over Rohingya policy

There will be an increase in the number of Rohingya boat people coming to Malaysia, warned Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani.

Zafar, who is president of the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia, said in a press statement yesterday that this bigger impact on Malaysia is only to be expected following the Feb 1 military coup.

And indeed the news about the latest Malaysia-bound Rohingya boat is its rescue yesterday by India’s coast guard. Continue reading “Muhyiddin slammed by NGO over Rohingya policy”