Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin said yesterday it is arrogant of refugees (Rohingya) to go around declaring “I have a UNHCR card”.
“Take for example someone who is given the UNHCR card for a three-year period. What happens when the three-year period is up?” Hamzah was quoted as saying by the NST.
BELOW: It’s raining UNHCR cards on Rohingya
Hamzah was speaking to reporters after visiting Malay flats in Seberang Jaya, Penang. There were complaints by locals about the huge number of foreigners, particularly Rohingya, impacting their living environs and livelihood.
The Home Minister is right to raise concerns about the future.
Doubtless the Rohingya are today an expedient hot button issue for the opposition to attack the government by proxy.
Always adept at projecting victimhood, political opportunists are portraying a distressing situation whereby the Muhyiddin administration is using Rohingya as scapegoat or bogeyman to deflect attention from its handling of the pandemic.
DAP’s distressed and alarmed Liew Chin Tong even tells us “Why we should be kinder to Rohingya refugees”.
BELOW: Well, how about resettling the Rohingya on one of Penang’s wannabe reclaimed islets, following the example of Bangladesh’s Bhasan Char?
When the Chinese showed their compassion
So, the DAP is promoting kindness and caring at the same time that its former cabinet minister is accusing the government of shocking and shameful enforcement actions — see report ‘Kula slams govt over spraying of disinfectant on migrant workers’ (FMT, 9 June 2021)
Do they really care or are they only seizing on any opportunity to badmouth the government?
Let’s have a look at the DAP’s past behaviour; take the case of that underaged girl in Malacca who was linked to the then chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik.
I’d say her plight was weaponised by Lim Guan Eng to hammer an Umno warlord … but that’s just me.
‘Guan Eng went to jail for a Malay girl’ — oh puhleez’
The Rahim controversy occurred in 1994 and the teenager was reported to have been 15 years old. She should be around 42 years old today.
Do the DAP cheerleaders know anything that has happened to her in the past 27 years since the creation of their forever “Guan Eng went to jail for a Malay girl” meme?
Do they care? Did they really care?
BELOW: Chinese prayers for Altantuya
Altantuya was killed in mid-October 2006. Back then, the loudest champions of ‘Justice for Altantuya’ were also the Chinese.
By early March 2008, the Mongolian woman’s murder had been successfully utilised in the GE12 election campaign to cost BN its traditional two-thirds majority in parliament.
It has been almost 15 years since the death of Altantuya. In that time, her son Altanshagai Munkhtulga has also passed away (in 2017).
Do the ‘Justice’ activists care about Altantuya’s family or was her usefulness only as a political instrument to hit at Najib?
Rohingya the convenient tool for now
Rohingya are the weapon of the hour with which to bash the Malay establishment.
For securing our national borders, the Malay government is labeled “xenophobic”.
For rounding up Rohingya, the Malay law enforcement agencies are branded “racist” and said to treat illegal aliens “inhumanely” like how the Zionists treat Palestinians.
For toning down their earlier pro-Rohingya rhetoric, the Malay leadership is accused of making a U-turn and “hypocrisy” — see bellow.
Malay leaders are allegedly hypocrites for still favouring the Palestinian cause while the Rohingya’s has lost its lustre. Meanwhile the DAP is vying with PAS to become the new most vocal supporters of Palestinians.
Preaching kindness, condemning sinners
Today it is the Chinese who are exhorting their fellow Malaysians to “be kind” to foreigners.
Malays are browbeaten and publicly shamed if they do not exhibit enough kindness to Rohingya and other “undocumented migrants”.
The hundreds of thousands who signed several online petitions last year requesting the deportation of Rohingya were accused of hate speech.
BELOW: Estimated 200,000 Rohingya in Malaysia according to year 2019 statistics
From the way the virtue signalers are carrying themselves, it is evident that they’re suffused with “humanity” par excellence. Hence from their virtuous high perch, they loudly criticize and condemn everybody else for the sin of “inhumanity”.
In fact, their criticisms and condemnations have been so stinging that just a few days ago, Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin felt himself compelled to declare: “I don’t want people accusing us of being inhumane”.