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Friday, July 10, 2009

Fantastic Facts and Fancies

Fruit- sellers and construction workers most welcome. Selamat Datang.


The story is about Ibrahim Moro, a Ghanaian who 'migrated' (I thought only birds and animals migrate and people emigrate) to Malaysia in the 1990's. It also says that in 1994 Ibrahim decided to settle in Terengganu and married a kampung girl and they now have 5 children. Ibrahim is his own "boss" as he sells durians for a living and makes up to RM300 a day from his durian stall. Very heart-warming story isn't it.

Ok, now if you are:-

A Malaysian married to a foreign spouse who can't get a permanent resident visa even after being in the country for 15 or more years

OR

A foreigner married to a Malaysian and can contribute to the pembangunan (development) of Malaysia because you are a doctor/teacher/engineer/architect/nurse/manager but yet cannot work because you are not even a Permanent Resident after 20 years of living here with your Malaysian family

OR

A foreigner who has been doing business here and paying taxes for 22 years and are in love with the country and want to stay but can't because all your applications for permanent residence have been rejected for no good reasons

.............what and how would you feel after reading the above story? Come on now, be honest.

NIAMAH!!!

19 comments:

monsterball said...

I feel if you put enough money up front.....all things are possible in Malaysia.
I feel money talks in Malaysia.

SHEIK AL KHOR said...

This is my feeling: "Malaysia Boleh and Niamah kau kau!!!"

Anonymous said...

because this moro fellow is a muslim
whether he practises or not who checks ?

Hasan said...

All this tells us is that Malaysian immigration laws are screwed up. It's not his fault. Why try to pile on the hate towards this guy?

Anonymous said...

Bravo Patrick, bravo! We kept wondering how the hell street urchins of the Rohingas or Rohinyas or whatever name can roam our streets begging pestering people can go unnoticed by the Immigration authorities. Try crossing Thailand illegally and sneak back to Malaysia. Unless you have the magic of Orang Minyak 100 % chances you will be lockup and ended in a jail in a remote Police station.

fiqrizz said...

Hi Patrick. I'll say that I'm off topic here, but it was the title of yr post that caught my eye. It brought me back 30+ yrs down memory lane, when every Sunday, my friends and I would look forward to yr radio show 'Kee Huat fantastic facts & fancies'. I remember that it went on air at abt 10 or 11am, after we had completed our 'house cleaning'! We were studying in a boarding school then & we try not to miss yr show coz it was superb!!

natives are restless said...

I feel numb .

Anonymous said...

Read the following article on "The Great Malaysian Brain Drain" & you will understrand the situation better:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/opinion/breaking-views/32000-the-great-malaysian-brain-drain--koon-yew-yin-

telur dua said...

I think they are taking this Malaysia Boleh thingie too far.

Anonymous said...

Dear Patrick

I am a Bangla guy.

If I marry of Malay Minah, will they grant me citizenship?

I have met other criteria:
1) already sunat (& can still Rais to occasion)
2) No eating babi and no selsema babi
3) Believe in the ketuanan concept
4) Loyal to BN & 1 Malaysia ideology

Anonymous said...

This Afro guy's children would be bumiputras & will compete with other bumis for their "hak".

Benjamin Cheong said...

I can relate to the issue above as I am married to a foreigner and have to jump through hoops every time to get her spouse visa extended.

I am an IT professional of many years of experience and want to stay to contribute to my country, but with all the damn bureaucracy that's put in the way, it's almost as if the government wants me to make like an bird and emigrate, I mean migrate.

With more and more Malaysians going overseas for study or work, it is much more common that Malaysians will get married to foreigners. Why make it so difficult for these Malaysians who want to return and settle back home?

It is so much easier to get a PR in Australia, Canada or our neighbours down South, where I won't get treated like a 2nd class citizen in my own country and my wife won't get treated as if she's some pemburuh who is trying to jump ship and settle in the country illegally...

So much for trying to stop the brain drain. As always, gamen say one thing and do another... Boleh boleh indeed...

Anonymous said...

Patrick,

This afro guy will not only be considered Bumi but a Melayu as well. He will be like the KIAMMA ( the indian muslim association based in penang) will fight for Malay rights and claim all other non-Malays are pendatang.

Malaysia is simply not keen on having qualified and talented foreigners settling down here unless you are a muslim. Remember Hambali from Indonesia, the most wanted man after Osama? He got his Malaysian PR after staying for 3 years and he has no whatsoever qualifications. Looks like the criteria for PR and citizenship is never well spelt out here.

artchan said...

anyone spoke to the afro guy and asked him how much was the Kautim money?

FoggyDuo said...

Benjamin, you are so right. I am a Malaysian, my husband is from the UK. He has invested a lot of money in this country - in property and cash - and yet he cant get PR. And yet, both of us are able to get PR in SG without any hassle. I wouldn't mind if they would give a long-term social visit pass at least, but they dont do that either. I guess the Malaysian govt is trying their best to push away the non-Muslims from this country.... or at least that is the impression I am left with!

Anonymous said...

1Malaysia = different types of durians in regardless of D24, Kampung, Bandar, Yellow Red Kingdom, etc. as long as its name is Durian !

Got it ! Of course Niamah le !

Anonymous said...

we need maids and manual workers to develop our country. Doctors, engineers, any professionals etc . cannot do household chores and heavy work. Therefore granting of PR to them is not at the top of the priorty list.

Anonymous said...

And those toilet cleaners and construction workers can get their PR just like that...n instead of doing their real job they go and commit crime all over the country...

jamiroquai said...

Dear Patrick,

I am of mixed parentage. My father came to the country in 1977 to work with Malaysia Airlines as an Aircraft Engineer.He is a Pakistani Muslim. He married my mum who is a Malaysian Chindian ( Chinese mix Indian ) . He toiled day in day out and was promoted as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer overlooking quality of work done by aircraft engineers in Sabah , Sarawak and Brunei in the 80s. He worked and remain in that position till his retirement in 2005. Through my childhood , I have experienced numerous applications sent to Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia and all were rejected. The reasons given were stupid and one staff had the cheek to say that my parents need to see a YB to get things done. I have seen other Immigrants getting their Malaysian identification cards and passports easier through , of course , improper channels.
My dad is 67 years old this year and still living in Malaysia without a PR. He had to apply MSIA MY SECOND HOME PROGRAM to remain in this country!! How can anyone in their rightful mind comprehend this?

Nuffnang