Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Hypothetical problems from legalisation of illegal workers

Over the last few weeks, there have been several allegations about how the Malaysian govt’s move to legalise illegal workers has taken a further step – by granting these once illegal workers citizenship, a right to vote.  Some sites even published screen caption of people with red MyKad being a registered voter, etc. etc.

There will be people who choose not to believe such allegations, while some will. And there are those who just don’t give a shit.  I believe it’s true. I don’t have the proof but that’s just me.  You can think otherwise.

The current noise seems to centre upon this being translated into more votes for the ruling regime, electoral fraud, dirtiest general election, etc.  I think that is pretty short-sighted.

Since I don’t have proof, I think I need to assess the situation hypothetically.  When all these thousands illegal workers who became or will become citizens of Malaysia hypothetically ended up helping you-know-who win the next election, do you think that’s the end of it?

Hypothetically speaking, will they be able to find job?  Where will they stay?  If they are not able to secure a job, what will they do to survive, (hypothetically speaking of course)?  Will they resort to (hypothetically speaking) committing crime? 

Humanity factors aside, are they “clean” from diseases?  In case you don’t know, some maids who carry “official” health certifications have not actually gone through tests because these “official” health certificates were obtained ala “boleh” style.

What if they start telling their comrades that there is free citizenship on offer (hypothetically speaking) and everyone back home can now come and claim this?

Hypothetically speaking, if they are Muslims, it means their children will be considered bumiputera.  What does that mean to you and me?

Anyone care to add?

If the allegations are hypothetically true (the sentence sounds wrong but what the heck…), it is not about “ohhh, so and so will win election”… “ohhh, going to have a lot of phantom voters… “ohhh, this is why we need Bersih”… “ohhh, we need another royal inquiry”…

It is more than that.  What we need to really comprehend is that the ruling regime is willing to risk everything just to make sure they remain in power.  Some call it treason, but I disagree.   They are not selling the nation to another sovereign power (maybe not yet).

It is however, betrayal at the highest order.

But then again, it may not be true – so no worries.

And of course, the nasi-lemak, char-kuey-teow and bak-kut-teh still taste good – so why worry.

And why should you listen to Zewt who is not based in Malaysia talking about hypothetical problems in Malaysia – so don’t bother. 


Fi-sha said...

Bro, you're not here but your love for this ibu pertiwi never goes away. Thanks for showing others issues in this ibu pertiwi are more than meet the eyes for most of us argue for the sake of arguing. you take care bro!

Robinn T said...

well, i guess more bumiputera % over the nons, meaning you-know-who gets more votes. Somehow the younger generation like mine is already pretty much darn tired with the govt conspiracies, some even just gave up and shown their love and patriotism for other countries.

as for me, the govt is a problem, but nothing keeps malaysia a better place as home.

hikazew® said...

Zewt, I just came back to msia after working in singapore for a few years..

i believe singaporeans felt the same abt this when a lot of foreign nationals flock their land..

since i'm in an industry involves in manufacturing, i tend to see a mix of social hierachy in my course of work..

not everyone will stay longterm..
everybody is using msia as a platform to go somewhere else..

unless of course.. they managed to get a status and open an illegal /legal business on the roadside

CK said...

this is the ultimatum; i mean it's the clearest signal of the current regime's plan to grab hold of power.

can't believe this.

John Ling said...

Zewt, just out of curiosity, have you ever personally encountered a foreign worker in Malaysia with a red IC?

Terra Shield said...

They want Selangor back by all costs, so I'm not surprised if it's true.

doc said...

we all know this to be true, except that we can't articulate it cynically like you do.

keep well!

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Yvonne Foong said...

Damn, you are sarcastic. lol.

Taipei Geek said...

Good post. I believe Malaysia has some tough challenges to overcome.

eiling lim said...

i smelled something fishy when the govt made the move to legalise the illegal immigrants. I believe there's always an agenda.

Kim said...

Come to Sabah. It's considered an old story though... Many foreigners are legalized to vote for the past few years. Even the locals themselves had a hard time to get their IC compare to those foreigners.

zewt said...

Fi-sha - whatever i can still do for my motherland... i try my best to do it still.

Tempus - true... but in order to make home a better place, we must get rid of the parasite.

hikazew - you mean they use singapore as a platform. yeah, singapore is a place to make the honey and leave... hehe...

CK - well, it's happening!

John Ling - honestly, no.

Terra Shield - i heard they have been doing quite a lot in the background. selangor looks doom.

doc - i am sure many can... just that they no longer have the energy to do it.

make fun - ?

Yvonne Foong - really? where? who?

MKL - i hope so.

eiling lim - from amidst the cigar smoke you can smell it too eh?

Kimmy - this has to be stopped... sigh.

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