Please do not force the refugees in Malaysia to beg for money or to rob

Please do not force the refugees in Malaysia 


to beg for money or to rob

 

The Right to a Basic Standard of Life in ISLAM

Regarding the economic rights, the Holy Quran says:

And in their wealth there is acknowledged right for the needy and destitute. (51:19)

Anyone who needs help, irrespective of the race, religion or citizenship has a right in the property and wealth of the Muslims.

If you are in a position to help and a needy person asks you for help or if you come to know that he is in need, then it is your duty to help him.

Where is the Minister of Justice, Minister in the PM’s office Tan Seri Nazri Aziz, who even seemed to be championing for the Rohingyas, even mocking the Home Ministers that, HM did not know but he and PM’s security dpt had already arranged and approved all.

YAB DSAAB also acknowledged that Myanmar SPDC is hopeless and had even killed their own monks and Japanese photographer. But later even persuaded the other ASEAN leaders not to take action on the generals which was secretly recorded by Singaporeans.

After Tun Dr M introduced ‘San Oo Aung’ at the Perdana foundation function to his dear wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasma Mohd Ali, she commented to me in-front of the VIPs about the alleged kidnapping of a Malaysian by a Rohingya family. She even added her own experience of Rohingya beggars in-front of a shopping mall.

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No sanctuary for refugees in Malaysia

No sanctuary for refugees in Malaysia

Malaysiakini opinion by K Shan | Jun 20, 08

Imagine waking up every night to the agony of domestic violence next door. You hear reports of abuses and often witness yourself the bruises suffered by the wife and children every time you walk past the house pondering what you can do to stop the violence.

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One day, as the pressure mounts, the wounded and devastated victims come knocking at your door for refuge and protection. What would you do?

Option A

Give them temporary shelter and food and seek relevant humanitarian and human rights organisation for further assistance and action.

Option B

Organise a joint effort with relevant humanitarian and human rights organisation and other concern parties to provide them with temporary shelter and food, and seek for further assistance and action.

Option C

 

Ignore them and call the police for them to be arrested for trespassing?

Option D

Catch and detain them and send them back to the very place they come from.

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Are refugees real enemy of Malaysia?

Are refugees real enemy of Malaysia ?

Malaysiakini letter by Irene Fernandez | Jul 1, 08

Dear Ms Irene Ferenandez and Malaysiakini editors, I had edited out the sensitive harmful (to me, as I am a coward) words and facts. Please kindly forgive me.

I refer to the Malaysiakini report .

Gov’t to launch massive ops against illegals in Sabah

 

Whenever there is a slow down of the economy or when the political power of the ruling government is threatened, the government becomes repressive towards the most vulnerable and voiceless group in the country.

These are the refugees and undocumented workers who are referred to as ‘illegal immigrants’.

The government of the day has also been successful in instilling a racist perspective in that immigrants are ‘a threat’ to security and are the people who are the criminals in our society. Through its control over the media, it has brought about a xenophobic situation.

The fear is that the immigrants will control both economically and politically.

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Hell Hounds at large. Who let them out?

Hell Hounds at large. Who let them out?

Burmese illegal immigrants are hunted down and some were tortured according to the internet news.

Who ordered to black out the detention centre riot news at Semenyih Malaysia (24-June 2008)?

We all could read this news initial phase on Malaysiakini news yesterday.

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Burmese refugees ‘beaten up’ in detention camp

Burmese refugees ‘beaten up’ in detention camp

Malaysia kini news by Soon Li Tsin | Jun 25, 08

The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has confirmed that immigration officers had badly beaten up three Burmese refugees at the Semenyih detention camp two nights ago.  
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suhakam uthayakumar health pc 230408 sivaCommissioner N Siva Subramaniam, who visited the detention camp yesterday, said the incident had been sparked off by the discovery of tobacco, deemed a contraband item under camp rules.

“The immigration officers fail to understand that the refugees are also human beings and must be treated as such.”He lambasted Rela for

indiscriminately arresting even documented refugees causing many of them to be detained unnecessarily.According a recently released international

report, Malaysia is one of the worst places in the world for refugees.

 

 

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Dear YAB Najib, do not blindly deny the truth about the unfair discriminations on migrants

Dear YAB Datuk Seri Najib Razak,

Thank Your Honour for the interest in replying the unfair migrant treatment allegation of your country. No one is not asking your country to open the flood gates for us like your collegues had done in Sabah, we all are merely requesting  a kind favour from your government to just ajar the closely-tight water tap to let the hungry refugees to let us drink a few drops of water.

Why did your government could go and bring in the Bosnias with airplanes and provided free flats and fully support them? 

No need to give the Burmese Refugees even a cent. We are not beggars. Just stop Rela raids and allow them to stay, work or study for a limited time in your country. You can charge an appropriate visa fees like Thailand is doing now on Burmese refugees. 

And kindly facilitate the legal migration process by granting the citizenship to all the Burmese who are holding Red ICs for more then FIVE years.

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A Memorandum On World Refugees Day, “the Decade of Failure”

A Memorandum On World Refugees Day,

“The Decade of Failure”

UNHCR recognized a Refugee who had been detained 6 times and deported 3 times, had sent a letter to us. Who refused to be identify for fear of various reflections. He wrote as

Dear The Sail’s Editor

 

 

As we celebrate refugees day, refugees all over the world face failure of their rights on daily basis.

However refugees Day comes and pass may have a little improvement to meet international obligation in recognition of the right to life and dignity that refugee protection is a fundamental rights both on humanitarian and human rights grounds.

But this year had landed by Nargis Cyclone victims about 1.5 million (correction 2.5 million), beside hundred of thousand people dead (may be possible upto 130000, 200000 to 300000 according to various reports.).

Burmese groups around the world had been calling humanitarian bodies to relief Nargis victims regardless of illegal Junta’. But, still remaining illegal Junta’s theory and Nargis victims dying by endangering life and health. At the same time, many of activists were arrested for their humanitarian supports and unknown numbers of activists had been flowed into refugee population. During the similar flow applies on ‘monk’s peace movement; referendum issues. It is the need to adopt a new sanction to illegal Junta’s establishing human rights violations..

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Treat all migrants equally Mr Home Minister

No quick solution for illegals in Sabah, says Syed Hamid

Comment:

Dear Home Minister. TQ for the talk of equal treatment for all the migrants. But most of us suspect that there is no political will or courage to solve the East Malaysia migrant problem but for all the Malaysian authorities, doing any thing to the Burmese (all races and religious groups) is so easy without any backlash or consequences. We suspect that you just made a sweet talk as an excuse for the inaction on those migrants there. But once you said about the equal treatment, we hope that as a Muslim and the high ranking Government Minister, you would keep you promise. In Burmese the promise of the king (read authority) is a vow or word of honour!

We could let it as by gone be by gone but please kindly treat our migrants exactly like those migrants in east Malaysia.

According to your Deputy Prime Minister, which is reported in the front page of local newspapers, those illegal migrant children would be granted citizenship. Is Malaysian government willing to extend this offer to Burmese Migrants?

The local newspaper front-page reported photograph of a school, one of THREE THOUSAND schools for Indonesian Illegal Migrants. Why Burmese legal and illegal migrants are even not allowed to attend Government schools. They are even willing to pay extra school fees.

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Migrants Rights Network – Website launch July 1st

Migrants Rights Network – Website launch

Get a preview of the new website now, just visit: http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk

The Migrants Rights Network website will be fully launched
on July 1st 2007, to mark the 4th anniversary of The
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights
of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families coming
into force.

Copy of the Convention:
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/m_mwctoc.htm

A copy can also be downloaded directly from:
http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/flyer.pdf

Report: Migrants Voices, Migrants Rights
Can migrant community organisations change the immigration
debate in Britain today?
(28 page PDF)
http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/voices.pdf

Migrants E-news
Sign-up now to the Network’s Newsletter:
Migrants E-news
http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk

Contact info
Migrants Rights Network
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N1 1RY
Tel: 020 7288 1267
Fax: 020 7354 5620
info@migrantsrights.org.uk

Ordeal of foreign spouses in Malaysia

Ordeal of foreign spouses in Malaysia

YB Lim Kit Siang, DAP Malaysia

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by B.R.

It is almost unimaginable the daily trauma that is faced by them, some of them are born overseas but were unable to get registered at the Malaysian high commission or embassy within the stipulated time. They are faced with daily trauma, which includes inability to attend local schools, universities, long waits at immigration to get a visa, when in actual fact they are Malaysians.

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AI report:Migrant workers, refugees and asylum-seekers

 

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Migrant workers, refugees and asylum-seekers

  1. Mass arrests of migrant workers, refugees and asylum-seekers by the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) continued.
  2. According to a government news agency, 24,770 migrants had been detained by Rela as of August 2007.
  3. Rela officials continued to be accused of using excessive force and arbitrary detention when conducting raids.
  4. Migrant workers were also subjected to psychological and physical abuse by agencies and employers.
  5. They were often denied equal access to benefits and protections guaranteed to Malaysian workers, including maternity provisions, limits on working hours and holidays.

Cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments

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Please stop Stereotyping and Racial Profiling of Foreigners

 Please stop Stereotyping and Racial Profiling of Foreigners

Dr Ian Chai, “Stop the stereotyping of Africans” in Malaysiakini

May I recap some famous quotations about Racial Discrimination before going to the good letter from Malaysiakini_

From the UN Charter

  1. The purposes of the United Nations are – – – to achieve International cooperation – – – in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language and religion…”
  2. There is no country in the world exempt of discrimination. No matter how severe or how mild the ratio of discrimination is, no nation is free from it. Either for one circumstance or another, not all countries are capable of giving the importance and dedication this issue needs. Even though we are all consciously aware of this topic, there is still a long road to cross.
  3.  

Our mission therefore is to_

confront ignorance with knowledge,

bigotry with tolerance,

and isolation with outstretched hand of generosity.

Racism can, will and must be defeated.

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It is time for Malaysian Government to revamp the outdated citizenship law

It is time for Malaysian Government to

revamp the outdated citizenship law

The present Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, commented that if Singapore continued with the old procedure of giving citizenship, Singapore would become an old folks’ home for the PR holders.   

So he started offering PR to professionals who had completed two years’ work in Singapore.   It is therefore possible to get citizenship within five years. Thus the new Singapore citizens could sever their umbilical cords from their old country and give full loyalty to Singapore. Continue reading

The ASEAN and Malaysia don’t care about us, Burmese migrants

 Protect our freedom by protecting refugees

Cheah Kah Seng  in Malaysiakini on May 23, 08

I refer to the Malaysiakini

report Don’t forget Burmese refugees here too, PM told.

Same today with the Burmese.

  • The Burmese military junta obviously could not respond rationally to foreign offers of help for this cyclone disaster because they have too much evils to hide.
  • As long as the military junta does not collapse (due to China’s support and ASEAN) there will be pressure for the people to take their fate into their own hands, ie, to take flight, and escape to neighboring countries in a multi-year exodus over land to Thailand, Bangladesh, China, and by sea to India and Malaysia.

Comment: No, No, No, they don’t have the Malay blood, Indonesia blood, European blood nor Arab blood. (Not my words, I am just reading their lips, the minds and thoughts of this country’s leaders. They care for those only with their own reasons, all of us know but dare not tell frankly. They don’t care about others whether from Vietnam, Burma, Bengladesh, Africa etc. They don’t care even if the others are Muslims!)

Megat Junid, the ex-Deputy Home Minister even said,”There is nothing wrong in Burma, no war, he don’t believe that if Burmese Government is really bad, how could Rohingyas cross mainland Burma to come here. Burmese Rohingya Muslims would be arrested, put into detention camps and deported.

  • He even claimed that they must be forced to work in the detention centres to earn for the expenses for deportation. 
  • It could be regarded as practicing illegal forced labour and ILO and Internatinal communities could boycott Malaysia. Continue reading