September 12, 2012 18 Comments
OMG does it sound racist?
This is the unhappiness and uncalled for ruling which has come out from our neighbours Singapore.”Malaysians above the age of 18 are allowed to work in Singapore except for male natives from Sabah and Sarawak whose age limit has been raised to 35.”
Not only it has caused tensions but it does mean that ”The new ruling has caused much difficulties to law-abiding Sabahan and Sarawakian native men, mainly unskilled and odd-job workers to work on the island.
Fresh workers below 35 were barred entry while those within that age group and already working there could not renew their work permits after they expire within two years.
Sarawak has over 40 ethnic races and besides the Chinese,Malays and Indians who live side by side with the other native races are the Ibans,Bidayuhs,Melanaus,OrangUlu, and others. The Ibans make up the majority of the population.
Meanwhile,The people of Sabah are divided into 32 officially recognised ethnic groups. The largest indigenous native group is Kadazan-Dusun followed by Bajau and Murut besides the Chinese,Malays and Indians who also are very part of the breakdown of population.
The question now this is a very delicate position for the Malaysian Government as it involves the workers of two Eastern States of Malaysia Sarawak and Sabah.
This is not a small matter as its a very sensitive issue.
There will be repercussions as Singaporeans in General will in the long run call”natives from Sabah and Sarawak potentially uncontrollable and also troublemakers.”
Moreover not every one from Sarawak and Sabah below aged 35 should be coined as in the same mould. It has caused very bad distaste and its racially discrimanitory towards the natives of both states says many.
1. DO YOU THINK ACTS CAUSED BY A HANDFUL OF NATIVES SINGAPORE SHOULD PUNISH BOTH STATES ASKED ANOTHER?
2. IF THIS HAS HAPPENED IN UK OR USA IT WILL BE VERY RACIST IN NATURE. IS SINGAPORE ABOVE ALL THIS RULING?
3. WHERE ARE THE OPPOSITION YBS,MPS AND LEGISLATORS WHEN THE NATIVE PEOPLE OF SARAWAK AND SABAH ARE BEING TARGETTED?
4. THE RULING GOVERNMENT HAVE MADE THEIR STAND AND AT TIMES LIKE THIS THE PEOPLE MATTERS MOSTS AND NOT JUST POLITICS TO ONES ADVANTAGE
5. THIS “ADMINISTRATIVE PUNISHMENT” BY SINGAPORE MUSTS BE DELIBERATED AND A SOLUTION MUST BE PUT IN PLACE.
This statement which was published does not give much hope on the already strained relationship which has reared its ugly head in Sarawak and Sabah” Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk Md Hussin Nayan said that during the elections in Singapore, one of the issues raised was over the high number of foreign workers there and the government had taken steps to address the matter by minimising the intake of unskilled workers.
IF Sarawak and Sabah legislators decide to ban Singaporeans from entering Sarawak and Sabah we are pretty sure there will be a huge overcry by many Asian and Western Countries.
We have made it very clear ”THERE MUST NOT BE ANY DISCRIMATION OR RACIST BAN ON NATIVES OF SARAWAK AND SABAH “