Economy, Featured, General, Govt, press

In Malaysia it is easier to say sorry than to ask for permission for illegal migrant workers

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 10 MAY 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PULAU PINANG Malaysians should be worried about the stance of the federal government in dealing with undocumented migrant workers from China working in the Johor Forest City project. After it was exposed in the media that the said development employed… Continue reading In Malaysia it is easier to say sorry than to ask for permission for illegal migrant workers

Bahasa Malaysia, Economy, Featured, General, Govt, Politics

Hari Buruh 2017: Pekerja migran di Malaysia

Saya sudah banyak kali membangkitkan isu imigresen dan pekerja migran di negara kita. Pendirian saya terhadap masalah ini jelas: kerajaan perlu merombak semula dasar imigresen yang hanya menguntungkan kroni serta merangka satu pelan sumber manusia komprehensif agar negara kita boleh memaksimakan tenaga kerja tempatan. Sempena Hari Buruh ini, saya ingin mengetengahkan nasib pekerja migran di… Continue reading Hari Buruh 2017: Pekerja migran di Malaysia

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Malaysiakini (MK) Special Report on Immigration: Blood is on our hands

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 29 MARCH 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR I read with deep anger and frustration the three-part Special Report by Malaysiakini journalist Alyaa Alhadjri, who worked with her counterparts from the Indonesian Tempo magazine on human trade and trafficking in Malaysia. As much as I am angry, I… Continue reading Malaysiakini (MK) Special Report on Immigration: Blood is on our hands

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E-Kad exposed as fake reform, nothing more than another layer of bureaucracy leading to more profit for the Malaysia Migrant Industrial Complex

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 22 MARCH 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR   On 7 February, it was reported that the Director General of Immigration Department, Mustafar Ali announced that undocumented migrants (PATI) will be able to register for a temporary card called “Enforcement Card” or E-Kad with the Department from 15… Continue reading E-Kad exposed as fake reform, nothing more than another layer of bureaucracy leading to more profit for the Malaysia Migrant Industrial Complex

Community, Economy, Featured, Gender, General, Govt, Politics, World

IWD 2017: Women migrant workers in Malaysia

08 MARCH 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR Happy International Women’s Day. In my International Women’s Day message last year, I urged the government to redirect subsidy for migrant workers to empower Malaysian women in the economy, including expanding our workforce instead of hiring migrant workers, increasing female labour participation rate, as well as providing better social… Continue reading IWD 2017: Women migrant workers in Malaysia

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The Malaysian immigration question

  US President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven Muslims majority country provoked reactions in USA and worldwide, not least in Malaysia. While the debate on border control is still hot, I want to bring our attention to the immigration question in Malaysia. We must not forget that we have our… Continue reading The Malaysian immigration question

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Gerakan Liang Teck Meng as a Member of Parliament should show more concern for the high national deficit, federal government debt and 1MDB financial scandal instead of launching political attacks on Penang state government to gain brownie points with UMNO

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 070117 | BUKIT MERTAJAM Gerakan MP for Simpang Renggam, Liang Teck Meng attempted to malign the state government of Penang by claiming that Penang state budget surplus came from sale of land instead of good governance. This is not the first time UMNO and its cohorts… Continue reading Gerakan Liang Teck Meng as a Member of Parliament should show more concern for the high national deficit, federal government debt and 1MDB financial scandal instead of launching political attacks on Penang state government to gain brownie points with UMNO

Bahasa Malaysia, Economy, Featured, General, Govt, Politics

Bestinet, sebelum ini digantung, kini beroperasi sepenuhnya

Kenyataan Media oleh Steven Sim, Ahli Parlimen Bukit Mertajam 2 Januari 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM Pada sidang Parlimen yang lepas, saya dimaklumkan oleh Menteri Dalam Negeri bahawa Bestinet Sdn. Bhd., syarikat IT swasta kontroversial yang didakwa milik pemimpin UMNO, yang telah digantung sebelum ini, kini telah beroperasi sepenuhnya. Menteri menyatakan bahawa Bestinet kini bertanggungjawab ke… Continue reading Bestinet, sebelum ini digantung, kini beroperasi sepenuhnya

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Bestinet, previously suspended, is now in full-fledge operation

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 02 JANUARY 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM   In the last parliament sitting, I was informed by the Home Minister that the previously suspended Bestinet, a controversial company said to be owned by UMNO leaders, is now in full-fledge operation. The Minister said that Bestinet is in-charge… Continue reading Bestinet, previously suspended, is now in full-fledge operation

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The Budget Speech Is NOT The Budget (Part One)

From my column in Penang Monthly: Oddly Enough Parliament must appear very strange for the uninitiated. After all, the Westminster system that Malaysia models itself after is an old and quaint one. There are many weird practices involved, such as the thumping of tables, addressing MPs by their constituencies instead of their actual names and… Continue reading The Budget Speech Is NOT The Budget (Part One)