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Zahid Hamidi should stop abusing government agencies to play politics and start focusing on dealing with crisis within the Home Ministry

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP of Bukit Mertajam 1 AUGUST 2017 | PARLIAMENT, KUALA LUMPUR On 16 May 2017, NST reported that NOT FEWER than 30 would-be Daesh fighters who were arrested in other countries for attempting to join the terrorist group in Syria had “secretly” entered Malaysia. (Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/239653/exclusive-threat-unwanted-tourists) These Daesh fighters were… Continue reading Zahid Hamidi should stop abusing government agencies to play politics and start focusing on dealing with crisis within the Home Ministry

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Hundreds of millions spent on immigration biometric and computer system yet we still allow North Korean operatives and Daesh fighters into the country

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP of Bukit Mertajam 30 MAY 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM I refer to the special report by NST on how Malaysia has become dumping ground for would-be Daesh fighters who were arrested in other countries for attempting to join the terrorist group in Syria. (Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/239653/exclusive-threat-unwanted-tourists)The report implied that the… Continue reading Hundreds of millions spent on immigration biometric and computer system yet we still allow North Korean operatives and Daesh fighters into the country

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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

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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