Economy, Featured, General, Govt, press, World

Adelina’s death: We need to strengthen protection for migrant labours in Malaysia

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 12 FEBRUARY 2018 | BUKIT MERTAJAM The tragic death of 21-year old Indonesian domestic helper, Adelina, infuriated our nation. We received tip-off from neighbours on Saturday (10/02/18) about a domestic helper being abused and visited the employers’ home to investigate the very same day. After failing… Continue reading Adelina’s death: We need to strengthen protection for migrant labours in Malaysia

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The Home Minister implicated himself of abuse of power by avoiding to answer a simple question on the involvement of his Special Officer in immigration contracts

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 23 NOVEMBER 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR On 20 November 2017, I raised a question in Parliament to Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister. I quote the question verbatim below: Tuan Sim Chee Keong [Bukit Mertajam] minta Menteri Dalam Negeri menyatakan… Continue reading The Home Minister implicated himself of abuse of power by avoiding to answer a simple question on the involvement of his Special Officer in immigration contracts

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Al Jazeera exposé on immigration: Four questions for Home Minister

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 09 AUGUST 2017 | PARLIAMENT, KUALA LUMPUR International media outlet Al-Jazeera aired a special report on 20 July 2017, on the exploitation of migrant workers in Malaysia and abuse of power by the Malaysian Immigration authority. I was interviewed in the programme to provide my views… Continue reading Al Jazeera exposé on immigration: Four questions for Home Minister

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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

Economy, Featured, General, Govt, Politics, press

Forest City: No mercy for employers but treat the illegal migrant workers as victims of human trafficking

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 11 MAY 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PULAU PINANG I refer to the news report on undocumented migrant workers in the Johor Forest City development. (Source: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/381555) After the exposé, the Home Ministry had said that they will legalise these undocumented migrant workers.  The combination of loose… Continue reading Forest City: No mercy for employers but treat the illegal migrant workers as victims of human trafficking

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