Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

I am a virtual slave!

February 4, 2013

Slavery

I NEVER use CREDIT cards.

But my housing loan (Mortgages), car-loans (called Hire-Purchases) and Children’s Education loans shackled me into virtual slavery.

Pic. source FB of Rationalist

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News for Malaysia Talent Corporation about Brain Drain

October 5, 2011

INFORMATION for Talent Corp. Malaysia…..

Malaysian Doctors in UMMC (UM) with 20 yrs contract as Training Lecturers (eligible to apply only after finishing TWO YEARS’ training as House Officers) are paid RM 1500 per month only, with Increment of RM 1.00 per year. If resigned any time before finishing 20 yrs contract, need to pay heavy penalty of RM 400,000.00. No wonder there is BRAIN DRAIN. Talent Corp. Malaysia should just disband if cannot change this kind of stupid pay scale.

Please just look at the following news in the Star today: Effective Nov 1, the minimum monthly wage for Indian maid (in Malaysia) is RM1,400 and RM850 for plantation workers. It also set the minimum wage of RM800 for restaurant, construction and general workers.

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Requesting the Malaysian subsidiary of Asahi Kosei Japan Co Ltd to kindly withdraw the lawsuit against Myanmar workers’ rights defender

June 23, 2011

We hereby request the Malaysian subsidiary of Asahi Kosei Japan Co Ltd to kindly withdraw the lawsuit against Myanmar workers’ rights defender.

Please read the full news in Malaysiakini, “Lawsuit against rights defender stills public debate” by Human Rights Watch, Jun 23, 11

A defamation lawsuit against a human rights defender who blogged against violations of migrant worker rights threatens to chill debate on matters of public interest in Malaysia.

In a case currently before the Malaysian courts, the Malaysian subsidiary of Asahi Kosei Japan Co Ltd brought a defamation suit for 10 million ringgit (US$3.3 million) against Malaysian activist Charles Hector for his blog posts on Feb 8 and 9, 2011, criticising the treatment of Burmese migrant workers at the company’s facility.

Hector’s blog posts were based on information gathered by interviewing 31 Burmese migrant workers.

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Malaysia failed to appreciate the value of the professional migrants and foreign workers

October 7, 2009

Malaysian citizens and government failed to appreciate the value of the professional migrants or high skilled and low-skilled foreign workers.

If we are welcome legally,  we all could positively contribute more to the Malaysian development.

But your policy is always FLIP-FLOP, changing many times not only according to the whims and fancy of the authorities but also on the politico-economic condition of the country. If government accepts, opposition would just attack. But nowadays, government favours the acceptance of unskilled workers and opposition used to attack on PR and Citizenship issue of Malaysian spouses and the selective acceptance of asylum seekers.

If the foreigners’ spouses are not allowed to bring in, you could not complaint about their money sending back home to their families. (I am not telling that you are wrong.) But then, bringing in one gender only would create the social problems.

If the foreign professionals other dependants are not allowed to get visa to accompany them, you must understand that we need to send some money to them. For example for our aged parents, brothers and sisters.

If you are jealous to give PR or citizenships to even the foreign professional migrants, we could not cut our umbilical cords_

  • We need to teach our children according to our educational system so that they could continue the studies if they have to go back home.
  • We could not sell our landed properties back home but need to even repatriate some money to buy properties for our safety.
  • We could not buy properties if we are not sure we could legally stay here for a long time.
  • If we get the job from other countries which pay more or where we could get the PR or citizenship easier we are tempted to leave.
  • And it is more relaxed in some of the countries to sponsor our parents, brothers and sisters.
  • We could not give a full 100% loyalty to your country if we are not accepted by you.
  • Asylum seekers and illegals could be able to trace if you registered them and allowed to work. Criminals, terrorists could be traced more easily and you could even earn some fees and get taxes. And there would be less expenses for detention centers enforcement problems and expenses.

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We are migrants and mixed blooded people, so what?

October 5, 2009

We are migrants and mixed blooded people, so what? Who are the real first original pure-blooded people. There is no such thing or people in this world. More than 99.99% of  the world are migrants and mixed blooded. The remaining 0.01 just pretending or wrongly thought that they were original pure-blooded superior race.

UN and the whole world should pressure the Japan and Korea to accept migrant workers and should reprimand Brunei and OPEC Arab nations to nationalize the migrants and to give citizens to them.

We were discriminated as a mixed-blooded person and because we were from the minority religious group. Once migrated here, our hope was crashed by another round of discrimination again. We are called Burmese or Myanmar and even denied the facilities enjoyed by other foreigners e.g. Americans, Japanese, British, EU citizens, Arabs, Taiwanese, Hong Kong people, Commonwealth countries, OIC e.t.c. Our hope of early assimilation with the majority Malay Muslims was dashed cruelly by the concept of Malay-Indon brotherhood.

At first I thought that I had made a wrong decision by choosing Malaysia instead of migrating to more democratized Christian countries like USA, England, Australia e.t.c… Easily accepting as Permanent Residence and getting the citizenship easily because of incorrupt Public Servants and Transparent Rules and Regulations just lead to the misconception that they are better. Actually after that, there is no more progress because there is an invisible glass ceiling above the migrants especially if they are non-Christians and specifically if they are Muslims. My wife’s aunts from Perth, Australia told me that just because some of the Chinese Muslims visited them during the Eid, their neighbours threw plastic packets of shit in front of their portico.

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