Migrants welcomed! All we want is love in return and Cass is not against migrants getting citizenship.
I think if they’ve worked or been in a country long enough, they ought to be granted citizenship. Of course, before citizenship comes Permanent Residence. And this must be accompanied by extended stay for a fair number of years. Preferably also to those contributing to the economy like learned candidates. Where it crosses the line is when we have bus loads of foreigners being ferried to secret destinations to be given a MyKad in exchange for voting a certain party.
Now, you may say these are rumours floating around netizens and there are no solid proofs. But nay, I have a personal friend who was offered RM50 for every foreigner he could ‘recommend’ to be given citizenship. And this friend of mine, desperate for cash as he was, was only too happy to go searching. He even came to me asking if I had any Indonesian maids I could refer to him and he would split the RM50 with me.
Not once did it occur to him the ridiculous situation of blinding giving out citizenships like an Multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme. That’s right, it’s like an MLM scheme. You introduce a member and get monetary rewards. Is this where our supposedly exclusive citizenship is going nowadays? Where any Tom, Dick and Harry can get one without test or trial?
I’m pissed off that we’re chasing away good graduates overseas and chasing (sorry to say) poorer quality and unproven (loyalty) people to be part of our rakyat in exchange for a wedding vow. What do we get from blindly engaging in these opportunists who are clearly in for the money they get from those who lure them. (Opportunity for employment, heck that’s being lured by money). They’re just going to rack up as much as they can get, then send it back home. These are after all, people who commit crimes when jobs aren’t handy – a generalisation nonetheless, I must admit.
I knew after the last GE, things were gonna be doubly hard to win votes for the Opposition. Mainly, I thought we were in for a major demarcation of areas to segmentalised supporters of the opposition. But this-?! It just bothers on the ludicrous. If anyone was serious about Malaysia and its nationals, they would put a stop to blindly accepting any opportunist who seduces us with promises of power at the executive level.
These are temporary gains – if you do gain – and is sure to lead the country astray. These are not loyal citizens – they’ve only been here 2-3 years – and citizenship of this country should be guarded like a precious stone. Stop chasing butterflies. Look for the hard working bees that are flying away from the honey, that is Malaysia, towards greener pastures.
For that – I can say that migrants are welcomed – all we want is work, dedication, economy, brains and socially accepting behaviour and trust earned from years of stay. And those like my friend, who is prostituting our citizenship for RM50, stay away from those who sing praises of the government (which is fine) without first examining its core issues (which is not fine) and you will not be brain washed into selling your own country.
DO NOT SELL YOUR OWN COUNTRY!!!