Call on Home Ministry to stop its discriminatory and inhumane  policy against P.R. China wives of Malaysians and to treat them on par as spouses from other countries

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Penang, Sunday): I have received a heart-rending email from a Malaysian IT consultant  married to a wife from the People’s Republic of China, who is so frustrated by the discriminatory and inhumane immigration policy in the country that he has decided to migrate to another  country.

After introducing himself, this Malaysian wrote:

The Malaysia government  wants to promote the Multimedia Super Corridor as the international IT hub, by attracting the best IT talents from all over the world to come to Malaysia, but it is actively driving away the best and the brightest Malaysians to migrate because of insensitive and short-sighted  policies like  the unfair and discriminatory treatment of wives of Malaysians from the People’s Republic of China.

The time has come for the Home Ministry to end the sufferings of Malaysians with  wives from  the People’s Republic of China by ending its inhumane discrimination against them and putting them on par with spouses from other countries - so that we can retain this Malaysian IT consultant who have emailed to me to continue to contribute towards making Malaysian a IT powerhouse able to compete with the rest of the world.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman