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
(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.
by Lim Kit Siang
After introducing himself, this Malaysian wrote:
"I worked as IT consultant. Today, I would like to complain
about our Malaysian Government Immigration Policy. It's made
my life so troubled and I can't stay together with my wife in Malaysia,
due to my wife from P.R. China. I've registered with my wife on last
2 years ago, she only can stay and visit me 2 weeks per year in Malaysia.
I need to spend a lot of money and time on my travelling to visit her.
I love my wife very much. Why Malaysia Government Immigration Policy
made my life so difficult. I have decided to migrate to US this year, That's
only way she can stay together with me even though I don't like migrating
to that country. I have travelled to other country all the time,
but I still like very much to stay in Malaysia.
"I hope our Malaysia Government should change its policy in
order to make other people better if they have same situations like me
in the future. Thank you."
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