Tenaganita Statement on Crackdown of Migrants in Malaysia (5 August 2013)

 UNDOCUMENTED, SCAPEGOATED & HUNTED DOWN BY THE HOME MINISTRY: STOP THE CRACKDOWN ON MIGRANT WORKERS

 The Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s assertions that the Malaysian government needs to launch a ‘massive operation’ on undocumented migrants in order to address  the increase of “crime, drugs, prostitution and other illegal activities that may cause a threat to the country’s security” is as malicious as it is misleading, as his Deputy, Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar reported in Parliament on the 8th of July 2013 that only one percent (1%) of crimes in the country were committed by foreigners[1]. When 99% of crimes are perpetrated by Malaysians, why is the Home Minister expending the energy & limited resources of the enforcement agencies to hunt down migrants who have come to our country to work for us? Are migrants being used, yet again, as scapegoats by the State? Continue reading