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TTDI, Feb 18
We remember the tale of the 40,000 Bangladeshis who supposedly voted during the last Malaysian General Election, don't we? Admit it, a lot of you actually believed the kelentong by our friends in the Opposition that these foreign workers had been granted citizenship just so that the ruling BN could get extra votes at the polls. Luckily that overzealous new chap from DAP, in his haste to impress, blundered big time ["Colour blind" is the last thing the DAP is - Helen Ang, 20 May 13]. That put an end to the deceit and political ploy. You haven't forgotten but, of course, you don't wish to remember!
Now they're saying that 1.5 million Bangladeshis are being brought in to take over your jobs, eventually your women, and ultimately your country! Bah! Lol!
Malaysia's dependence on foreign workers has been an issue for more than three decades. When I became a journalist in the mid 80s, there were already 500,000 legal foreign workers bugging us. But as Haresh Deol sums up in his column h e r e, Malaysians have themselves to blame. "These foreigners are willing to be part of the dirty, dangerous and difficult industries – dubbed as the 3D. Ironically, Malaysians do not mind washing dishes or cleaning houses in a foreign land as the money, as they say, is good."
This short video clip tells you why the 1.5 million Bangladeshis, like the 40,000 Bangladeshis in 2013, are about some people trying to win the next General Election at all cost.
Read also: Most Bangladeshis are good Muslims, by Life of Annie.