In the STAR today, again worrying news about African foreigeners:
"Chong alarmed over crimes involving Africans
By MAY SALITA
KUALA LUMPUR: The increasing number of criminal cases involving Africans has reached a worrying state, said MCA public services and complaints department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
However, he added that not every African that comes here is bad as there are many good and honest Africans who are in Malaysia to study. He urged the Government to carry out thorough background checks on all foreigners to ensure they enter the country for the right reasons.
Chong was commenting on the mob attack on a 35-year-old Nigerian at the Venice Hill condominium in Kajang and the detention of seven Rela members for questioning into the foreigner's death. The Nigerian had allegedly tried to rape a 50-year-old woman who worked there. He died after allegedly being assaulted by the Rela men who provided security services at the condominium. The seven remanded men are being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. On Sunday, more than 200 Africans, some armed with parang, knives and iron rods, were reportedly involved in a stand-off with the police after they smashed glass panels of the management office."
People are asking, are we in their country or are they in ours? How bold they are? They can do anything they like. Many Malaysians hate the sight of them but many are not brave enought to confront them except our RELA guys la. Probably our En. Othman from Security Section could do something here since we are told we also do monitoring aside from planning, as our core. We have shown our excellent report cards to the rakyat telling them our crime rate have fallen a few days ago. But people need to really feel it. That is what our PM wants. Making sure our rakyat really really feel safe. Rakyat have spoken about this many many times. Me too and many others have felt this FEAR (not False Evidence Appearing Real but Frightening Experience Agonisingly Real). Living in fear in ones own country is something the rakyat hard to swallow, more so when this FEAR is created by foreigners. In Berita Harian yesterday, two articles about it and am sure many many more in the past.
Dr. Ibrahim bin Abu Ahmad
Malaysian Development Institute (MDI)