MALAYSIA NEEDS TO CUT BACK DRASTICALLY DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGNERS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE
I have been very consistent about this matter and at war with those still manipulating policy initiatives to cut back.
Their unfounded claims are the same.
And their recalcitrant refusal to offer higher wages to locals and restructure the workforce embarrassing.
Of course the stakes are very high for several tiers of stakeholders, politicians, their runners, members of the approving bodies and facilitators several already arrested as I write this piece.
It is rather embarrassing to be updated about both the official and unofficial figures of the millions in this country.
It is shocking that our Western coastline has always been a wide gaps for in-comings.
Then we are told of entrenched syndicates at our airports who facilitate various abuse that raises several questions.
How did such criminal behavior go unnoticed by the system?
How wide is the system or cartel, how high does it go?
I feel really sorry because even if many knew what was happening around them there must have been an entrenched of silence practiced thus compromising our national security!
Basically Covid 19 has now done us all a favor on many fronts.
The basic point is unless Malaysians come together and reject any policy that continues to herd foreigners into Malaysian under many tiers of pretension, we are all at risks.
Strange that we have not learnt lessons from our ASEAN neighbors notably Thailand and Vietnam.
Perhaps, it is difficult because of the greed for multi millions paid by the foreign workers cartels both in Malaysia and abroad?
I remind our policymakers that once our borders are compromised we are also vulnerable to the arrival of not just terrorists but also those involved in cross border crimes.
As I recently told two senior ministers I have worked with.
We need not be apologetic to any party in launching a protocol to cut down the dependence on foreign labor and also to repatriate illegals from our land.