Tackling the Immigrant Issue Seriously

loading Rohingya area in Sittwe, Myanmar.

Strict measures – and much sensitivity – are required.

US President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven Muslims majority country provoked strong negative reactions in the country and around the world.

While the debate on border control is still hot, I want to bring our attention to the immigration question in Malaysia. Our own immigration problems presently border on being a crisis, but ultimately, the question is about how Malaysia is to tap into the global talent pool while protecting our workers and honouring humanitarian values.

There are four critical issues to deal with when we talk about the Malaysian immigration question:

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