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With abolition of RM 35 service for online worker permit renewals from May 2, MyEG must refund employers who have paid such fees since January 5

Media Statement by Teresa Kok, DAP National Vice Chairperson and MP for Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, April 30, 2015 With abolition of RM 35 service for online worker permit renewals from May 2, MyEG must refund employers who have paid such fees since January 5 With the announcement by Immigration Director General Dato […]

Let Taman Medan Church know that they won’t be alone in defending their right to practice their religion

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar certainly erred when he said yesterday that Sunday’s church protest in Taman Medan was not against Christianity, but the location of the church in a largely Malay-Muslim neighborhood. How could it not be about religion when the protestors demanded that the cross be removed? Khalid’s statement is […]

My question to Wee Ka Siong–would the Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib say that he is afraid that the foreign worker population could exceed the Chinese population if he is to talk about the security threat posed by too many foreign workers in the country?

Yesterday, I had asked Minister in the Prime Minister‘s Department Dato Wee Ka Siong two key questions with regard to his comments on MyEGand foreign workers which were reported by Chinapress. The report titled “Wee said: Afraid that foreign workers population will exceed Chinese population, utilizing MyEG statistics to monitor the inflow and outflow of […]

Let’s hope that there will be more conscientious BN MPs who will be the true voices of the people

BN Putatan MP Datuk Marcus Mojigoh deserves praise for his courage and preparedness to speak the truth about Umno leadership and the sentiment of Sabahans. Let’s hope that other conscientious MPs will also speak up. In an interview with the Malay Mail Online yesterday, he has said that he is seriously considering leaving Barisan Nasional […]

Sarawak and Sabah governments must either prove that I am a threat to the peace and harmony in their states or they must immediately lift the unfair and politically motivated ban imposed on me

Yesterday, Sarawak state tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg said that any individual seen as a threat to Sarawak’s racial and religious harmony will be barred from entering the state, regardless of their political affiliations. He said the Sarawak government has drawn up a “lengthy” list of individuals from the peninsula who are banned […]

Challenge both Sabah and Sarawak chief ministers to have the courage to fight the opposition fair and square at the polls, and not to resort to unethical tactic of imposing entry ban

Sabah Government’s ban on me from entering Sabah is a clear abuse of the state immigration powers. Although it has the power to excise banning people from entry into Sabah, this cannot be an absolute power where it can be used without any valid grounds. As I was already banned from entry into Sarawak since […]

Ismail Sabri Deserves to be Expelled as Cabinet Minister. It is a Test to Najib On Whether He is Still Committed to “1 Malaysia” concept

Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s call on the Malays to boycott Chinese businesses requires serious action that commensurates with the severity of his racist and insensitive remarks. There must be no leniency or compromise and the only option for the prime minister is to immediately expel him from the Cabinet. […]

If MyEG services are good and acceptable as claimed, there is no reason for it to fear competing with immigration counter services

Yesterday’s decision by the Home Minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid to reopen the immigration manual counters to handle foreign worker temporary permit renewal ( PLKS ) applications till end February is welcomed, but this does not resolve the main complaint raised by employers—the unacceptable monopoly by MyEG. The employers’ demand to be allowed to either make […]

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