Noticed this ad on the back of one of our "notoriously infamous" taxis in town, "Human Trafficking is an offense punishable by jail" and "Harboring Illegals is an equally punishable offense". A "wicked" story comes to mind !
Back in the 90's there was this award-winning Spielberg movie based on true accounts, filmed in black and white to capture the nostalgic essence of the era during WWII, called Schindler's list. The story revolves around the lives of Polish-Jews refugees in ghettos, bound for "termination" detention camps during the holocaust and how a kindhearted Nazi "war-profiteer" businessman "creates" employment for the hundreds who would have nearly become part of the systematic state-sponsored murder of 6 million Holocaust victims.
Around the time this Hollywood film was made, we too had our very own "Schindler" of the Asean region and this too is was based on real life accounts. Let's call our own Schindler (with a local flavour lah)...errh.....Mahathir. Yes, this man saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from being caught, jailed ( some killed in custody perhaps ) and deported. He was one up on that Nazi fellow by further granting citizenships to all these illegals. In fact he prides himself by boasting of saving close to a million lives,certainly a monumental achievement compared to that pale thousand Jewish lives saved by that Nazi-(ayoyoo....Nazri comes to mind !)
Mahathir had but only 1condition to these lucky illegals. You had to be Muslim with a strong view to vote BN in every time a general election occurred in the state of Sabah ( whatever that meant to an illegal alien !) That's all ! Just one condition to any illegal foreigner who would like to realise his/her "fortunes" here in Malaysia, the land of milk (ouchh !!...Sharizat comes to mind !) and money ! Aliens who hailed from Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar or Bangladesh but not African Muslims, that's drawing too much attention to Mahathir as some might dare to cry foul-play. But female Bosnian Muslims are okay. Aliens who were maybe Abu Sayyaf or Jemayah Islamiya "terrorists", hit-men, con-man or ultramen back in their own country, anyone who wanted to be a Malaysian was granted instant citizenship BUT remember that 1condition (sighhh...Jibby flashes by every time the No. 1 is mentioned !!!) and vote for BN view remained ! It was that easy. Only illegal Muslim foreigners from Asian countries need apply ! And this "instant citizenship" exercise was by no little means a systematically engineered federal government sponsored project in a predominantly Christian state !
There are thousands born and bred in this here country and who can trace their fore-fathers too being born here today, with a "persona non Grata" status to their name. Maybe illiteracy and ignorance was their pleadings but remained a non-Malaysian ! You have to be a) a foreigner and b) a Muslim. Most of these "stateless" beings born in Malaysia are neither a) nor b), but from the greater ancestry like yours and mine.... a non-Muslim or if you prefer......an INFIDEL !
Now if only that 9/11 late Al-Qaeda terrorist who was captured on CCTV passing through Malaysia, in KLIA had stayed a few extra days in Malaysia, this bumbling old "statesman" Mahathir would have granted him a citizenship and voting rights too and saved one of the twin towers of the WTC !