Voting rights for Bangladeshi citizens in Malaysia?

Voting rights for Bangladeshi citizens in Malaysia?

The Malaysian government must immediately clarify a statement on the website of the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office alleging that Bangladesh citizens have been given voting rights in Malaysia.

From the website of the NGO Affairs Bureau of the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office:

BANGLADESHI Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told that she has been in Malaysia during her 6-day visit to South Korea and Malaysia last year.

At the last leg of her six-day tour, Hasina arrived in Malaysia on May 18 to attend the 66th World Islamic Economic Forum [WIFE] in Kuala Lumpur, the next day where she delivered a special speech. During her stay in Kuala Lumpur, she held bilateral talks with her Malaysian counterpart Mohammed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak when some long standing issues, including legalizing Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia, were prominently discussed.

Highly placed sources claimed that during the meeting, the Malaysian prime minister assured Hasina of considering the issue of legalizing Bangladeshi workers to his country with utmost sincerity.

Today, Prime Minister’s office has allegedly received a confirmation from some of our citizens those working in several sectors in Malaysia since last year that they were given more than citizenships from Malaysian Government. In fact they now have been given a right to be a voter in upcoming Malaysian’s general election.

Another highly placed source from prime minister’s office has confirmed that Bangladeshi workers may easily conferred Malaysian citizenship with the condition to vote for party that represents the government in power.

Honorable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina urges people to take this opportunity in order to lower the national poverty in line with government’s initiative and numerous measures to solve all major problems, including power and gas crises.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also urged Malaysian entrepreneurs to invest more in Bangladesh, particularly in labor-intensive industries including readymade garment, textile, light engineering, electronics, agro-based products, ICT, power and infrastructure.

A thorough independent investigation is needed into this allegation.

In any case, we urgently need to clean up our electoral rolls or start re-registering voters all over again with the most stringent of controls.

Update: Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin later reportedly denied claims that the BN government had given Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia citizenship in exchange for their votes. Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to Malaysia also reportedly denied that Sheikh Hasina had made any such statement. He explained that Sheikh Hasina and Najib Razak had discussed legalising the undocumented Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia, not making them Malaysian.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. MCMC’s directive to local tv stations not to air ‘Undilah’ video has ridiculed Najib’s claims that Malaysia is the world’s ‘best democracy’.

     
  2. are you sure ?

    i googled for the website that you mentioned above – and i found this http://www.ngoab.gov.bd/index.php

    and i clicked at the link you gave us above – http://www.ngoab.gov.bd/Main.php?Id=66

    nothing! nothing is there!

    and i search in the search box at the site with ‘malaysia’ keyword.nothings there!

    and i googled this link – http://www.ngoab.gov.bd/Main.php?Id=66 (link that you gave us before) – and i clicked at the google cache (in case the admin of that site has deleted it) ,and guess what , nothing .

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Kx4jSC7ROBgJ:www.ngoab.gov.bd/Main.php%3FId%3D66+www.ngoab.gov.bd/Main.php%3FId%3D66&cd=1&hl=ru&ct=clnk&gl=ru

    be careful spreading this news.

    we the true rakyat is not stupid.

    you politicians either bn or pr , shame on you guys.

     
  3. My sub-contractor in Prai has a number of Indons and Banglas in his workforce. “Fast-track Citizenship in Return for BN Votes” seems to be well-known in their circles. How true is it, I don’t know, but after Misbahgate etc., etc. with unbelievable EC excuses, its looking very, very suspicious.

     
  4. The website has been hastily removed. This shows strong suspicion of truth. Those who deliberately spin lies would welcome the publicity instead of removing it.

     
  5. You scratch my back, I will scratch yours.
    (If it’s true,) That’s a lowly way to gain illegal votes from foreigners who know nothing of our history, our problems and country is sacrilege of Negara Ku.
    The power that be still hanging on tight rope is (allegedly) playing dirty again. Berkotor, Memang Kotor.
    As for ‘promise’ to abolish of ISA, we have to drink more Kopi-O kau kau to not be swindle with more U-turns. Notwithstanding the recent ugly events against Bersih are still clear as crystal water to enable one to predict the future of Malaysia!

     

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