According to UNHCR, there are about 179,570 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia as of the end of May 2021. Out of this rather understated number, there are about 102,950 Rohingyas and this does not include the thousands more that keep sneaking into the country illegally. They already started to become a national headache and a serious threat to our national security.… [Click to read the rest] “National Security 101: Rohingya’s Malaysian Gamble – Once In, Cannot Chase Them Out”
A couple of news in the last few weeks has been rather unsettling especially in relation to Rohingyas who had always made Malaysia their desired country to run to after leaving the refugee camp in Bangladesh. Infographic source: Anadolu Agency
Now it looks like they have found another place to stop over before making their run to Malaysia where there is a bigger crowd of them making trouble.
Wait a minute, is this infographic in 2017 is implying that before Rohingya militants attacked police posts & army bases, there was no mass influx of refugees? Infographic source: Strait Times
Interestingly this seems to jive with the argument by the Myanmar Government that its forces are carrying out their legitimate duty to restore order after guerrilla attacks on Aug. 25 on security posts and an army camp in which about a dozen people were killed.
Many have asked why the Rohingyas running away from Myanmar are not keen on settling on Bangladeshi government’s USD280 million infrastructures on Bhasan Char Island and instead keen on making the perilous journey all the way to Malaysia? Image source: The Business Standard
According to the UNHCR, it is estimated that there are about 25.9 million refugees all around the world of which, more of than a million is Rohingya refugees. The impact of these refugees on the host nation is, unfortunately, is not positive. Image source: UNHCR
Rohingya refugee crisis is a well known global crisis and other than Bangladesh who presently bears the majority of the refugees, others including Malaysia have taken them in and provided safe haven until the situation in Myanmar improves. The fact remains that these refugees must go back home in the end before they become a national threat to others. Infographic source: Anadolu Agency
Despite a lockdown in place, you have to admit that it is quite impossible to just remain at home and rely on online purchases, especially for groceries. Sooner or later, one has to brace oneself to go out shopping and that is what I had to do yesterday morning.
The problem was I completely forgotten the start date of Ramadan so I was surprised to see a very long line at Tesco hypermarket even though I was there quite early. Every time I go out, I have to reset my 14 days incubation period all over again.