Filipinos in Malaysia warned of new crackdown on illegals

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Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Eduardo Malaya. Photo from J Eduardo Malaya Facebook account

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has called on Filipinos to complete their immigrant documentation and carry their papers at all times after the Malaysian government initiated a new crackdown on illegals this month.

In a statement, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Eduardo Malaya reminded Filipinos to always bring their passports with valid visas and work permits with them as Malaysian authorities conduct immigration checks on foreign nationals.

“We wish to remind our Filipino nationals to have proper documents, notably work permit or passport with valid visa, and carry it with them in case of immigration checks, in order to avoid inconvenience.  Also, Filipinos who wish to enter Malaysia for work should have approved work permits or similar papers as they start their jobs here,” Malaya said.

On Sunday, Malaysian authorities started an operation to apprehend undocumented foreigners across Malaysia. The crackdown has so far led to the arrest of some 2,433 foreign nationals, but no Filipinos is known to be among them, the embassy said.

Among those arrested were illegals from Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

“We checked with the immigration detention facility in Putrajaya, and we were informed that Filipinos are not among those arrested and currently held in said facility,” Consul General Medardo Macaraig said in the statement.

Philippine Embassy officials made the rounds of areas where Filipinos are known to hang out in Kuala Lumpur, including Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, a popular commercial area in the Malaysian capital.

Malaya also met with Malaysian Minister for Home Affairs Dato’ Sri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Monday to discuss concerns of the Philippine community in Malaysia, requesting in particular that Filipinos who may be arrested in the crackdown be accorded humane treatment.

The envoy said the embassy regularly conducts consular missions around Malaysia to make sure that Filipinos get proper documentation.

“To ensure that our nationals have the proper documents, the Embassy continuously undertakes mobile consular missions particularly in Sabah, where we provide not just passports but also birth documentations for our nationals there. We deploy twice a month a consular mobile team of six to seven personnel for two-week stay in Sabah,” Malaya said.

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  • hustlergalore

    wala bang balita sa binondo na crackdown on illegal chinese naman?

  • Mux

    Malaysians and Filipinos are of the same Malay stock. How do the Malaysian police know whom to approach?

    • bok

      By smell… filipinos smell better than malaysians.

      • Mux

        So to avoid detection, illegal Filipinos in Malaysia should stop taking a bath. That should be easy.

      • bok

        I don’t think so… malaysians still smell like feet or armpit even after they took a shower. Filipinos will still be caught.

      • Bos Duit

        and those smelly people taking action against those who called them self as fragrant people… seem like your good smell are good for nothing.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “So to avoid detection, illegal Filipinos in Malaysia should stop taking a bath.”

        How about illegal Filipinos do the right thing by leaving Malaysia and then returning “legally”.

        Just like people should learn to buy things instead of steal things.

      • KapitanBagwis

        Where is your sense of humor?

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Where’s my Sense of humor?

        It’s only where jokes make more sense….I don’t think Malaysian smell any worse than illegal Filipinos because they would both smell equally horrific on any scale.

        hhahahaahahahahahahHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHA

      • KapitanBagwis

        In that case you need a lot more sense to make you feel a human being hehehe
        Sent from my iPad

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Where’s your Sense of Humor now KapitanBagwis?

        Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4

      • KapitanBagwis

        I have more than enough to smile at a Filipino joke.

        Sent from my iPad

      • Kahekili

        Very astute and excellent comment, PurpleDaisy13. Filipinos are lawless and ungovernable.

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        you two are lovers?

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        how about those illegal chinese living in the Filipin doing the right thing to deport themselves to our motherland?

      • hello stupids

        why don’t they go to USA or else but Philippines?
        hard to understand.
        but Philippines over stay or work illegal all over the world after their contract expired is very true

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        why don’t you enroll to some ESL class to improve your English? I’m a han chinese and your pathetic English makes my head spinning.

      • hello stupids

        I am here to give U headache pathetic pygmy

        hahaha

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        okeh….but have you enrolled in some ESL class? answer the question

      • hello stupids

        don’t U know what is a han Chinese
        hahaha

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        what the…..?

      • hello stupids

        where are they?
        Philippines is more or less like the rats in many country
        Saudi ,Japan US and now even Malaysia want to clean up this mess and more country will follow

        Hello …..proud to be Filipinos ….

      • Mux

        I was making a joke. I don’t think that Malaysian people have a bad smell. It’s bok that said that, not me.

      • hello stupids

        problems is they don’t have enough money for the ticket
        so deportation is their future
        or sex for the tickets….hahahahahaha

      • hello stupids

        the Malay woman always dress as Muslims and their body language are different from Filipinos and also their english accent are different too

      • daniboy2012

        ,,dats low…I ‘ve been in malaysia they have alot of indian looking people and eats food like them …maybe dats the reason why they stunk!!!

      • Mux

        What does eating Indian food have to do with smelling bad? Can you show some scientific proof of your theory?

      • daniboy2012

        easy!…they used spice and herb “paprika” most on their food which smell like rotten armpit!!!!!

      • Mux

        That’s not scientific proof. Facts and figures please else your comment is just plain RACIST!

      • hello stupids

        When U sweat a lots

      • daniboy2012

        Here’s another one…malaysians love to eat goat meat like arabs…..they both smell like stikin’ sheettt!!!

      • Mux

        Pinoys eat goat meat too.. Have you forgot about kalderetang kambing?

      • daniboy2012

        …but not every freakin’ day!!!

      • Mux

        What proof do you have that they eat goat meat every day?

      • daniboy2012

        My gosh …mux …ok since you accuse me a racist which I’m not…what you eat is what you are…and you will stunk if you eat shiittt!!

      • Mux

        I am asking you to back your statements up with facts! Site a source, a link!

        Never mind. It’s impossible to have a decent conversation with you.

      • daniboy2012

        decent? you started a stinkin conversatiion…you just can’t handle the truth!!!

      • Mux

        You say I’m dumb. Racist people like you are even dumber who can’t even back up their statements with facts.

      • hello stupids

        Malay curry is different from Indian curry even there is lots of Indian there.the Malay food is very much like Thai

      • hello stupids

        they got civilized before U
        hahahaha

    • hello stupids

      Chinese and Japanese are the same chinese stock can U spot the different
      hahaha
      the answer is no if they are in the beach

      but yes for the Malaysian and Filipinos because the Malaysian woman dress like muslims

  • hello stupids

    the simple facts is Ur not wellcome Ur violate our laws

  • dosndonts70

    Po Although Filipinos and Malays are of same Malay stock you still are able to identify between the two.

    One of the easy method to identify is that despite been more preferred to be identify as american colonized,. most English speaking local Kabayans including the senators has Spanish English speaking accent in us. I’m speaking on Kabayan locals in the Philippines and not oversea Kabayans.

    Whereby an English speaking Malaysian speaks with British accent English
    If only you had heard some of their Ministers with sound English language, when they speak, then you surely be amazed.

    There is also a Minister in their Parliament seat who is of Tausug bloodline They the Malaysians despite been colonized by three different white masters, the Portugese, Dutch and the British still kept their Asian cultural values and heritages to date.
    They are more Asians than most of our kabayans. and it is truly amazing.

    Salamat Po

  • sabahan

    ofc u can tell the difference between locals and immigrants. They just look different. The way they dress (not average Malaysian style), the way they talk and the way they behave. The places they work, the type of jobs they do. Its really hard to find young malaysians to do the kinda jobs the immigrants do for example. The locals can tell apart the local indians versus the bangladeshi versus the local singh/pakistani blood. Most malaysians regardless of race usually speak fluent Malay and english. The accent would definitely tell if ur an immigrant. Similarly we can tell the difference between filipino and the local malays. If u want to use “smell” as criteria. I think it would be the other way round. Im not saying all immigrants are smelly but in general they have lower socio economic background. Some made illegal dwellings in swampy hidden areas, in the jungles etc. So guess who would “stink” more logically speaking :). In terms of looks, the immigrant filipino (suluk) in sabah tend to have the pure filipino look and brown colour compared to the local malay origin. (Im not talking about filipino tourists with higher socio economic background. These may just look like anybody else in malaysia). In malaysia these days it is hard to have a pure Malay look because of the mixture with chinese/indians races since hundreds of years. Just come to KL or any malaysian town and have a look around. Im sure u can tell yourself, who the immigrants are.

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