Where is your destination for the next holiday? Would you like to spend money for relax and shopping in Malaysia? Before your go, you should consider about human rights issues in Malaysia. Malaysia is one of the ASEAN countries which are relatively rich in Asia. Petronas is a twin high rise building becomes a new icon of Malaysia. This country was awarded independence by the British Empire in 1946.
The economic growth is very fast and makes the Malaysians enjoy a better life. A lot of people from Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and other neighboring countries move to Malaysia as immigrants or workers. Malaysia, on the other hand, attracts illegal immigrants and illegal workers. They work in building constructions, factories, plantations, and also as housemaids in Malaysian houses. Malaysia is a land of opportunities for immigrant and foreign workers. We still remember when Indonesia attended a Karate competition, once again. RELA detain Donald, an Indonesian karate referee, even after he showed his ID card. RELA still tortured Donald. He was injured on his face and penis. Some housemaids are unhappy for their landlord’s behavior, such as being cruel and in some cases, torturing them. Nirmala Bonat from Indonesia is one of the housemaid victims by her cruel Land Lord.
Tourist from Indonesia, Myanmar or other neighboring countries must be aware of RELA. There are a lot of reports that RELA treated tourist from those countries very badly. They sometimes show disgusting behavior and manners. They always assume tourists from Indonesia or Myanmar as illegal immigrant and illegal workers. Some tourists are often asked for their worker’s license/visa, although they are tourists and they won’t stay in Malaysia to work. In some cases Malaysian police and RELA are very racist. Holiday in Malaysia become a nightmare for tourist from Indonesia or Myanmar, etc. They have, of course, reported such behavior to the Indonesian Embassy and the victim of a cruel police, but some cases are resolved very slowly, and some of them never actually got wrapped up. Malaysian police and court are unfair when they handle cases like this. More attention should be take care by human rights non governmental organizations. Where are they now?