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COMMENT | Weaponising the refugee issue in Malaysia

“There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.”

- American writer E B White

COMMENT | Two years back, I got into trouble with my 'progressive' friends for writing a piece about the Rohingya issue that was not politically correct. I have not revised my opinion on the matter.

I reproduce three points from the article that demonstrate why political operatives and advocacy groups profit from the Rohingya and refugee issue while further dividing this country.

(1) We should be denying and curtailing the influx of Rohingya into this country, who for years have been living off the political machinations of the Malay Muslim political establishment.

When it was convenient to use these 'economic' migrants for political and religious purposes, Malay political operatives from both sides of the divide were using them as examples of the 'injustices' the Muslim community faced in the world and using them as a rallying cry for local Muslim solidarity.

(2) Of course, there has been no discussion or accountability of the millions of dollars...

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