Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 17:04:00 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 340,000 give up Malaysian citizenship every year
The number of people emigrating this year (2009) is estimated to be
340,000. Further, more than half this number are professionals.
Malaysia is the loser in this sorry equation, and though some among us
boast ‘if you dont like it, leave it’, this sorry reply will sooner or
later be exposed for the stupid vain boast that it is.
The outflow of human resource - the most precious possession that any
country can claim - is perhaps one of the few peaceful acts that the
ordinary citizen can perform today in protest to their unfair
treatment. The country loses, and we all lose too in the process. But
the ruling elite in Malaysia today has to ask itself this simple
question: Why is so many Malaysians chosing to leave the country of
their birth (estimated to be more than 2 million over the last 20
years and increasing at an alarming rate), what were the factors that
prompted them to do so, and what could the elite have done to win and
retain their confidence in the Malaysia.
What is a Nation without it’s people? The wealth of a Nation is in
what it’s people can produce and when the cream of your people start
heading for the exit in droves – something is dreadfully wrong. The
tyrants will soon be faced with the prospects of ruling a Nation of
Zombies that expect to be cuddled and spoon fed all the way from
cradle to grave.
Disclaimer:- some of the comments above are extracts from an article
written by Farish A Noor from the Human Rights Party of Malaysia.