Category Archives: Malaysians overseas

Malaysian students terrified by Turkey coup attempt

PETALING JAYA: The attempted coup in Turkey ️has terrified a group of Malaysian students in Istanbul. However, the students assured The Star Online that they are safe. International relations student Amirulmukminin Amiruddin, better known to friends as al-Mahdi, witnessed the … Continue reading

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Brain drain in Malaysia keeps getting worse

By Vanitha Nadaraj The longer filmmaker Indrani Kopal stays in New York, the stronger is her desire to remain overseas and not return to Malaysia. Home may be where her heart is, but it is a different story when opportunities … Continue reading

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A simple ploy guaranteed to reverse the brain drain

       OUTSPOKEN: Overseas Malaysians are not convinced of the benefits of returning home, even when offered incentives by TalentCorp, one of which is a “tax exemption on cars imported into Malaysia”. If only cars and material goods were … Continue reading

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‘Why I had to leave Malaysia’

London Lookout Malaysia Truly Asia…what about Malaysia being TRULY Malaysia first? “Lima tiga pound,” says the souvenir vendor in busy Oxford Street London. That many Malaysians throng to England’s capital. The bargain hunters are mainly tourists travelling in groups or … Continue reading

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Malaysians reject insincere patriotism

Mariam Mokhtar We are all proud to be Malaysian and we do not need anyone telling us what patriotism means or how we should show our national pride. Like faith and love, patriotism cannot be regulated, but few politicians will … Continue reading

Posted in Malaysians overseas, Special Interest

Overseas M’sians cast postal votes, marking polls history

By Kean Wong and William de Cruz Malaysians the world over made electoral history yesterday as a huge swathe took part for the first time ever as overseas voters in the 13th general election, coinciding with the first anniversary of … Continue reading

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GE13 is the time for M’sians all over the world

Steve Oh Election time brings out the best and worst of human character. I was glad to meet an altruistic Malaysian recently who gives reason for hope that a corrupt government can be voted out of office. Lih Ding left … Continue reading

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Malaysian missions ‘not aware of EC directive on voters’

By S Pathmawathy and Christine Chan Several Malaysians working overseas have come to the fore to debunk the Election Commission’s (EC) claim that the response to its call for citizens living abroad to register at the respective Malaysian embassies and … Continue reading

Posted in Election Commission, Malaysians overseas

Najib becomes ‘The Hunted’

By Mariam Mokhtar On May 14, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had a taste of his own medicine when supporters of Bersih interrupted his speech and chanted “Bersih, Bersih” while others demanded that overseas Malaysians be allowed to vote. If … Continue reading

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“Why won’t you let me vote?!” – Najib drowned out by protesters at The Dome

Sarawak Report The Malaysian Prime Minister got a flavour of genuine democracy, when he ventured onto the stage in London’s O2 Arena last night and was promptly drowned out by the sound of protest! This is not something he would … Continue reading

Posted in Malaysians overseas, Najib Abdul Razak