Namewee has a video which talked about Banglasia. It is a satirical look at the foreign worker situation in the country. I am sure most of the readers have seen the video, but for those who have not, here is the link:
Malaysia is full of Bangladesh foreign workers. But in Pudu, it is fast becoming a little Myanmar. There are so many Myanmar people everywhere you go. Many have wives and children. Some hold UNHCR cards, but i suspect there are also many illegals among them.
If you go to Pudu market, which was dominated by Chinese Malaysian Traders before, you will notice that there are many stalls run by Myanmar people. Many are their own bosses. There are also Myanmar people selling wan-tan mee and operating other food stalls.
In Jalan Silang, there ae shops run by foreign workers, and the signboards are full of foreign words, it is hard to miss that they are foreign worker-owned businesses.
while it is not easy for a local to get permits to operate a shop, how did all these foreigners get their licenses and permits? or are they running the businesses illegally?
If foreign workers are not supposed to own and run businesses on their own, why aren’t there any enforcement to nap these people?
Is it so difficult to determine whether a foreigner running the business is legitimate?
Or is it because of some other factors?