Monday, December 15, 2008

Orang asing ?


The Malaysian Indian Business Association (Miba) is seeing red over the use of an insensitive term during a seminar held in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend.

The seminar was jointly held with a government-linked bank to seek assistance in form of loans for its members. Some 70 traders were present.Miba president P Sivakumar told Malaysiakini that participants were riled up when a high-ranking officer from the bank allegedly repeated the words 'orang asing' (foreigners) twice.According to Sivakumar, the officer in a "direct reference to the Indian community" told the audience that 'orang asing' could now apply for jobs in particular banks.

Whole story at Malaysiakini, here.

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