Tuesday, December 20, 2011


In recent weeks, newspapers have been highlighting, police and immigration raids and arrest of Africans in Malaysia. In some instance, the Africans while trying to evade arrest were brazen enough to attack the police with metal rods. The temerity of them! Clearly Africans in Malaysia have moved from being a nuisance, to a menace and now they are fast becoming a threat to national security.

Folks here are some alarming statistics to make you jump out of your skin:

From Bernama February 03, 2002

  • An average of 300 African enter Malaysia monthly via Bukit Kayu Hitam according to Malaysian Immigration. Ini baru “tourist” yang nak datang ‘cuti-cuti Malaysia’.
  • In January 2002, 372 Africans from countries such as Cameroon, Liberia, Mali, Angola were checked through via Bukit Kayu Hitam.
  • Most of them said they were tourists while others wanted to renew their Thai visas. If you believe those entering are tourist then you must also believe in Santa Claus.

From Bernama December 16, 2009

  • Deputy Home Minister Jelaing Mersat told Dewan Negara that Imigration statistics showed 99,769 African entered Malaysia between January and October 2009.
  • So kawan-kawan bayangkan dalam 10 bulan sahaja hampir 100,000 orang Afrika masuk ke Malaysia !

From Malay Mail December 21, 2009

  • In 2001, 51,383 African entered Malaysia
  • In 2008, 111,805 African entered Malaysia both as tourist and students.

From Borneopost December 11, 2011

  • Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong in Dewan Negara said that there are more than 25,000 Africans in the country.
  • Deputy Home Minister also said that Immigration Department had also issued a total of 23,536 students passes to Africans to pursue their studies at public and private institutions of higher learning and international schools
  • Incidentally, Deputy Home Minister also said a total of 101,644 Iranians were recorded to have entered the country in 2009 and the figure rosed to 2108,047 in 2010.

Bernama October 20, 2011

  • According to Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Nordin there are about 22,000 Africans studying in Malaysia.
Pelikkan, Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri bilang 23,536 pelajar Afrika belajar kat Malaysia
manakala Menteri Pelajaran kata 22,000 pelajar Afrika belajar kat Malaysia ! Mana pi lesap
1,536 pelajar Afrika ?

For some time Malaysians have been watching with great uneasiness, the growing influx of Africans into Malaysia. It would seem that many Africans are purported coming into Malaysia as students but in truth many of them are using this merely as a conduit to enter into this country, either to misuse their visas, overstay and become illegals or be involved in crime. Harian Metro in October 2006, reported that Africans have gone from being customers at brothels to running brothels with some earning up to RM1,000.00 per day. If that is not surprising, Utusan Malaysian on Sunday December 18, disclosed of an African who arrived in this country with only clothes on his back and then went on to build a RM400 million five star hotel back in Africa all from the money earned by cheating people in Malaysia.

Africans after arriving have moved on and created mini colonies in areas around Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negri Sembilan. With their loutish and boorish behavior, they are not only a nuisance but also a disturbance in many neighbourhood. In short they have become a menace.

In some areas like Cyberjaya, Nilai and Mantin where these African have registered to become students at the local colleges , there has been unending complaints about them, never mind their boorish and loutish behavior, which is an innate trait in them but their tendency to become increasingly brazen enough to disturb the locals and sometimes even threatening them. I suspect, many colleges are simply surviving because of African students and so long as the fees is paid the colleges are keeping an eye closed to the extra curricular and nocturnal activities of their African students.

Add to the African “students” influx, we are also seeing African “tourist” and most originating from Thailand entering into Malaysia peddling trinkets and other wares. They have become such a common sight at coffee shops and hawker centres. Don’t the immigration authorities do a through check to see if these Africans who are trying to enter Malaysia are bona-fide tourist. Don’t the authorities find out from these intending tourists how much money they are bringing, their travel itinerary, their accommodation at all destinations while in Malaysia, if they have a return ticket out to their country of origin ( not a one way bus ticket to Hadyai). Could Malaysia not impose a ruling that Africans must first obtain a visa from their Home Country before being able to enter Malaysia. Susah ke nak buat polisi macam tu, pak menteri ? How come you don’t see African “students” and “tourists” trying to enter Singapore. They know, what awaits them for misuse of visa or overstaying – whiplash on their back. But in Malaysia were are laying red carpet and wishing them ‘Selamat Datang”.

If previously Malaysian were used to and had to contend with dime a dozen Africans confidence tricksters, now it would seem that Africans in Malaysia are increasingly involved in serious crimes like rape, robbery, murder, robbery, drug dealings and drug trafficking. Add to that, there are many cases where Africans have sweet talked and conned Malaysian women to become drug mules. Many Malaysian women languishing in foreign jails are drug mules duped by Africans operating from Malaysia. In 2010, 16 women were arrested overseas for drug offences and almost in all cases they were duped by Africans.

Now contrast the menace by the Africans with the Korean community in Malaysia. Last year, some 264,000 Koreans entered Malaysia as tourist. There are currently 35 weekly flights from Seoul unto Malaysia. How often or rather have you ever heard about Koreans overstayers in Malaysia ? Folks, did you know that there is a thriving Korean community in Malaysia, especially in Ampang where a Koreatown is slowly beginning to sprout. In 2009, there were 14,580 Koreans residing in Malaysia many of them students or retirees coming under the Malaysia My Second Home. Add to these categories are the Korean expatriates working in local or Korean owned companies. Do we hear about Koreans being a nuisance or engaging in crime?

We have to admit that Malaysia has lost the fight against Indonesian immigrants either illegally entering Malaysia or overstaying. Let us now not lose also the fight against the Africans. Apprehending Africans is not the job of the police alone. People seeing Africans staying or being present in their neighbourhood ( unlike Indonesians, Africans are easily identifiable) must call the local police station and if no action is forthcoming call the Ketua Polis Negeri. If all attempts have failed then email me at anfalaw@streamyx.com Whatever do not do what the dumb assed Senator Datuk Paul Kong Sing Chu whose advise was “the best is to totally avoid them”. Really ?

I leave you with a chilling comment posted by a Nigerian in the Malay Mail Online “ I assure u (sic) that one day Nigerians will begin to contest for political posts in your country and if u (sic) are not careful they will gain victory, it has happen in so many places and Malaysia is no exception”.

Malaysians take heed… we have been warned by Africans themselves !