Is it necessary to leave Msia?


Malaysiakini is running a four-part series where Malaysian diaspora are invited to share their reasons to leave the country.

There’s this one particular comment, which I think most of us felt it exactly the way he said it. So I’d like to share it with all of you below. The commenter is currently working in Australia as a consultant.

“When I fist arrived in Australia in 2007, the job recruitment agent told me that I am are highly skilled and a lot of people will be lining up to hire me.

This was just the opposite of what I was told in Malaysia, where people only looked at my weakness and looked for ways to put me down and exploit me the maximum that they could.

Fed up with all the racism I felt as an Indian in Malaysia, this motivated me to move to Australia, which I now proudly call home.

Unlike Malaysia, I can see great future for my children in Australia and have no worries about racism. I was very surprised when I found out that the former Australian rugby captain was of African descent while the vice-captain of the women’s cricket team was of Indian origin.

As for coming back to Malaysia, unless Malaysia is hit by a real tsunami which in turn makes Malaysians think that God created all human equal, then I don’t want to be part of a racist country called Malaysia.

*The above paragraph is quoted from Article 129139, titled ” Leaving Malaysia A Necessity” , on 2.03pm 14 April 2010 at Malaysiakini newsportal.


  1. Qing says:

    will go back~at least this is what i am thinking now…

  2. erin says:

    Unfortunately, I totally agree.

Balloons theme by