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[Watch] Man Angrily Confronts Rohingya Taking Over Selayang Market

[Watch] Man Angrily Confronts Rohingya Taking Over Selayang Market

The authorities are accused of turning a blind eye to the Rohingya doing business in Selayang.

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A man voiced his displeasure with the authorities for not taking action against Rohingya people who trade around Pasar Selayang.

In a viral video on social media, he showed how the Rohingya are trading freely, including in no-trading zones.

Through two videos that lasted for almost 2 minutes, a man wearing a songkok and a green shirt expressed his displeasure.

He first showed the sign that prohibited business activities on the shoulder of the road.

Then he questions why Rohingya are allowed to break the law.

He said there were police and council enforcement officers present in the area, but no action was taken.

He then questioned why the law was so biased, adding the authorities would take swift action if Malaysians did such things.

However, he claimed no action is taken if it is a foreigner or a refugee.

He also said the Rohingya are refugee card holders, and refugee card holders cannot come to Malaysia to do business or work.

The actions of the man who went on a rampage in front of the market received much attention.

Many expressed dismay at the changes in the Selayang market, where foreigners now dominate it.

Others stated that there was nothing the authorities could do because the refugee issue was under the jurisdiction of immigration.

What Is The Problem With Rohingya?

The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group primarily from Myanmar.

Many Rohingya have fled persecution and violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand.

In Malaysia, the Rohingya are one of the largest refugee populations, with estimates ranging from 100,000 to 200,000 individuals.

Malaysia is a key destination for Rohingya refugees. (Pix: Yahoo)

However, the Malaysian government does not recognize the Rohingya as refugees and instead classifies them as illegal immigrants.

As a result, they face several challenges, including a lack of access to legal employment, education, healthcare, and other essential services.

Many Rohingya in Malaysia live in informal settlements and face a high risk of exploitation, including forced labour and human trafficking.

In recent years, there have been reports of authorities cracking down on undocumented migrants, which has led to the arrest and detention of many Rohingya.

READ MORE: Home Ministry On The Hunt For 60 Rohingya Fugitives, Reminds Public Not To Shelter Them

Why Malaysians Hate Rohingya?

It is not accurate to say that all Malaysians hate the Rohingya.

Like any society, Malaysians have diverse opinions and attitudes towards different issues and groups of people.

While some Malaysians may hold negative attitudes towards the Rohingya, many Malaysians also support and advocate for the rights of the Rohingya.

There are organizations, both government and non-governmental, that provide aid and assistance to the Rohingya community in Malaysia.

READ MORE: United Nations Must Intervene, India Deporting Rohingya Back To Myanmar [Opinion]

It is important to note that the situation of the Rohingya in Malaysia is complex and sensitive.

The Malaysian government’s policies towards the Rohingya, including their classification as illegal immigrants, may contribute to negative perceptions of the community.

However, it is essential to recognize that the Rohingya are victims of persecution and violence and deserve compassion, support, and protection.

Nonetheless, there are also organizations and individuals working to support the Rohingya in Malaysia, providing them with necessities, legal assistance, and access to education and healthcare.

The situation of the Rohingya in Malaysia remains a complex issue that requires attention and action from both the government and the international community.

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