Do we always have to be rude and obnoxious to expats who come to our country to seek legitimate income?
The Malaysian people were overjoyed on Tuesday since their national team had qualified for the 2023 Asian Cup. This is a monumental achievement since Malaysia had a 42-year streak without making the competition.
As Malaysia took against Bangladesh, the stadium was packed with fans of both countries.
Despite the fact that fans should be rooting for their team, several of them utilised the occasion to harass and insult Bangladeshis in attendance.
One Twitter user ignorantly left a comment and said “Oh suddenly they’re smart enough to buy tickets?”
Another user, in a now-deleted tweet, said “So many of them 😭😭😭 does the stadium smell now?”
It boils my blood to read such comments being made online.
Were you busy daydreaming during Pendidikan Sivik (Civic Education) class or what? Go back to high school and learn ethics, please, I beg you.
Civilised and respectful Malaysians came to protect innocent Bangladeshis after the degrading comments surfaced.
One Twitter user said, “We do not condone this type of behaviour. I don’t know what else to say about these kinds of mindsets. Are we really above them to say something so awful?”
Perangai macam ni la yang kita tak suka. Taktau nak cakap macam mana mindset ni. Bagus sangat ke kita nak cakap macam tu? pic.twitter.com/ijNkpW7YB0
— nomnom (@koalanii) June 14, 2022
“You guys keep on making fun of Bangladeshis and say they smell like onions. You’re so unaware of yourself. Those Bangladeshis go to the mosque and perform the Friday prayers every single week and donate RM10 to mosques. You, on the other hand, count every single RM1 you have in your wallet to donate. Please look in the mirror and self-reflect,” another user commented.
Dok kutuk bangla bau bawang. Hampa tak sedaq diri. Depa pi masjid semayang jumaat, boh tabong masjid rm10. Hampa pakai dok kalut kira berapa keping duit biru nak boh dalam tabong masjid. Sedaq la diri weh.
— the qaijim (@_theqaijim) June 15, 2022
It is heartening to see other citizens of Malaysia standing up to racism when they see it.
When we make fun of the Bangladeshis, we should keep in mind that we, too, might end up in the same position if the Malaysian government continues selling off all available land to foreign investors.
Economists have done the math, and they predict that Malaysia will resemble Sri Lanka by 2030. As a result, many young people in Malaysia have begun leaving the nation for greener pastures.
What would you feel if you heard Australians calling Malaysian farm workers lazy, useless and stupid?
If you don’t have anything nice to say, then zip it! Budi bahasa kan budaya kita.