Xenophobia against foreign workers is reminiscent of a typical BN tactic of using racial issues to distract attention from more vital issues at hand, says Angeline Loh.
Attaining the status of a developed nation involves the government taking concrete actions to stamp out racism, says Jerald Joseph.
Only when the racist monster within us is destroyed will we be free to live in peace, justice and happiness in a truly united nation, writes Malaysian Legacy.
Since its inception eight years ago, very little practical change has been made in the betterment of migrants’ lives and they continue to face both racist and xenophobic practises by host countries. At the same time, people living with the HIV virus continue to face exclusionary practices already rejected by such groups as the World Health Organisation. CARAM Asia calls on all participating nations to reaffirm their commitment to the Durban process.