Bukit Mertajam- The town today has been taken over by immigrants, mostly illegal immigrants who got into our counrty without proper authorisation. According to the statistics given by the Malaysian Immigration Department, there are over 7 million immigrants in Malaysia, with only 2.2 million of them having proper permit and authorisation. The rest of them are considered as illegal immigrants.
Bukit Mertajam has become one of the main hubs for them. As a BM-ian, you would probably notice the overflowing outpour of immigrants in the town of Bukit Mertajam, especially on Sundays or any other public holidays. The streets of BM Town would be fully occupied by them and all shops and even the shopping complex would be filled with them.
This is a situation which makes us wonder, are they legally permitted to work in Malaysia, or even be in Malaysia? This is something the local and federal authorities have to answer.
SPT News received a complaint from one of the people in Bukit Mertajam expressing the uprising crisis and how he is affected through this. According to him, rates of crime increases and many Malaysian in Bukit Mertajam are already starting to avoid going to the town on the mentioned days. Business for Malaysians are coming to a halt as the occupation of illegal immigrants severely damage the prospects of getting any Malaysian customers.
SPT News will communicate with the state authorities, as well as the Malaysian Immigration Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs to alert them on this issue and inform them on how damaging this crisis is for citizens in Seberang Perai Tengah.
Lets work to ensure the interest of our citizens are protected and our home remain ours.
Together as a community!!!