Indian citizens missing in action?
Dr Jacob George: Why pick on the Indians? A figure of 39,000 has been floated, but what about the hundreds of thousand of Indonesians - maybe millions? Do not forget the Filipinos in Sabah too.
The Indonesians are walking in and out of the country, setting up their colonies, taking over Chow Kit, running supermarkets, dominating construction sites. It's only a matter of time before they ask for political electoral representation.
RR: There are a million or more illegal Indonesians living very comfortably in Malaysia, and many have become citizens, some even politicians.
These stranded Indians don't rob or steal. They work in restaurants or barber shops or in plantations. That is the difference. Go first for the bad ones who are a threat to the nation.
We must also understand that there are thousands of Indian Malaysians born here who are stateless out of ignorance in not registering their births. Rela, Immigration and the police must take note of this.
Artchan: Interestingly, the Immigration director-general was totally silent on Indonesian overstayers and illegals - Chinese, Indonesians, Burmese, Bangladeshis, Africans and the rest.
KSN: Compliments to the author for the brilliant analysis. Indians have been highlighted because they are easy to pick. The Indian government, meanwhile, has no backbone to act on this issue.
Lee Heng Soon: I know the asking price for the release of illegal workers from the immigration detention centres is RM2,000 each. When they are caught, they are cramped inside the detention trucks like sardines, many of them complaining that they can hardly breath.
Temenggong: When you allowed two million Indonesians to settle here between 1945-80, and another 700,000 from Mindanao in Sabah, it is only a matter of time before others do the same with impunity by bribing the Immigration Department. The resulting demographics? The Indians are in carwash and the Chinese are in the foot reflexology industry.
seals: ulterior motives?