Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Understanding Malaysia's Culture

Briton wants PR — before he dies - New Straits Times, 2nd Oct 2006
  • The long delay in granting Sir Norman Frank Sisson’s application for permanent residence has an Englishman who has lived here for nearly 20 years worried.
  • In the past three years, Barker had become a regular visitor to the Kuantan immigration office as he pleads with the authorities to speed up his PR application.
  • The red tape has Barker worried that the approval would come too late — just like in Sir Norman’s case.
  • Barker said the delay had cost him a lot of money and time. He claimed that he had spent more than RM20,000 on air tickets and other expenses as he had to leave the country every three months when his visitor’s pass expired. He has to apply for a new visitor’s pass to re-enter the country.
  • "There was even an occasion when the Immigration Department told me that they could not find my application file. They also don’t respond to my email," claimed the former manager at Ferrostall AG a contractor for Perwaja Steel.

I am really wondering why is there such a long wait for someone so keen to reside permanently in Malaysia? 3 years continous effort to urge the authority for speeding up the application gets him no where and leave him with question marks when they told him his application is lost and did not repond to his email. Well, hope Barker enjoys the "Malaysia Tak boleh" culture when he is going through the application process.


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