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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Different Kind Of Amnesty!

Source: APN

As President Jorge Boosh gallivants around insisting that allowing people to stay after they've apologized (in spanish) and paid slightly more than a parking ticket for their repeated felonies Malaysia has a little different take on what amnesty means...
Malaysia on Tuesday launched a massive crackdown against illegal immigrants, with about half a million enforcement officers scouring the country following the end of an amnesty period.

The hunt for more than 400,000 illegal immigrants believed to be hiding or continuing to work in plantations, factories, construction sites and the service industry, began immediately after midnight Monday in an operation code-named ''Ops Tegas,'' the biggest of its kind in Malaysia.

''They know now that we mean business,'' immigration enforcement director Ishak Mohamad was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times. ''We have given them ample time to do the right thing but they have chosen to remain defiant. Now, time has run out and they will have to face the consequences.''

Malaysia began offering amnesty to an estimated more than 1 million illegal workers in the country on Oct. 29 last year. Most of them are Indonesians, with a few from the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. *snip*

The amnesty was supposed to end Jan. 1 but the expiry was postponed twice following requests from Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Indonesia is said to be unable to cope with a mass deportation, especially in the aftermath of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunamis.

Under the amnesty program, nearly 400,000 people have left Malaysia. Those who refuse to leave voluntarily and employers who hire them will face whipping, jail or fines if they are caught.
So what is the lesson? Enforcement works! It always works, every time, without exception. Which is why our elites fear it, not because it wouldn't work, rather because it would!

I believe I prefer Malaysia's amnesty, where can we order one?


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