Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ng Yen Yen And Her Excuse For Her Australian PR Status

I know I am a little late on this, but there is no need to hurry as far as the MCA is concerned.

To me and many other Chinese Malaysians, MCA as a political party and component of the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional, is as good as a goner. We believe that the party will be wiped out in the coming 13th general election.

That is why I have hardly talked about MCA in my blog. But I digress.

After the allusion by DAP's Lim Guan Eng in his recent debate with MCA presdient Chua Soi Lek that it was not easy for every Malaysian to obtain Australian PR status, Ng Yen Yen, MCA vice-president and tourism minister, came out to admit that she had applied for Australian PR in 1990s but surrendered it in 1995.

She said that she did it because her son was then studying in Australia and she was very proud that her son is now a very successful lawyer.

This has led Malaysians to ask whether it is necessary for a parent to obtain Australian PR status when he/she has a child who studies there.

Some consider Ng Yen Yen's explanation rather lame.

Many Malaysian parents have children studying in Australia but they themselves do not hold, nor consider it necessary to apply for, Australian PR status.

I myself have a relative whose son is now studying in Australia but her mother is not an Australian permanent resident.

What made Malaysians more skeptical of her explanation, is that Ng Yen Yen was a Malaysian senator while also then apparently holding Australian PR status.

Now, that's telling a lot about her confidence in Malaysia if I am not mistaken.

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