Connect with us

Social Stories

M’sian Calling Non-Bumiputeras “Pendatang” On Twitter Ignites Movement For Equality In Public University Placements


Pendatang Uni Ft 2
Source: @theloudasians | IG & Edu Spiral

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Recently, the Instagram page, The Loud Asians began a movement called “Saya Bukan Pendatang” after a Twitter user made some racist remarks towards non-Bumiputeras.

They took to their Instagram page on 19 July, to bring light onto the issue of how the “Bumiputera and non-Bumiputera” terminology is highly divisive and the correct term that should be used would be “Malaysians”.

Before we get into the matter further, let’s first dive into how and why this movement was formed.

Saya Bukan Pendatang


A racist Twitter user angry towards “non-bumiputeras”

Let’s be honest, the issue of some Malaysians using the terminology “non-Bumiputera” and “pendatang” have been a long-standing issue. This is not something new.

But, here’s a fairly recent issue that triggered many Malaysian’s which formed the movement “Saya Bukan Pendatang.”


It all began when a Malaysian Twitter user allegedly felt “frustrated” towards non-Bumiputeras who were upset that an Indian student who achieved straight A’s in the  SPM examination did not get a Unit Pusat Universiti (UPU) or Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajar IPT (BPKP) placement.

In the tweets, the woman claimed that the “non-Bumiputera students” constantly rant and complain about not getting a placement in public universities.

“First of all, bumiputera rights exist as a win-win situation for the Malays who willingly share the country with pendatang from other countries and there are other Malays who don’t get placement, for your information.”

Tweet 4

In a follow-up tweet, the woman further explained her point of view by saying:

“If you go to other countries, would the locals share their country with outsiders? No, no need to talk about “It’s 2021. Not the 50s” blablabla. Dude, stick with the #facts may you? It’s 2021 and bangsa selain Malays still in Malaysia, kan? So the deal is still on, you know?”

Tweet 3

She continued to make underhanded racist remarks towards other races when replying to other tweets.

Tweet 1

“It’s normal for Indians to be like that hehehehe buy la from Indian shops. But the smell hmmm can invite murder.”

Tweet 2


“Saya Bukan Pendatang” and #PendidikanUntukSemua Petition

The Loud Asians took to their Instagram page to point out that the issue of the woman’s tweet is that her argument is invalid as almost all non-Bumiputeras are already 3rd and 4th generation in their families.

“This shouldn’t be questioned anymore as it is in our constitution that those born before Malaysia Day and after are all granted citizenship.”

Screenshot 2021 07 21 At 3.54.48 Pm

Hence, the “Saya Bukan Pendatang” movement was formed as well as a petition called #PendidikanUntukSemua, to increase the Non-Bumiputera Quota in Public Education Institutions.


The #PendidikanUntukSemua petition, which was organised by The Loud Asians on change.org to the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia has received over 43,000 signatures at the time of writing.

In the petition, they highlighted that the change they would like to see is as follows:

  • Increase in non-Bumiputera seat placements
  • Prioritisation of B40 and M40 applications irrespective of race
  • The National Economic Policy was to eliminate poverty. A similar formula should be applied and enforced for the non-Bumiputera.
  • Build more public universities
  • Provide appropriate support to teachers and lecturers.

The Loud Asians also highlighted that they are aware there are many Malays who don’t get a UPU placement and they encourage them to sign the petition as it also emphasises income-group prioritisation regardless of race.

Sign the petition here!

It’s time to put an end to racism and take account of the fact that we are a multicultural country! Let’s stand together as MALAYSIANS! 

What are your thoughts on this movement? Let us know in the comment section below!


Also Read: “Don’t hire Indian staffs!” Restaurant Manager Bans Customer After His Racist Remark

Awesome Canteen Ft

Source: CommonLII

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

1 003 1 003
News24 mins ago

UMNO Leaders Want Dissolution Of Parliament, No Matter What!

UMNO leaders have confirmed that they want the dissolution of Parliament to take place this year, but whether or not...

2 007 2 007
News36 mins ago

Zahid Says Flood Concerns Are A ‘Myth’, BN Ready For GE

Following UMNO’s consensus on dissolution of Parliament and a call for GE15 in the nearest time, UMNO President Datuk Seri...

Ft Umno Ft Umno
News6 hours ago

Tajuddin & Alor Setar UMNO Chief Face 6 Year Suspension by Party For Going Against Leadership

It has just been reported that Member of Parliament for Pasir Salak, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman and Alor Setar Division...

Feat Image Umno Supreme Council Ge15 Feat Image Umno Supreme Council Ge15
News8 hours ago

UMNO Wants GE15 This Year, Ismail Sabri Will Propose Parliament Dissolution Date To Agong Soon

General Election 15 (GE15) is likely to take place this year as UMNO Supreme Council yesterday announced that it has...

Ft Fire Ft Fire
News1 day ago

M’sian Lecturer Who Asked His Students to Fill Up Inappropriate Sexual Survey Gets Fired by Uni

Last month, a former student of a local university in Johor shared the traumatic experiences she had with her former...

Collage 39 Collage 39
News1 day ago

Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi is Sentenced to 3 years in Prison by Myanmar Junta Court

Myanmar’s junta sentenced an Australian economist to 3 years in prison while also handing down another conviction to ousted leader...

Bring Meat Into Singapore 1 Bring Meat Into Singapore 1
News1 day ago

Man From China Tried To Bring 226KG of Meat Into S’pore, Slapped With RM56,600 Fine

Many of us like to bring food over from our own country when travelling. However, when food items exceed a...

My Post 1 2022 09 30T111411.779 My Post 1 2022 09 30T111411.779
News1 day ago

Kidnapped Cosmetics Agent Has Been Found & Brought Back To Malaysia By PDRM!

The cosmetics agent that was kidnapped from her home by a group of men in Kelantan on September 13 (Thursday)...


Latest Videos