Connect with us

Social Stories

“What if they were your family?” PPV Volunteer Calls Out M’sians For Mistreatment Of Foreign Workers


Ppv Vaccine Foreign Treatment
Source: The Strait Times & Reuters

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

When will we learn to be more tolerant and understanding?

Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, races and religions but for some reason, there still seems to be a lack of empathy and compassion when it comes to foreign workers, especially those from Asia. They often have to deal with racism as well as anger and disrespect from the public. The pandemic has further highlighted our mistreatment of foreign workers even though they may very well be some of the most affected groups due to the pandemic.

In a Twitter thread, Iman Danial Hakim shared his experience on the issues that migrant workers often face at PPVs whilst getting their vaccinations.

Speaking to WORLD OF BUZZ, Iman explained that he is a volunteer at the Stadium Panasonic Shah Alam PPV, which is specifically designed for the Construction Workers Vaccine Programme (CIVac). Hence, many foreign workers go to that PPV in order to get their jabs.

In the Twitter thread, he said that “dealing with them often takes patience due to the language barrier and that locals often get angry at them for being confused or hesitant with the vaccination process”.

“Simple things such as the filling up of forms might be difficult to them. Hence things such as having to register MySejahtera on their mobile phones and having to scan codes could be a bigger challenge.”

Iman also stated that the majority of the group are scared resulting in their hands trembling, which is something he noticed whenever he asked them politely to show him their MySejahtera or to fill up a form. He believes that “this is a sign that they’re always being scolded.”

He said that it is sad to see our foreign friends having to go through harsh treatment from locals as if they are second-class citizens, and called for the nation to stop such judgmental attitudes as humans are all equal.


“We need to be more empathetic and put ourselves in their shoes. If those foreign workers were our own family, would we treat them differently?”


Similar experiences

Iman’s experiences resonated with a number of people who have also shared their experiences of the mistreatment of foreign workers at PPVs under the thread.

Screenshot 11

“My friend went to get vaccinated and noticed that the abang RELA was shouting at two foreigners.”

Screenshot 12

“If I think back, it is rare to see people offering help to foreigners in need. Although locals should be prioritised, they are still human…”


Some progress has taken place

The announcement made by the Coordinating Minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin on 31 July that non-Malaysians can get walk-in vaccinations is a step in the right direction.

Iman commended this approach as the way forward and believes that in order to achieve herd immunity, everyone must get vaccinated, be it locals as well as foreigners.

Have we made progress in the treatment of migrant workers? Or must more be done? Let us know in the comments section!


Also read: “Left lane for Bangla” M’sian Calls Out Alleged Racism Towards Migrants At PPV

Migrant Workers Treatment At Ppv

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

Just In

Restaurant 2 Ft Restaurant 2 Ft
News3 hours ago

JUST IN: Restaurants, Convenience Stores & Petrol Stations Allowed To Open Till 12am Starting 23 Sept

In a press statement released today, 22 September, Prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that restaurants grocery stores, mini markets,...

Ft Tengku 1 Ft Tengku 1
News4 hours ago

Man Loses Over RM500k After Being Scammed By ‘Tengku’ Royalty

Ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, more people have been taken advantage of through “love scams” in which...

Ft Petrol Ft Petrol
News10 hours ago

Petrol Stations, Convenience Stores And F&B Allowed To Operate Till Midnight

With the recent announcement that more tourist destinations such as Perhentian Island, Genting Highlands and more will be reopening soon,...

80 80
News12 hours ago

80% Of The Adult Population In M’sia Has Been Fully Vaccinated One Week Before Target!

The government previously set a target to achieve herd immunity by October 2021, with 80% of the adult population being...

Nano Nano
News1 day ago

KKM: Nano Mist Spray Should Be Used To Disinfect Surfaces Only, NOT Humans

You might have noticed several posts on social media where people have been recommending nano mist sprays for the purpose...

Gunung Jerai Flash Flood Act Of God Gunung Jerai Flash Flood Act Of God
News1 day ago

Takiyuddin: Natural Disaster In Kedah Is An “Act Of God” & Not Due To Logging

Now that the parliament is up and running again, it seems like everything is back to normal with all the...

Home Quarantine Home Quarantine
News2 days ago

KKM: Fully Vaccinated Individuals Can Quarantine At Home Upon Arrival In Malaysia

Fully vaccinated travellers can now opt to quarantine at home upon arrival in Malaysia, provided they make an application 7-10...

Beach Park Ft Beach Park Ft
News2 days ago

Penang Beach Park Forced To Shut Down After Thousands Of Visitors Were Spotted

A beach park in Penang, Taman Rekreasi Pantai Robina (also known as Robina Eco Park), has been forced to shut...


Latest Videos