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Racism and Hate Crimes in Malaysia

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I stumbled across this very disturbing piece of news on



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Concerned International Student studying in Malaysia

23rd September 2008

The Prime Minister,

Sallam Alaykum Waramotulah Wabarakatuh


“O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women…..” Qur’an 49, vs 11

We the concerned international students studying in various institutions in Malaysia wish to register with dismay our grievances and bring to your attention the uncomplimentary, racist, vicious attacks and the killing of foreigners in Malaysia. The most recent being the gruesome murder on


the 21st of September, 2008 of a Chadian student at Wangsa Maju, Selangor, Malaysia.

Facts relevant to our complaint

A 22 year old Abdel Aziz Hassan Abdraman from



Chad republic was gruesomely murdered in the full gare of the public and reportedly under the supervision of some police personnel. The incident which happened at Wangsa Maju, Selangor, Malaysia took place at around 9pm as widely reported in news especially the “The Malay Mail” of Tuesday, September 22nd 2008. According to the reports, the victims of the attack were on their way to the International Islamic University Malaysia to join the Tarawih prayer. While within the vicinity of the Wangsa Maju LRT station, some Malaysian youths numbering about twenty, and armed with weapons, swarmed at the deceased and his friends, inflicted them with severe injuries which ultimately led to the death of one of them – Late Abdel Aziz Hassan Abdraman (the other victims are still suffering from the pains of the attacks).

The Wangsa Maju incident is only one in a series of attacks that foreigners have suffered in this country. The locals’ sense of tolerance for guests is almost zero. The most disturbing dimension to these developments is the feelings that unprovoked attacks on foreigners enjoy government’s support. It was frightening to read, in the media reports, the statement credited to a top Malaysian Police officer – Chief Assistant Commissioner,  Zakaria Pagan – that the attack by the youths was meant to teach the foreigners how to behave in public. It should not be a surprise therefore that police men actually witnessed the incident and saw the attackers but made no arrest.

We wish humbly to note that the security of foreigners in

Malaysia has declined far below recognized international standard. As citizens of other countries and human beings, foreigners are entitled to a minimum human rights standard, viz right to life, right to liberty and right to dignity among others. To say the least, in Malaysia all these rights in regards to foreigners are observed more in the breach. Even the religious connection is ignored. Islam regards a man’s life as sacred. People here toy with foreigners’ life regardless of religious creed. A Muslim’s life was cut short during Ramadhan for no other reason than hatred.
Nations of the world need one another. Some citizens of this country are students elsewhere in the world and economic interests of this country are not limited to any geographical location. It is only wise that nations protect the citizens of other nations in the interest of global peace. Security and Justice go hand in hand and so criminals must be brought to book. Acts of terrorism against foreigners in Malaysia will stop only if perpetrators are made to face the law.Therefore, we urge you to use your good offices to unearth the riddle of Abdul Azeez’s murder by:
1)    Instituting a panel of inquiry to investigate the murder of Abdul Azeez at Wangsa Maju as well as the role of the police in connection with the incident.
2)    Causing the Police to identify the culprits and prosecute them in a Court of Law.
3)    Causing a retraction of the unfortunate statement credited to Sentul district Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Zakaria Pagan and his immediate removal from office.
4)    Guaranteeing security in concrete terms to foreigners (especially students) in
5)    Cause a government delegation to visit the bereaved family of Abdul Azeez and the Chadian government.
6)    Fostering harmonious relationship between locals and foreigners.Maa Sallam,


cc: Deputy Prime Minister
cc: Foreign Affairs Ministers
cc: All Foreign embassies in


cc: All Human Right Groups
cc: All Heads of Tertiary institutions in Malaysia
cc: All Major International Press outfits
cc: The Chadian Government 


I’ll be back later with my comments.


Written by F

September 26, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Posted in Vent Fest

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  1. Salam
    Everyone how can help me at this thing
    I’m abdramane hassan
    The younger brothers of Abdul aziz hassan
    I need help please
    Tel 0023599925858 ,0023566925858

    Abdramane hassan Abdramane

    April 13, 2015 at 7:07 pm

  2. I agree with Nazri Ghani. Those Africans here have no respect of the local Malaysian culture which is the law in student pass. Many of them too misused their student visa and involved in criminal activities.
    Take a look back in history, and see how African students in China provoked the anger of Chinese students in China which led to the 1988 Anti-African protests. Chinese are then demonized as the Neo White. Africans also violated the cultural norms of many countries they go. Be it in Europe in 1960’s , China in 1980’s , Thailand and Malaysia currently.
    I also heard from a Bangladeshi friend that many African workers in Middle-east also gets in trouble with their Arab hosts and gets executed or castrated. The most common cultural violation done by Africans in their host countries is corrupting the young women there. Unfortunately for them this is unacceptable in majority of family oriented Asian cultures. Therefore those Africans (Awang Hitam)reap what they sow and gets beaten in multi-racial Malaysia.


    March 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    • If that’s the line of reasoning you are taking the same can be said of many other communities in many parts of the world. In Nigeria we have Europeans, Lebanese, Egyptians, Indians and other expatriates that live in and ‘help themselves’ to the local girls. Just like you there are people that bleat about it and a few have been beaten up because of it. As long as there are men and women there will always be some form of sexual activity between them, whether or not the local male population like it or not. It’s the reality.

      I am not excusing bad behaviour, again I repeat, cultural reservations aside, in no civilized country in the world is being beaten to death acceptable behaviour for actions that occur between two consenting individuals. Were these women raped?


      March 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      • I am aware of local girls get sexually exploited elsewhere. If the girls are prostitutes, then the men have themselves to blame if they catch STD. I am talking about naive young family girls who goes to college being used. In Malaysian culture young adults (18-24yr) who goes to college are still under their parents dependence not like the west (Europe or America). Anything bad happened to them, their family suffers.
        It wasn’t just African men who corrupt the girls here recently. Last 10-20 years ago it was White men (Caucasian men) who corrupt young naive college going Chinese girls from Singapore and Malaysia. Many of them are cruel lovers who coerce their chinese girlfriends to sign contract to play in porn movies. The famous one was Annabel Chong from Singapore who shocked the families of Malaysia and singapore with her gangbanging with 251 men video. She died of AIDS later on.
        The local Malaysian especially from family oriented cultures already felt threatened by this news eversince. It’s not a surprise many of them resorted to mob violence whenever they see similar cases going to happen to their daughters.

        Nazri Ghani

        March 26, 2011 at 6:42 pm

        • Pornography is not the issue here, neither is STD. The point I’m trying to make here is no matter how much Malaysian sensibilities are hurt by Africans, it doesn’t give them the right to beat another human being to death. And if they do so, it is the duty of the authorities to bring such people to justice. Plain and simple!

          Unless you’re saying it’s okay to beat another human being to death, you and I have nothing to argue about here.


          April 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

  3. Why the hell is that whenever a black man gets attacked or killed it’s always the other party’s fault. Seeems to me the popular international media run my the politically correct west are promoting the belief that Africans are without sin.
    Don’t you know that african students are the most anti-social. Many use local girls like their prostitutes (one night stand) which is considered immoral and disgusting in most asian cultures ?

    Nazri ghani

    March 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    • Nazri, one night stands occur between consenting adults. If a woman has been raped, I expect the law to bear upon her assailant. Forget political correctness, or social awkwardness, but in which country is the punishment for anti-social behaviour murder?

      I understand that there has been fights and misunderstandings between African students and their sometimes reluctant hosts. But when a young African man is hunted down and killed by a pack of wild animals and those who are supposed to uphold the law look the other way, then it calls to question their moral integrity.


      March 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

  4. yeah… they are structurally developed but in terms of mental development a lot of their people are still lagging behind.


    October 1, 2008 at 8:23 pm

  5. and to think i was going to travel to that country next year? Awful, i’ve made a detour…as fast as my legs can carry me.


    September 30, 2008 at 12:46 pm

  6. innalillah hi wa in na lillah irra ji’unnn..

    what’s the reason for the attack/s?

    why it happened?

    what rights foreigners supposed to claim in others land,
    AFTER submitting to obey LOCALIZED life value?

    and, IF they don’t submit to that life value?

    WHAT is the LOCAL VALUE? compared to LOCAL LAW?

    Why this happened to the dead-boy?

    What’s the reason?

    Before it happened, what is the prevention should be taken by thother Foreigners?

    Again, condolences.


    September 26, 2008 at 10:26 pm

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