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Foreign labour in Malaysian restaurants October 25, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Food, Malaysia, People, Places.
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These days it is common to see foreign workers of various nationalities working in Malaysian coffeeshops and eateries.

Recently, I found myself facing to face with some “Chinese workers” in an Indian establishment. It was only when they could not understand me that I suspected that we are not communicating on the same bandwith.

On further enquiry, I found out they were actually Vietnamese. Then yesterday, I talked to some “locals” who turned out to be Myanmar nationals. Malaysia is becoming the new “land of milk and honey” for her neighbours.

We have Bosnians, Africans, Thais, Indons, Chinese nationals, Koreans, Mongolians, etc, strewn all over shopping complexes stretching from Kangar, Perlis to Kuching, Sarawak.

In a way, it is a happy situation. We get to learn to know our neighbours better now. As they say, glad to lend a helping hand to people who are just trying to eke out an honest living.

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