23 Year-Old Nigerian Student Sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking in Malaysia | A Nigerian Blogger’s Account of Racism, People & Life In Malaysia

Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 9:44 PM

By Adeola Adeyemo

A 23 year-old Nigerian student of a private college in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was sentenced to death by hanging after he was found guilty of trafficking in 16,936gm of cannabis two years ago.

As reported by NewStraitsTimes, the Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab ruled that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt against John Amaechi Eze.

In his judgment, Zaki said the accused claimed he was waiting to board an express bus at a restaurant in front of the Lye Huat Garden hall when he was arrested by police. However, he said the court did not believe his claim that he did not own the luggage when witnesses had testified that he was with the luggage all the time.

His sentencing has elicited a range of reactions and warnings to Nigerians against trafficking drugs in countries where the stated penalty for such an offence is the death sentence.

A Nigerian blogger, Ola, who lives in Malaysia and blogs at www.madameaproko.blogspot.com shared this experience of living in Malaysia after the sentencing and warned against trafficking drugs. It is quite an interesting read:

Now, for anyone harboring thoughts of trafficking drugs to this country, this is what you get. It beats me why someone would risk their life, by taking banned substance to this racist shit hole called Malaysia, because when issued a visa, it is clearly stated that the punishment for drug trafficking in Malaysia is death.

To be fair and honest to Malaysia, there are some very nice and wonderful people out there, but they are greatly outnumbered by the bigots among them. I live and study in Malaysia and I’ve observed a bias pattern in judicial procedures and policing  as regards drug trafficking and crime prevention.
My assertions are based on my day to day experience and observation as a resident. I have no statistical analysis of the Nigerian population living in Malaysia neither do I have the exact figures or nationality of the number of cases prosecuted by the Malaysian judiciary.
From the Nigerian side, The easterners (Igbos) out-number other ethnic groups within the Nigerian community here. That’s why most Nigerians you meet are from the east. A lot (of) Nigerians you meet are not in Malaysia to study, though they are enrolled in one college or another, they are semi-illiterates or outright illiterates, very lousy, brash and arrogant (for reasons I don’t understand). Then we have the stranded group who were duped by travel agents into thinking the pasture in Malaysia is greener.
In short, You meet criminals of all shapes, size and age. They just sleep, eat, wake up, and hope the next Maga pays. They are so much, you’ll think all Nigerians living in Malaysia are criminals, but we have bright students doing well and graduating in Malaysian Universities, we have gainfully employed graduates trained by Malaysians themselves (few) and business men and women doing legitimate business exporting goods to and from Nigeria (also few compared to the population of the Nigerian community). But the Yahoo boys and drug traffickers are so high in number it seems they’ve all relocated from Nigeria to Malaysia. Conditions here favour them.
Basic infrastructure is great here compared to what we have in Nigeria. 24 hours electricity, running water, well laid roads, affordable high speed internet, compact 3/4 bedroom apartment, affordable furniture,  little or no scrutiny on international remittance etc. Malaysia is a Yahoo Boy’s paradise. Though, most foreigners especially new comers call them (Malaysians) lazy and stupid (I still don’t get the rationale behind that).
On the Malaysian side, you’ll meet the Malay Supremacist. A Muslim, religious bigot, loud, aggressive and assertive. He (male and female) hates Jews and despises Christians. He wants to protect the “sanctity” of Islam, State resources are at his disposal. His opinion and interest supercedes that of others. His ancestors are the first settlers in Peninsular Malaysia. His interpretation of the Islamic text  dictates and guides the Muslim community and some times the whole nation. His favourite question when he meets you for the first time in class or anywhere is “Are you Muslim?”. He runs the country and he knows it.
Then we have the Chinese Chauvinist, a business tycoon/ hard working student. Drives flashy cars, he believes his race is the best. He is rich and he has read stories of Nigerians using Malaysian girls as drug mules, black/chemical money stories; he has meet or read of stranded Nigerians who loiter around Kuala-Lumpur begging for money (these stranded guys don’t shower, so they stink). He cringes when you happen to be in the same elevator, crosses to the other side of the road when you are walking towards each other and always thinks you need something from him any time you try to talk to him. He has held on to so many Nigerian horrible stories and thinks every Nigerian is like that.
Then, we have the Angry Indian, always pissed and mean-mugging you. He has been discriminated against so much that even his language is not included in the country’s ATM machine (LMAO). He is always trying to pick fights with you and the first comment he makes is “THIS IS MY COUNTRY!”. He’ll smash his crash helmet on you at the slightest provocation or stab you. He also reads of atrocities committed by Nigerians and sees you as a threat.
So, living in Malaysia has made me a racism connoisseur of sought. In fact, I have become so sensitive that I believe I can tell if an individual is racist within a few seconds of being around them. There are people in Malaysia whose sole purpose in life is just to ruin your day. Racism in Malaysia is perfect. It is subtle when it needs to be and brass when necessary.
As a foreigner you might be misled into thinking Malaysia is a boring place and no one gives a damn about you, so you can do what ever you like and get away with it. No, you are seriously mistaken. Malaysia sometimes feels like the North-Korea we watch on T.V. Some citizens are very nosy and they watch and observe every move you make. I read a news article some weeks ago that says about 80% of Police personnel don’t do normal Policing but rather, spy and gather intelligence.
So, my point is this. Malaysia is a tightly controlled society where the authorities decide what business prospers, whether legal or illegal. Elements within the police control the drug trade, the distributors are under their command and they arrest them when it’s politically needed to unite the country against a common enemy. We hear of stories of Iranian and Arab drug traffickers who are quietly deported and warned never to return to Malaysia but other nationalities are shown off as trophy in front of news men who broadcast and publish sensational news headlines.
South-east Asian countries are united against drug trafficking and they hold meetings regularly to discuss new strategies on deterrent, Death (rolls eyes). So, it baffles me why people still take the risks John Amaechi Eze was sentenced on January 22; a British Grand mother Lindsay Sandiford was also sentenced to death on the same day in Indonesia. In the year 2008, two Nigerians were executed in Indonesia and one in Singapore.
Nigerians, please stop trying to bring drugs into Malaysia.
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    • Winny January 23, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      Well said, My people a word is enough for the wise Nigerias love for efizzy is their ruin.

    • koko January 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      Malaysia other Asian countries have long been know to sentence drug trafficker to death ( it doesn’t matter were you come from). Now, why would any one traffic drugs in the first place, secondly, why would you traffic your drugs there unless trying to commit assisted suicide…
      Thirdly, what the heck is anybody doing in Malaysia? I have a few colleague from there and the came over to the US to further their education. What is anybody doing there I ask?

      Quite unfortunate about the life condemned

    • femmelounge January 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      hmmm! always sad to read such stories about Nigerians abroad.

    • dee January 23, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      Very well written. Nice post……Its d exact same situation in China. Its funny when I see a yellow person (ASIAN) being racist against blacks. I guess its a case of random sampling. Innocent blacks get to pay for some other naija guys’ sins.

    • NIRA January 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM

      Igbo boys never learn!! Kai

      • michael July 17, 2013 at 8:46 AM

        - you stupid woman. why igbo?

    • Madam the Madam January 23, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      A word is enough for the wise.

    • mimi January 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      aiyoo! i have tons of malaysian friends by virtue of the church i attend here in uk. They are amazing so its surprising to hear that malaysia is a racist country. so the law cant be watered down a bit? anyways nigerians hear oo dont risk ya life for nothing.

    • liily January 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      speechless!!!

    • Chouchou January 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM

      I can only imagine what its like. One would think that a word is enough for the wise but no….people are greedy and desperate, everybody wants to keep up with the Jonathans even to the extent of risking their lives for some cash. Its scary.
      The economic situation in Nigeria is not friendly to the youths, majority of whom live by the “make it happen by any means necessary” mentality. No jobs, frustration from JAMB and Co., etc. This is the reason why internet fraud and drug trafficking are with Us for the long haul. I do pray change comes soon and our country is cured of poor leadership and corruption.
      Poor John Amaech Eze, I can only imagine how scared he must be right now :( What a way to go.

    • Luwan January 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM

      What baffles me is the stupidity that these Nigerians portray. It is boldly written on your visa, there’s is a death penalty for drug trafficking in these South East Asian countries ahhh serves him right let him be a scape goat…I lived and schooled in Malaysia years ago and I had a blissful experience!

    • Love January 23, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      It’s always Igbo people.*hiss.this is why I hide my passport coz u get harassed even if you r innocent.God help us.its a shame

      • Mmmmh January 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        Your username is love but your comment is hateful, how ironic! Yoruba woman Bola Adebisi is the record holder for most amount of drugs trafficked. The animal ingested about 180 pellets of heroin but thank God she was busted. She’s yet another Yoruba disgracing Nigerians worldwide (no be your mama be that?). Watch Dateline or To Catch A Predator… every criminal they catch or show happen to be *drum roll* Yoruba. The senseless man who bit off his thumb prints in prison (for drug peddling and other crimes) was also *another drum roll* Yoruba thug. The 25 most wanted Nigerian criminals/animals in US are Yorubas… so dip your lying tongue in a furnace and just let it burn-Usher. Igbos are the best, God’s own people and very intimidating, so I don’t blame you for envying them.

        • Lani January 24, 2013 at 2:13 PM

          Did Love mention she is Yoruba? She could be from any of the other 250 ethnic tribes we have in Nigeria. You are the one who is hateful. Igbos are the best, God’s own people – yes we know so please act like it. God ignores stupidity. You should have ignored her. Can I also add that this your phrase ‘God’s own people’ makes one wonder whether all other tribes and race are not of God. You have serious delusions of grandeur.

        • yinx January 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

          oh shut it, there are bad people in every tribe not one is left out. intimidating, nah i dont think so, far from it because 66% of that tribe (igbo)’s money is not clean so i dnt think anyone wants to be intimidated by that

      • Joyce January 24, 2013 at 3:56 PM

        @Love, You got it very wrong. It is not always any tribe, except you are living in a hole and do not read or listen to news.

      • I say this... January 31, 2013 at 8:15 AM

        sharap. its not alwes ibo ppl.oloshi ode nie

    • Oluwaseun Babajide January 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM

      Sad

    • jede January 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      first…yaaayyyy.
      very thot provokcing

    • Maury January 24, 2013 at 12:13 AM

      Hmmmmm good writeup, People should read and learn, infact this should be printed out in newsparers in English, Igo, Yoruba and Hausa,because as we are talking a 100 innocent daft drug mules are preparing to travel abroad with packed suitcases of so called groundnut aka drugs……….I tire

    • Lady Jaye January 24, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      The guy’s blog itself is racist. Spewing disgusting stereotypes left, right, and center doesn’t make one intelligent or observant. He is just as racist as the people he claims are racist. He is doing the exact same thing. Ugh!!!

      • sam January 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        umm, no he is not. he is only spewing out the stereotypes people have about other races…

    • looters January 24, 2013 at 12:21 AM

      wow.. I hope this blogger thinks about his safety if living in Malaysia is this horrible

    • Partyrider January 24, 2013 at 12:42 AM

      Toh..

    • hilda January 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM

      Its very old news that countries like Indonesia, Thailand etc pass the death sentence on drug offences so why?????

    • oSinakachi January 24, 2013 at 1:06 AM

      Na wah o

    • Sara Adebayo January 24, 2013 at 1:10 AM

      So Sad! I truly feel sorry..But, what can we do?? As they say: You do the crime, do the time( beheading)

    • shaday January 24, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      It’s of no surprise that we are hated everywhere (okay…maybe almost), look! we even hate ourselves. This is evident through tribalistic comments on blogs, religious and social crises within religious and political institutions, neighborhood etc. People from other countries read all these compromising comments we put up on blogs and other mediums that can be globally accessed and this projects us in a bad light. And of course the bad ones too are doing a reeeeally good job making the impression stick.
      Nigeria sha…Great people. Great nation

      • cynthia January 24, 2013 at 9:20 AM

        so true

    • Xtsy January 24, 2013 at 1:25 AM

      Another country off my list

    • foluke January 24, 2013 at 1:27 AM

      This racism really has to stop! It doesn’t bring advancement rather it hinders progress and development.

    • HABBA January 24, 2013 at 1:53 AM

      my friend went to malaysia and he had the worst time of his life! Asian people in general only worship WHITE PEOPLE! they put them in a pedestal and worship them. am i shocked by this account? absolutely not. this is why i am sick of Africans always respecting others that come to our continent. And Nigerians need to respect themselves because these people can even plant drugs on blacks

    • ibukungeorge January 24, 2013 at 2:06 AM

      Oh my!It’s so sad.

    • NNENNE January 24, 2013 at 3:15 AM

      All of you shouting Igbo, what about the Yorubas? Please do your research on drug trafficking ,credit card fraud among Nigerians and remain mute please.
      Every tribe has it’s bad eggs!

    • Phunkie January 24, 2013 at 3:47 AM

      The blogger is making alot of sense. We visited singapore, Malaysia and India as teenagers and i remember that we were stared at like ‘lab experiments gone wrong’, most especially in India.

      My sister who lives in the Uk and is a British citizen went to Thailand a few years ago (with her British passport) and when she told me about the impending trip i was horrified! The images of the movie BANGKOK HILTON are still very fresh in my mind. The movie showed how innocent tourists are setup and victimised on this same drug trafficking issue; right from the airport on arrival.

      She, on the other hand said she had mad fun! I certainly am not interested in trying in the next gazillion years!!

      Please let us all be guided, we are not welcome everywhere, even as close as Benin Republic (cotonou)and i can say this because my parents live and work there. God bless Nigeria and Nigerians.

    • ao January 24, 2013 at 4:53 AM

      All these comments about how its “always Igbo people, hiss” and “Igbo boys never learn” are beyond stupid.

      • cynthia January 24, 2013 at 9:23 AM

        Yup so many Nigerians are flipping tribalists, cant see beyond their nose. One of the main problems with Nigeria. And I am not Igbo before someone abuses me. We are strong together, not as fractions but people are too narrow minded to understand this. Hiss!!!!

    • Phunkie January 24, 2013 at 5:33 AM

      @ AO: I agree, the comments are rather harsh seeing as the Nigerian population especially in malaysia is a mixture of Hausas, Yorubas and Igbos and a fraction of other tribes.

      However, I got some first hand information a little while back from my mother’s friend who is Sierra Leonean….born and bred there.

      According to her, before they knew of the other Nigerian tribes, they thought it was only Igbos that were from Nigeria. She said the Igbos were the ones that introduced the drug trade there.

      I dont say this to create any bad blood or sour feeling, but thats just the way some of us are viewed in certain circles because of the mistakes others have made in the past.

      We shouldnt forget also, that alot of Western and Northern boys that live in Malaysia under the guise of studying, have been in the news lately and are being investigated for 419 and drug related offences.

    • iromuanya amaka augustar January 24, 2013 at 6:24 AM

      Wht a ashamed.some Nigeria guys need to be careful.

    • Shelini aka miss Shelly January 24, 2013 at 7:06 AM

      This is sooo true!! I’m a Kenyan student living in Malaysia and what the blogger is saying is absolutely true. The racism goes as far as in class when lecturers pretend or don’t bother to find out anything about africa and will always make it seem like we’re still living in the bush among animals.

      I’ve even had a lecturer refer to Africans as “the blacks or niggers” out rightly then didn’t bother to apologize. He constantly refers to africa as a country and assumes that we all know each other. I was once asked if I knew someone from Senegal. Despite me trying to explain that it’s a continent, he wouldn’t listen and shut me down.

      Then alas we get Macedonian students and he actually went out of his way to read about their country and even mentioned it!!!!

      Malaysians (not all but most) are racist and not very well educated and fear the unknown. I’ve been profiled so many times, but it’s way harder for men.

    • luqman January 24, 2013 at 7:53 AM

      This is not all about centered particular crime to one tribe, we are all victims except Hausa people bcos they don’t normally travel out of Nigeria shore except those ones schooling abroad. I’m a Yoruba guy and i have seen so many Yoruba people engaging in Yahoo Yahoo and drug trafficking, so no one is excluded and those Westerners does not know the different between us since they see us as one Nigeria but we Nigerians sees ourselves differently most especially if evil deeds has been perpetrated by someone from other tribe whereby u would see some bigot and jackass Nigerians segregating themselves, making other tribes looked inferior as if the remaining tribes are “Holier than thou.” , committing a crime is not affiliated to race, religion, tribe, color and countries since we have good, bad and ugly people in every nation.

    • ANGEL January 24, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      Sad story.Nigerians always want to show themselves outside,that I cannot fathom.They want to have everything in the world.

    • Olufunmi January 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Nigerians do crazy stuff all for show off mtchewww..n ohh we all know Malaysian law is strict about drug trafficking.. so i’m not sorry for anyone caught or hanged :|
      YCFOnline.com

    • chioma January 24, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      Omg did yall forget abt the ones that come back to promise 9ja ladies heaven and earth. I look at the guy and I knew he was a yahoo guy. Bad news, bad for marriage. Ladies we need to careful, is better u marry a guy that work in bank at u see at nights or weekends than most guys frm mala. Four year u have nt seen him but he comes to 9ja every year. Don’t get me wrong he will buy a nice car and house but everything he says is all lies. Am out of point to what u guys are talking abt but I know am talking to the ladies in 9ja abt this so called malasia guys. Not good for married worst than any kind of guys outside the country.

    • asgrl January 24, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      Quick research on Thai prisons led me to this 2004 BBC documentary on Bang Kwang Prison in Bangkok. From minute 18 you see the profile on the Nigerian prisoners in solitary.

      I believe that criminal offenders should experience the full consequence of their actions. However to assume that all drug smugglers do so to show-off material wealth is intellectually dishonest and turns a blind eye to the factors that promote crime in Nigeria.

      And the reason why foreign governments and citizens are able to treat us like crap is because they see our own government treats us like crap. Yes we can all sit in our homes and de-cry the criminals and say “Oh yes they deserved what they got”. But just remember that God Forbid you find yourself in a bind that is not even criminal in nature, these attitudes from foreign governments or the Nigerian diplomatic Corps will not differ in process.

      Part 1 youtu.be/aFo8P7RG5Fw
      Part 2 youtu.be/zIbJ0-JiO1w

    • chioma January 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      Story of mala guys cont. So I went out wit my friend who is dating this guy that say study in mala. I could tell everything he saying was a lie. Don’t get me wrong I had fun, they openin moet like its 5naira. I knew nobody that work 9 to 5 will send money like that. Did I tel yall the one friend that the mala husband is in jail, lives in nice house and cars but no money maint. Or the one that has nt seen her hubby but he comes back and stays in hotel witou the girl knowing. Is nt good to put all heads in one basket but most of them are like that and most is a large number. The probablity of getting a nice guy frm mala is less. Heavy drinker, pot smoker. Womanizers, fruad, be wise ladies unless u want to just have fun. Me am lookin 4 husband, maybe have my weding on BN and live happy (together) . Wish me luck people.

      • Joyce January 24, 2013 at 4:05 PM

        @Chioma, I wish you luck. Your husband will locate you this year. Amen.

    • Naa January 24, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      Its very sad and i hate to read this about a neighbouring country. Now evry black person esp from West African is considered a Nigerian and discriminated against anywhere you go to.
      i plead that we( other blacks n Nigerians ) change your attitude towards quick money to make life easier for us outside the continent.

    • Stella Kashmoney January 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      This is really sad. God help us.

    • Ajoke January 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Hmm, good article, very insightful.

    • oluchi January 24, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      This is a lesson to evrybdy, expecially drug pushers, yahoo boys, no body shld generalize ibo as the only drug pushers here, wat abt the guitarist and grand father dt was got pushing drug, may be his an ibo man too, lets not be counting ourselves as the most righteous bc the guy is got, no body knws 2moro.

    • DON'T CARE January 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      GOD WILL PUNISH THEM… DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY MALAYSIA PEOPLE THE HOLD WITH DRUGS OUTSIDE JUST TO JAIL AN RELEASE THEM GO TO UK, BRAZIL, AUSTRIA , ETC, YOU WILL SEE A LOTS OF MALAYSIA CATCH WITH DRUGS … WHY MUST THEY KILL .. CAN THEM CREATE SINGLE LIFE??

    • ifemi January 25, 2013 at 1:18 AM

      the death penalty for drug offences is very hard to understand and I don’t like it personally. But then again, I think about someone like Whitney Houston, someone sold her drugs and that’s what killed her. in the law, it’s life for life. the drugs people sell kill people everyday, take parents away from children, turn high class people into homeless folks. just think of Michael douglas’ son wallowing away in jail for 10years and even when they drug tested him in jail, he still tested positive. what did the parents ever do to deserve another person’s child leading their own in the path of death and destruction. just sad sad. people don’t think about the lives they are destryoying. just about the money

      • nelson March 31, 2013 at 8:33 AM

        Is it by force to buy drugs. Its a matter of choice, in fact i think the people that should be persecuted should be the buyers and not the sellers. Is just like a gun, nobody force you to buy it..Malaysia is a fucked up racist country, it has really changed me

    • Sara Adebayo January 25, 2013 at 2:16 AM

      When I was a kid! my parents and grandmother always told me: YOU ARE OUR AMBASSADOR, so behave with class and dignity the moment you step out of the house. And this is how i have always been all my life. i am so proud and behave with such a dignity wherever I go. I have never been disrespected and I have been to so many countries because of my work. No one sees nonsense on my face, I always carry myself with such a class and dignity. We have to start changing our behavior the way we eat, we behave, we talk, we think. .We have also to remember, BLACKS ( we blacks) we are not loved.. so this is why we have to be UNITED ..all Africains. I work for an international and well respected organization, but, it is the Africans who hate each other, stab your back, and destroy your name so you won’t advance. Africans we are wicked to each other, we gossip, we plant bad stuff to each other, we like to destroy each other. LET’S US CLEAN OUR HEARTS AND OUR SOULS and be united, let’s love each other, accept the success of each other and help those who fail. If we don’t we will continue to be backward and suffer.. As the whole world hates us, and sees us like kind of ” JE NE SAIS QUOI” Let’s united, and be one..instead of the bad things we are always doing to each other.. That is the only solution. Even the poor Indian who used Latrines, sleep in shacks in India when he comes to America and start making money, leaving in a descent apartment , eating hamburger and drinking coke, driving a car, after a while looks at blacks like he or she is better than them.. forgetting where he comes from.. LET’S UNITE.. AND BE ONE..STOP TRIBALISM, ETHNIC RIVALRIES.. THAT’S IT.

      • africanmami January 27, 2013 at 3:24 AM

        @ Sara Adebayo. thank you,thank you and thank you for your comment. We as Africans must be UNITED!!!!! The world looks down upon us. We are so smart and lovely people. We need to realize this.

    • Seun January 25, 2013 at 2:45 AM

      Our Government should be ashamed of them self.. They shouldn’t allow such to happen .. We re not safe, our gov can’t even stand for us not to die in another mans soil.. f- Nigeriaa forign policy. this shit need to stop.

    • uchenna January 27, 2013 at 6:11 AM

      This news is so heart breaking and some people’s response is so uncompassionate, Amaechi may be Truly guilty, but God’s Word says Seek justice and Love mercy. What petitions can we do to help appeal this sentence? My heart is so moved..what if it was your son, your brother, or your friend?

    • Hon. wale Ramson January 28, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      If we have a good government in Nigeria, am sure this guy life will be spared. Shame on you Malaysia nonsense, just because of – cannabis that a treat to any one’s life, ure then taking someone life because u claim is against ur religion. But according to ur same religion, Prophet Mohammed @ 54 marrying a 9 yrs old little girl and it is acceptable. Is that meant to be a paedophile or wat??? sorry John Amaechi Eze

    • HappyChiq January 29, 2013 at 1:58 AM

      Is there any special reasons why @yinx and @lana abi lani have no reply links to their comments??? They are obviously small minded people who are also myopic in sight. While I refuse to bow to the tribalism, I just want to say that I AM PROUDLY NIGERIAN! I AM PROUDLY IGBO! and I am proud of the accomplishments of Ibo people around the world! Keep rocking Ibos! That being said, I want to point out, the report said ‘Nigerian’ young man. When are we going to make this a Nigerian problem instead of pointing out tribes? Almost every other day, there is a story of one nigerian or the other caught trafficking drugs! some really old others young….all in a bid to keep up with the Jones. I cant see any other reason. You may get away with it today but tomorrow you may not! Can you stop already?????

    • Jessie Babalola March 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      I’m a Malaysian married to a Nigerian. It’s sad to hear that many Nigerians are being used to carry drugs to Malaysia. Certain amount of drugs that exceed the sitpulated amount resulting in dealth penalty. The law in Malaysia applies to ANYONE that are found harbouring, keeping or distributing with any drug substance found. If anyone found they are jailed or death penalty will be carried out. The greed of big money make such people to be drug mules unknowlingly risking their own lives.

    • maricar March 26, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      Too many poor in this earth or

    • Rogers March 29, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      I love your article straight to the point. I am currently doing my masters at City University Malaysia and all you’ve said’s true. By the way i have banked with Climb, may bank and public bank the indian language isn’t on the ATM machine just checked it out hahahaha you have eagle eyes…. Anyway i love your article great work.

    • Ayo May 4, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      Accurate to the teeth, this article is. And no, speaking the truth is in no way racist

    • Od Wonder October 23, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      Please Nigerians, stop trafficking drugs to malaysia for the sake of your lives.

    • Jay January 6, 2014 at 9:40 AM

      The article is soooo true and accurate! To everyone who says the writer is racist, wrong, stereotyped, misguided, etc… you have no idea what it’s like to live in Malaysia as a Nigerian. Cos if you do, you’d agree on every point. Why not take a trip down there to prove him wrong and stop speaking of what you know (have experienced) nothing about. Be very thankful you’re not there. You’re treated like you’re less of a human being than they are, or as @Phunkie right put it “lab experiments gone bad”. And by the way, not all Nigerians accused are truly guilty. Don’t believe everything you read in the news. Some accusations are conspiracies and schemes to rid the country of blacks. It’s just unfortunate for the innocent. I narrowly escaped being wrongly charged once. It wasn’t funny. Just because I’m black. I say again, be thankful you’re not in Malaysia.

    • Africanus2 February 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM

      The blogger , like many Nigerians seem not to want to blame his fellow Nigerians for the resurgence of the virulent strain of anti-black racism in many Asian countries. Nigerians have gone into many Asian countries and have been engaged in drug trafficking, credit card fraud, cyber scamming and every other criminal act under the sun because of greed. Now every enlightened black person on earth knows these people have issues with the black skin and it just takes little provocation to see them in their true racist colours.