Malaysia Racist Immigration Officer Shouts At Family Because She Thought They Were Chinese - What Does Chinese Have To Do With How You Yell At OKU & Senior People?” - The Coverage

Malaysia Racist Immigration Officer Shouts At Family Because She Thought They Were Chinese – What Does Chinese Have To Do With How You Yell At OKU & Senior People?”

Going through the immigration checkpoints are already such a hassle and what’s even worse is that if you happen to encounter an extremely unpleasant immigration officer who would go out of their way to make your journey back home even more tiring.

Fitness Model for GQ, Gillian Benjamin recently posted her unwelcoming experience at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Tuesday when she met face-to-face with a verbally rude immigration officer.

She published her Facebook post on Tuesday and it has since garnered over 2,000 shares. Her post shocked and angered many of her followers and Malaysians alike who have encountered similar situations.


When Gillian and her parents both approached the immigration officer at the counter, they were immediately demanded and shouted at by the officer to head to another counter claimed Gillian. Gillian stated, “She was shouting at my parents to go to counter no 31”

“The distance between my parents and her counter is just In front of us! It’s not a distance why should she shout at my parents?” added Gillian. Of course, Gillian stood up for her parents and told the immigration lady to be nicer when speaking to them.

However, when Gillian’s friend, Qhal requested the same thing, the immigration officer shouted back in reply saying that she wasn’t talking to him but to Gillian and her parents instead. (Saya tak cakap kat kamu! Saya cakap kat dorang!)


What’s more absurd is the fact that the immigration officer had the guts to question rudely about his ethnicity as if he wasn’t welcomed here. Gillian stated and claimed that she asked Qhal her friend if he was lost and questioned his ethnicity. (You kenapa? Sesat ke? You orang apa?)

Offended and already annoyed by her rudeness, Qhal stated that he was a local and a Malaysian but the immigration officer rudely replied to him saying, “How would I know? I thought they were Chinese!”

She also commented at Gillian by saying, “Look at the way she’s dressed, how would I know?” (Mana saya tahu! Saya ingat orang Cina! Dia pun pakai macam tu mana saya tahu?)

A customs officer checks the travel documents and passports of passengers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 9, 2014. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. Malaysia Airlines said on Sunday it now feared the worst for its missing plane more than a day after it went missing, and was working with a U.S. company that specializes in disaster recovery. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TRAVEL) - RTR3GA2M

At this point, Gillian had enough and confronted the officer for being rude to the entire family. She even pointed out to the officer that the way she dresses has nothing to do with being Chinese and that she was clearly being racist against them.

“What does Chinese have to do with the way I dress? A singlet top with shorts? What does Chinese have to do with how you yell at OKU and senior people?” Gillian stated.

The fact that they had uniforms doesn’t mean that they have the permission to be rude with everyone else or even the fact that they are even allowed to be racists against a particular race. The immigration officer even refused to provide Gillian her name when requested.

Comes to show the standards of attitude within the immigration department and how they treat others when no one else is looking. Not to say that all immigration officers are like that but the fact that they are the image and front line of what others see when they come into the country can be very hurtful to the country’s image.



  1. Chai Wun Fui

    September 10, 2018 at 16:33

    No civic subject in school, this the problem. Wake UP, Malaysia

  2. Ng Tuck Heng

    September 12, 2018 at 08:22

    Rude!!!! She is still in the coconut shell!!!

  3. Lina

    September 16, 2018 at 10:55

    The immigration lady concerned may hve suffered pemenstrual issues, squabbles with her life partner or some financial crises. To say she lacked civic’s education is not the reason.At that stage of her life, she should be mentally and emotionally matured enough to know that she is at the frontline of our country’s image.

  4. Gary

    September 30, 2018 at 13:53

    All M’sian working at frontline must seriously be screen by dept.head and in this case the dept.head should also be held responsible for their staff rudeness. I’m a M’sian and truly embarassed by this poor attitude. Clean up and make good changes to the responsible dept. Just a reminder here that every M’sian holds high expectation in this new gov’t of today that stands by the rule of law.

  5. Quinela

    May 2, 2020 at 04:08

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