Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shameless! (Behind the Story of Migrants Passport Issues)

It's been like a "decade" since i lost my precious passport. But after such a long way to finish the whole complicated-not-so-friendly passport pre-replacement procedures, finally i called KDEI to hear the "epilogue" of this case.

I called Mr. R, immigration officer in KDEI. It was a regular conversation, with Mr. R. But then it become no longer regular once the phone was changed over a woman. When i asked "How much money that i have to pay for replacing my lost passport, Mam?". She relaxingly replied "Around NT$2200, i don't do corruption...that's the real charge". *我不相信* "But i saw at the web, the original charge for my case is only NT$1000", i replied. She answered "Well, yes, but there is a fine for your negligent. Why did you lose your passport, though??". *sompr******

Astaghfirullahal'adziim..ishbir..ishbir..

It's been a REALLY BIG FUSS in Taiwan since the outburst of some articles published in one of Indonesian tabloid named Indosuara. The articles published by that mass media were pinpointed some extortion happened to be done by "john doe" at this place (*do i sound full of secrecy enough?). Of course, the victims were the migrants (*poor them). How in the world that they have to pay NT$2000 (IDR 600.000) whereas the factual charge is only NT$300 (IDR 90.000) for new passport applications ???? SHAMELESS. HEARTLESS.

Moreover, rumors surfaced vigorously about the officer of that place who tried to shut the migrants mouth up by giving back the migrants' extorted money. Including bold attempt to silence someone who published the related article in the reputable online media, as reported by the author himself, here. What a DRAMA ! *i feel like embarrassed to admit myself as Indonesian with such a "dirty" gov't officers around*

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hohohoho...
another 'misuh2' still comes up here... :lol:

bunga (馬莎莉) said...

Iya...hahahaaaa...;p *boleh dong sesekali, Pan*

kuku said...

huahahahahaha...
mesti ne kamu rekam Bunge..
biar tak kasih ke simulut besar bermuka dua.. hohoho

bunga (馬莎莉) said...

Xixixi, iya, Rince. Sayang sekali sdh terlalu "berasap" otak saya ini shg tak mampu berpikir gemilang untuk merekamnya ;p