Seoow Juin Yee

Seoow Juin Yee

Kuala Lumpur Correspondent, Lianhe Zaobao

Juin Yee joined SPH Chinese Media Group's Foreign News Desk in 2022. She is Lianhe Zaobao's Kuala Lumpur Correspondent, covering politics, economy and social trends in Malaysia. Juin Yee was previously a senior producer at Mediacorp, producing weekly current affairs programmes about international politics. 

Muslim devotees walk in a street market as they buy food before breaking their fast during the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kampung Baru neighbourhood of Kuala Lumpur on 18 March 2024. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP)

Are foreign Chinese spouses disadvantaged under Malaysia's immigration policies?

Malaysia has implemented several changes to its visa restrictions in order to encourage more foreigners to invest and reside in the country. However, obstacles remain aplenty in the process of permanent residency applications for foreign spouses, despite having set up roots and having families in the country. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Seoow Juin Yee looks into the matter.
Malaysia’s pro-business policies, low consumption levels and multicultural environment have attracted many new immigrants from China.

[Big read] Double-edged sword of more new Chinese immigrants in Malaysia

With the rise of China's middle class, an increasing number of Chinese are able to go abroad for studies or to do business. Malaysia’s pro-business policies, low consumption levels and multicultural environment have attracted many new immigrants from China. Lianhe Zaobao correspondent Seoow Juin Yee finds out more about the opportunities in Malaysia and the pushback from the locals.