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Oct 17th 2020, 3:18 am
Replies: 71
Views: 7,119
Posted By ssoomro

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

Good Share Epicurious....I think if something good has to come out of suspension of MM2H program, internal (MY based) business and social/political pressure needs to come into play, a number of...
Oct 4th 2020, 4:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Official MM2H Survey to Assist Reform

That is indeed correct, i was also intrigued by excessive number of question around how many times you visit MY and how much you spend every time etc. There seems to be obvious disconnect between...
Sep 30th 2020, 2:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Official MM2H Survey to Assist Reform

I took the survey.. it does ask a lot of questions about time and money spent and frequency of visits to MY, and it does ask about the preferences in benefits etc. I left a number of comments based...
Sep 29th 2020, 5:39 am
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Official MM2H Survey to Assist Reform

is this for real.. looks like someone has been reading the discussion threads here and decided to formalize the "How to improve MM2H" thread .. i recommend let put in our $0.02.
Sep 18th 2020, 6:40 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Good Post RA.. (as always) . .somethings to ponder over .. I think the current hold up in the MM2H processing etc is related to pandemic and/or Malay internal politics more than concerns over tax...
Sep 17th 2020, 3:02 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

A couple of interesting articles online today . .made me think the reason for suspension of MM2H program may not be entirely Covid-19 related :
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Sep 8th 2020, 3:20 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

well RobSG.. different strokes...and different experiences.... i have traveled extensively in Central/South America.. while Costa Rica and Panama are relatively safe.. on the surface.. the menace of...
Sep 7th 2020, 3:10 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

In general, while the Pensionados programs in central/latin america provided better overall set of benefits and value for money.. they are not entirely free of negatives .. with social issues around...
Sep 7th 2020, 3:02 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Seems like a competitive program... but comparing Dubai to MY will be apples to oranges.. Cost of living in Dubai will be comparable to Singapore not KL.. there are some obvious tax advantages to up...
Sep 6th 2020, 5:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Revisions to the Sarawak My Second Home Program!!!

I am ROFL (Rolling on the floor laughing) reading RA's post on new requirements of S-MM2H program... So a bunch of bureaucrats/pols got together and decided to put together a "program to ATTRACT...
Sep 6th 2020, 5:11 am
Replies: 71
Views: 7,119
Posted By ssoomro

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

I am ROFL (Rolling on the floor laughing) reading RA's post on new requirements of S-MM2H program... So a bunch of bureaucrats/pols got together and decided to put together a "program to ATTRACT...
Sep 3rd 2020, 6:10 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Here is my shortlist of some of the many reasons Bahasa Malayu (or Bahasa Indonesia) is one of the easiest language to acquire .. even for westerners ...here are my top 5 reasons:

1: Bahasa is...
Sep 3rd 2020, 5:44 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

I wanted to comment on the learning the local language part in a separate post.. mainly because its a topic that i feel is not given its due attention on these forums...Most travelers will agree that...
Sep 3rd 2020, 5:10 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Another very good post.. really enjoy reading your comments RA.. they are well researched and thoughtful. ..most of the posts on these forums are generally conversational, based on personal...
Sep 1st 2020, 8:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By ssoomro

Re: MM2H ten years visa renew

In other words.. Opacity is hallmark of Good Governance and Helter Skelter the official moto of bureaucracy in MY..are you sure you still want to renew you MM2H (LMAO).. did you sign up with...
Sep 1st 2020, 4:23 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Hi Rob.. thanks for your comments..interesting perspective .. a number of interesting topics can be sprung from your comments ... most importantly that of ..."Sense of Belonging" .. in a foreign land...
Aug 31st 2020, 6:09 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Another really good and useful post RA.. I am familiar with Kathleen Peddicord' excellent writings on living/retiring abroad. Like you.. I am an American (ok US citizen....i remember being frequently...
Aug 31st 2020, 5:00 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Great Post RA..:thumbup: thanks for the historical perspective. IMHO, despite the 'well discussed' limitations, bureaucratic/political issues, MM2H remains one of the better 'retirement programs'...
Aug 29th 2020, 4:12 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

You bring up some good points... a quick google search on "Best countries to retire to" brings up dozens of different lists :rofl:.. The answer to the question is highly subjective .. based on what...
Aug 28th 2020, 11:05 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

While indeed its true that the ethnic Chinese form the largest single group of applicants and recipients of MM2H, they have also been the target of most criticism and vitriol by the anti-MM2H pols...
Aug 28th 2020, 3:51 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Interesting excerpt from the same article (https://www.edgeprop.my/content/1452...ity-applicants (https://www.edgeprop.my/content/1452242/mm2h-attract-higher-quality-applicants)) ... "Meanwhile, the...
Aug 26th 2020, 3:42 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Hi WiredTight.. No you are not late (We havent passed our recommendations to Malay govt yet ....kidding :rofl:)

Interesting idea about a 2 (Two) Tiered Visa system.. something to chew on ..
...
Aug 25th 2020, 4:32 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

Well RA.. you have a career as Political Satirist waiting for you :thumb:.

All good point and generally all of us with some experience in MY agree. But most of us .. with some mileage in the so...
Forum: Philippines
Aug 24th 2020, 7:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Uninvited Guests

"No-See-Em" were the bane of my existence when i lived in FL.. they are too small to even see.. but carry a bitching sting.. lot worse than a mosquito bite.. if you lived anywhere near foliage...
Aug 24th 2020, 6:26 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By ssoomro

Re: Improving MM2H...New Qualifications and Benefits

RA.. your comment " problem that I've seen with MM2H is the use of the program as a political whipping boy" ...IS the reason to upgrade the requirements side of the equation. To take away the...
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