I was on the verge of throwing a hissy fit upon hearing that Malaysians could possibly require a visa to travel in the UK.
Perhaps I am presumptuous. Perhaps I consider it my birthright as a citizen of a Commonwealth country that I should freely roam the United Kingdom.
But now I'm beginning to understand why Malaysians, especially the women, have been raising severe eyebrows with our small but very much felt, presence.
We seem to have created a niche for ourselves in the world's oldest profession.
First we had good ole Sufiah Yusof. The government was falling all over itself to offer her a scholarship for her prodigious talents.
Except she appeared to have not just talent for math but for tricking herself out.
The government, true to itself, launched a programme to "save" her from her 23-year-old self, but like all other BN-government-related projects, it ended in dismal failure.
You'd think we Malaysians by then, had enough exposure (pun intended) with her highly advertised gig as Shilpa Lee (though I concede she wasn't all that hazardous to health)?
Nope. True to Malaysia-Boleh proportions (that is - C4, Sodomy and Judge-Fixing heights) we have another gem in the form of 22-year-old Noor Azura Mohd-Yusoff.
Now this female, renown not only for being a Malaysian prostitute, has the dubious distinction for brutality and savagery in dealing with other women who have the misfortune of messing with her boyfriend.
Perhaps she didn't have access to C4 explosives as some other notable Malaysians do, but it did not deter her one bit. Her victim was stabbed twice in the neck and decapitated whilst still alive, before being disposed of in a plastic bin liner.
I'm beginning to wonder if I should steer clear of women in their early twenties with 'Yusof' (and variations of it) in their last name. I would love to live for a little longer, if it's not too much trouble.
I can understand perfectly well why the British would reconsider before having any of us in the country.
And why not? We sure as hell have one heck of a reputation.
Malaysians are dangerous.