And they love sensational news and quotes from anyone who's willing to offer any.
But in the case of Ashraf Rossli's parents, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
‘The system in Britain makes people lazy. In Malaysia, if you want to earn money, you have to work. And if you want to earn more money, you have to study hard.
‘In Britain, people who work pay tax and it goes to people who do no work. I don’t understand that.’
You don't understand that?
Like it never happens in Malaysia where one race gets the benefits without putting in the effort?
Do we not have our own brand of thugs on bikes called Mat Rempits? Have we no UMNOputras who plunder our riches -- timber, oil & gas -- and sell us off to Australian rare earth companies in exchange for huge sums of money?
And if we had to get personal, did their son really deserve the scholarship to study in the UK, to begin with? Was it based on merit or skin colour?
I don't believe in Britain's system of giving away handouts and benefits. But I don't believe in Malaysia's institutionalised racism either.