Malaysia to act against illegal immigration

Malaysian Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Thursday that a large-scale operation would be conducted against the country’s illegal immigrants from Jan 21. Ahmad Zahid said the operation will kick off a day after the special programme on the management of illegal immigrants ends Jan 20, Xinhua reported. He said the cost of sending back […]

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Delays in issuing new passports almost resolved

Delays caused by the switch to the new Malaysian polycarbonate passports have almost been resolved. Immigration Department director-general Datuk Alias Ahmad said things have returned to normal in all offices except at the KDN Immigration Complex in Jalan Duta here which is still facing some glitches. “It was fine last week, but we faced some […]

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Ethnic Indian party in Malaysia faces new rival

The entry of a hitherto shunned ethnic Hindu body into the folds of the Prime Minister’s department has rattled Malaysia’s largest Indian-origin political party. The Malaysian Indian Congress has objected to Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) being given charge of the government’s Indian Affairs unit. The Hindraf is a coalition of 30 Hindu non-governmental organisations […]

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Why foreigners getting documents differ in Sabah, S’wak

Geographical and political factors are among reasons that differentiate the number of foreigners getting Malaysian citizenship in Sabah and Sarawak. These were highlighted in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) hearing on huge presence of illegal immigrants in Sabah, when it resumed Monday. Sarawak National Registration Department head Datuk Abu Bakar bin Mat, who was […]

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Recruiters see drop in OFW deployment to Malaysia with new medical requirement

Philippine recruitment agencies feared a drop in the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Malaysia after the Malaysian government required foreign applicants to electronically-upload their medical results as part of work requirements. Philippine Association of Manpower Agencies for Malaysian Affiliates (PAMAMA) president Buddy Curameng said the new requirement is an additional financial burden for […]

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