CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Farming and business activities have slowed down in Cameron Highlands, a day after a massive operation against illegal immigrants there.
Checks by the New Straits Times on the highlands today showed most of the farms, whether legally or illegally, were reduced to just a handful of workers.
At some farms, there were no workers at all.
Meanwhile, checks at business premises in Tringkap showed most of the shops were not opened.
On Sunday, a massive operation to flush out illegal immigrants on the highlands led to the arrest of nearly 200 of them.
The operations, codenamed Ops Gempak Mesra, involved a total of 369 officers nationwide.
A total of 581 foreigners were screened, of which 181 failed to produce valid travel documentation and permits.
Immigration Department deputy director-general Datuk Sakib Kusmi said a more massive operation against the illegal immigrants would be launched soon.-NST