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Woman Among 37 Illegals Detained In Kuala Kangsar

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KUALA KANGSAR – A woman was among 37 illegal immigrants detained in two separate raids conducted at a construction site here early today. Perak Immigration director Kamaluddin Ismail said in the three-hour Op Mega 2.0 conducted from midnight, immigration enforcement personnel detained an Indonesian woman and six Indonesian men, a Bangladeshi man and four Myanmar…

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Immigration Will Work With ATM To Train PASTAK

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PUTRAJAYA – The Immigration Department of Malaysia will work with the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) to train its elite team, the Special Tactical Team (PASTAK), to strengthen the team’s ability. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said he had met ATM chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor to discuss further courses…

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Johor Plans To Ease Traffic At CIQ

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JOHOR BARU – Creating more lanes and opening up those allocated for heavy vehicles to cars – these are Johor’s plans to ease traffic at the highly-congested Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex. The state wants to introduce flexible traffic flow in the area since it is undoubtedly Malaysia’s busiest entry and…

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Immigration Officers Charged With Smuggling Migrants

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SEPANG – Two immigration officers were charged at the Sessions Court here today with three counts of smuggling in migrants from Bangladesh at the KL International Airport (KLIA) last November. Abdul Faiz Hannan Ibrahim, 24, and Adly Affandi Abdul Rahim, 34, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charges were read to them…

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Zahid, Sarawak Cm Visit Tebedu ICQS Complex

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TEBEDU (Sarawak) – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today made an official visit to the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex in Tebedu at the Malaysia-Indonesia border. They arrived at the complex at 10.20 am and were briefed by the representatives…

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Kelantan Immigration Foil Human Trafficking Attempt

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KOTA BHARU – Kelantan Immigration arrested two local men, aged 23 and 27, who had smuggled in 17 illegal immigrants via the Malaysia-Thailand border in Kelantan on Friday. in a statement here, its director Wan Mohammed Saupee Wan Yusoff said the snakeheads were caught in Kampung Tersang, Jeram Perdah, Pasir Mas at 11.30pm. All 17…

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Kedah Immigration Dept Detains 33 Immigrants In ‘Op Mega’

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ALOR SETAR – The Kedah Immigration Department detained 33 illegal immigrants (PATI) from various countries in operations codenamed ‘Op Mega’ which were carried out at two separate locations around Alor Setar, yesterday. Its director, Zuhair Jamaludin said the operations from 11.30 last night until 2.45 this morning involved inspections at construction sites and ‘kongsi’ houses…

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Six Foreign Workers Detained In Tawau

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TAWAU – Six foreign workers, including two women, were detained by the Immigration authority in in operations conducted here last night. Head of the Tawau Immigration office, Noraini Rasi, said the operations, which began at 8.30 pm, were conducted at food stalls near Pasar Gantung, Jalan Klinik Tawau here. “The foreign workers, comprising four Indonesian…

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Public Urged To Report Employers Hiring Illegals

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Immigration Department is urging those who know of individuals employing illegal immigrants to report them to the department immediately. Its Enforcement, Investigation and Prosecution Division chief, Saravana Kumar Marimuthu said illegal immigrants working in eateries and employed as maids were among the most difficult to detect. “It is difficult to detect them as they are in closed…

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Public Urged To Report Employers Hiring Illegals

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Immigration Department is urging those who know of individuals employing illegal immigrants to report them to the department immediately. Its Enforcement, Investigation and Prosecution Division chief, Saravana Kumar Marimuthu said illegal immigrants working in eateries and employed as maids were among the most difficult to detect. “It is difficult to detect them as they are in closed…

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Immigration Forms Elite Team To Handle High-Risk Raids

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PORT DICKSON –  The Immigration Department is currently in the process of setting up a special force that is known as the ‘Elite Team’ to handle high-risk raids. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the establishment of the team would also strengthen the role of the department as an enforcement agency. “This is the…

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9 Held In Enforcement Operation Off Sandakan

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SANDAKAN – An integrated operation over two days up to yesterday in the waters between Sandakan Bay and Libaran Island resulted in the detection of 28 immigration and port authority offences and the arrests of nine people. The operation was conducted by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), Marine Operations Force, Immigration Department and Sabah Ports and Wharfs…

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Ops Mega: Kedah Immigration Detain 27 Illegals In Kuala Nerang

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KUALA NERANG – The Kedah Immigration Department detained 27 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar under  ‘Ops Mega’ that was carried out at two separate locations here  yesterday. Its director, Zuhair Jamaludin said in the operation that lasted from 3.15pm to 5.30pm, 22 Bangladeshi and five Myanmar men, aged between 21 and 53, were detained. “In the joint operation involving 15 immigration officers…

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Immigration Dept Detects False E-Cards

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SHAH ALAM – The Immigration Department has detected attempts to come up with a false Enforcement Card or E-card that it has been distributing to all illegal migrant workers who have to register to obtain these identification cards. Director-General of Immigration Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said today the department had detected 40 of these false E-cards since…

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22 Foreign Nationals Detained In Penang

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BUTTERWORTHM – The Penang branch of the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) detained 22 foreign nationals, including eight women, at several locations in the state yesterday and on Thursday. A spokesman of the Penang JIM said the department carried out checks around Bukit Mertajam, Perai and George Town before detaining all the foreign nationals aged between…

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KLIA Immigration Service Best In The World

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AMSTERDAM – The immigration service at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has been adjudged the best airport immigration service in the world. The Skytrax World Airport Awards awarded the honour to KLIA at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal Expo in the Netherlands on Tuesday. Malaysian Director-General of Immigration Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the victory…

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29 Foreign Students Deported Last Year

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CYBERJAYA – Twenty-nine foreign students were deported last year for abusing their visas, including for being involved in immoral activities. Deputy Director-General (Control) of Immigration Department, Datuk Ibrahim Abdullah said 91,686 foreign students arrived last year and of the total, 674 were arrested for overstaying. The students arrested were from Bangladesh (413) followed by China…

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Teen Among 100 Refugees In Bangkok Cut Off By Trump

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BANGKOK: More than 100 refugees, including a teenager who had been on the verge of reuniting with his mother, have been left in limbo in Bangkok by Donald Trump’s refugee resettlement freeze, a UN official said Tuesday. The widely condemned order signed by the US president on Friday unleashed chaos and confusion across the globe…

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Canada Immigration Website Appears To Crash As Trump Lead Grows

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TORONTO: Maybe some Americans were serious when they threatened they would move to Canada if Republican presidential candidate became successful in his often polarising campaign for the White House. Canada’s main immigration website appeared to suffer repeated outages on the night of Nov 8 as Trump took the lead in several major states and his…

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Dept To Seize Bosses’ Assets

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SEPANG: Employers in the industrial sector who hire illegal foreign workers will risk having their assets and bank accounts frozen from next month. Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali warned them about a provision under Section 56(1) of the Immigration Act to freeze their assets although this had not been fully enforced yet. “It’s…

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Normal For Ministers, M’sian Royalty To Be Given Expedited Clearance At S’pore Checkpoints

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SINGAPORE: It is normal practice for Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to give expedited clearance to ministers, ICA said on in response to media queries. ICA also confirmed that Family and Social Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin was travelling with 20 bus loads of people, who were his residents and grassroots leaders, on Sunday when…

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Elements Of Sabotage In MyIMMs Since 2010 – Immigration Dept

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Immigration Department has found elements of sabotage in its system (myIMMs) dating back to 2010. Immigration director-general Datuk Sakib Kusmi revealed this to Bernama when asked to comment on Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement on Monday in regard to the issue. According to Sakib,…

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Immigration Officer Transferred After Videos On Assault Go Viral

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PETALING JAYA: A female immigration officer who allegedly beat a foreign detainee is now under investigation. Three videos uploaded onto Facebook showing the woman punching and kicking the man have gone viral with one of them garnering over 400,000 views. Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Sakib Kusmi said the officer has been transferred out of…

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1,646 Job Vacancies In Immigration Department To Be Filled From February, 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR: The 1,646 job vacancies in the Immigration Department will be filled in stages from early next year. Its deputy director-general (Management), Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Rahman said from the figure, 484 candidates for grade KP17 posts and 70 for the grade KP27 posts were expected to report for duty in February, 2016. “To…

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Police Nab Man Suspected Of Employing Illegal Immigrants

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KOTA KINABALU: A 59-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of employing foreign nationals without valid work passes as well as protecting them. Sabah Criminal Investigation Department chief, Datuk Salehhudin Abdul Rahman said the man was detained in a raid on a premises at a nearby hotel at around 4.15 pm yesterday (July 5). “On inspecting the premises…

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Immigration Counters To Close For Prophet’s Birthday

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PUTRAJAYA – The Immigration Department counters which operate on weekends will be closed on Saturday (Jan 3) and Sunday (Jan 4) in conjunction with Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. According to the Immigration Department statement Wednesday the closure, however, did not involve the Immigration counter at the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC). – BERNAMA

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Immigration Dept Launches Express Lanes At KLIA, KLIA2

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SEPANG – The Immigration Department today launched two express lanes at KL International Airport (KLIA) and KL International Airport 2 (klia2) to facilitate the arrival and departure of travellers from the Asean countries as well as those from other countries with long-term visa. Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim launched the Asean Lane as well the…

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