Foreigners in Malaysia liable to be deported

The Immigration Department has reminded all foreign nationals to abide by the current directives and regulations of government agencies.

The Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) has taken critical notice of recent social media posts around the issue of foreign nationals violating Malaysia's COVID-19 prevention SOPs, with some even deliberately challenging the authorities to take action against them.

As such, in a statement by the Director-General of the Immigration Department, Dato' Indera Khairul Dzaimee Bin Daud, the Department has reminded all foreign nationals to abide by the current directives and regulations of government agencies regarding COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures.

The statement noted: "The department will not hesitate to cancel the Pass and any immigration facilities that have been provided. They will also be deported to their country of origin and blacklisted from re-entering the country, as provided in Section 8 and Section 9 of the Immigration Act 1959/63."

JIM also reminded locals who are sponsors or employers of foreigners to be more responsible in ensuring that these foreigners comply with the instructions and laws of the country.


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