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11,500 Illegal Foreign Workers And 272 Employers Have Been Detained Since Jun 30 2017

11,500 illegal foreign workers and 272 employers have been detained nationwide as part of a continuous operation conducted since the end of the E-card programme deadline on June 30. Firmer punishment, including whipping, awaits Malaysian employers who hire or give refuge to illegal foreign workers.

Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said he recently met with Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif to discuss the punishments to be meted out to employers who commit immigration offences.

“I have discussed (the judicial issues) with the Chief Justice, and he expressed his readiness (to mete out) the punishments, including whipping, to employers who are still stubborn,” he said.

Mustafar revealed this after leading a team of 39 officers and Department members on an operation to detain illegal foreigners at two construction sites here and in Kamunting. The operation began last night and ended early this morning.

Mustafar added that his Department will also punish employers who protect illegal foreign workers by freezing company assets.

As of 11.30pm last night, he said 11,500 illegal foreign workers and 272 employers have been detained nationwide as part of a continuous operation conducted since the end of the E-card programme deadline on June 30.

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Last night’s operation started at 10.30pm and saw 139 foreign workers checked and 45 detained for not having valid travel documents and misusing their employee passes.

“In this operation, 39 men, six women and two children, aged 1 month and 3, were detained and brought to the Ipoh Immigration Department for documentation, before being taken to the Langkap Immigration Depot for further investigation,” he said.

Mustafar also requested the cooperation of employers and local authorities on monitoring the construction of “rumah kongsi” in Taiping, which are deemed unsafe for habitation.

“On our side, there is no compromise with illegal foreign workers and we will continue conducting operations. But in terms of the safety of (legal) foreign workers, local authorities are looking into the aspects of their residential locations.

“For example, at ongoing construction sites, developers must prepare “rumah kongsi” (that meet minimum safety requirements),” he said.

Foreign workers News source: NST

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Malaysia Immigration Department To Start Freezing Assets of Employers Who Protect Illegal Foreign Workers

The Immigration Department will start freezing the assets of employers who hire and protect illegal foreign workers from next month (October 2016).

datuk_mustafar_aliIts Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pic) said that there is a provision under Section 56(1) of the Immigration Act to freeze assets and bank accounts of employers, however, it has not been fully enforced.

“We don’t want the public to get shocked when we finally take this measure come October this year. It’s not a new thing.

“We hope the media can relay the message to the public so that we can create awareness, as well as inform employers of the consequences they face when they protect their illegal foreign workers,” he said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Mustafar said the department has also discussed the matter with legal advisers.

“The department is giving employers until the end of this month to sort everything – including their workers’ travel documents, visas and permits,” he said.

On a separate matter, Mustafar said the department would consult with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation, Inland Revenue Board and Malaysian Insolvency Department to help solve the issue of blacklisted Malaysian travellers.

“We would like to suggest to these agencies to come up with a 24-hour help desk at the airport so that they are accessible to the public at all times.

“Although the Immigration Department is reachable at all times, the department is only a gatekeeper and all orders must come from these agencies,” he said.

We do not possess any authority or expertise to solve their issues. “Through this, we hope amicable solutions can be reached and the public’s travel plans would not be disrupted,” he added.

News source: TheStar

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