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Immigration dept denies unfair treatment of Namibian envoy’s nephews

Immigration director-general says the department will send a letter to Wisma Putra to protest the high commissioner's actions.

Namibian high commissioner complains of rude immigration officer at KLIA

Wisma Putra regrets incident involving the envoy's two nephews at the airport.

Immigration developing new system to replace MyIMMs

Immigration DG says this is to avoid manipulation and fraud such as that found in MyIMMs.

2 MPs question lack of action on Nigerian’s death

Kasthuri Patto and RSN Rayer say an independent committee must be set up to investigate Immigration department procedures.

Putrajaya unveils plan to send back undocumented migrants for good

Minister says undocumented migrants will be given five months to voluntarily leave the country after paying a RM700 compound, without risking arrest.

Audit finds fraud in foreign worker visa system

False information recorded in Immigration system to obtain temporary work visas, says Auditor-General

Family of Nigerian student only entitled to funeral expenses, says lawyer

M Visvanathan of EDICT says Orhions Ewansiha Thomas was not gainfully employed at the time of his death, and cites a court ruling barring family members from filing claims for exemplary damages.

Review SOP of Immigration Department

The Immigration Department must be held responsible for the deaths at detention centres.

Why did immigration take so long to verify Nigerian student’s status,...

Kasthuri Patto also took issue with the two-week time-frame the department says it needs to verify records of detainees.

No foul play in death of Nigerian student, says immigration

The department says Orhions Ewansiha Thomas was arrested during a raid in Kepong and remanded for two weeks to facilitate the verification of his documents.

US singer freed in less than 24 hours, says Immigration Dept

It dismisses claim that singer-songwriter Maggie Lindemann was detained for 5 days in a 'living hell'.

Deported Filipinos claim they were treated like animals at detention centre

A Filipino NGO says some of the women deportees claimed they were badly treated by Malaysian immigration officials.

Immigration to give priority to cases involving foreign kids

This follows furore over Filipino children being held at detention centre.

Detained Filipino toddlers to be released, deported on Wednesday

The Immigration Department also says the two toddlers have been provided access to a children's playground and other needs.

Tenaganita slams decision to continue holding babies in detention centre

The civil society group rubbishes the immigration detention centre's claim it has no knowledge of deportation order on two Filipino toddlers.

87 foreign workers held in Penang for flouting immigration rules

The workers from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India and Indonesia were detained at a site where two blocks of serviced apartments are being built.

Firm accused of making millions from foreign students denies allegations

Scicom says it has an unblemished record and has done more than what is stipulated in the contract with an education ministry firm.

Prestariang files RM732 million claim over axed immigration control project

It says the government unilaterally terminated the concession agreement by way of expropriation, which took effect on Jan 22.

Protect Cambodian girl, don’t place her in detention centre, says Tenaganita

With credible allegations of abuse, torture and degrading treatment of those held there, the civil society group says the detention of a child in such a place goes against international norms.

Immigration Department to probe bullying claims by French researcher

The department will also assist police in their investigations into the 'misunderstanding' between researcher Sophie Lemiere and immigration officers at klia2, says director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud.

Putrajaya cancels Prestariang’s immigration control system concession

Prestariang Berhad says it is discussing its compensation with the government.

63,000 foreigners barred from entering Malaysia, says Immigration DG

They were found to have committed offences under the Immigration Act.

Malaysian passport 5th most powerful globally

Immigration Department director-general Mustafar Ali says the recognition by Global Passport Power Rank 2018 is due to its high-security features.

Why the clashing statements on IMM13, asks Sabah opposition leader

STAR president Jeffrey Kitingan urges the Sabah government and the Immigration Department to come clean on the issue of IMM13 refugee card holders in Sabah.

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