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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.

Suhakam pushes for childcare, medical facilities at detention centres

Suhakam commissioner Lok Yim Pheng says migrant children should be in school and not in the same detention centre as adults.

Immigration DG: We were conducting census, not registering refugees

Immgration director-general Mustafar Ali says the department was actually carrying out a census on the number of children belonging to IMM13 holders in Sabah and not conducting new registration.

Upko demands answers on new IMM13 registrations in Sabah

Upko president Wilfred Madius Tangau asks who issued the directive, adding that the Sabah Cabinet has no knowledge of such an exercise.

Sabah immigration suspends new registration for refugee kids

This comes a day after videos of refugees swarming the department went viral on social media.

Don’t deport Syrian, human rights group urges Putrajaya

Lawyers for Liberty says the government should treat Hassan Kontar, who was stranded at KLIA for seven months, as an asylum seeker, not a criminal.

International prostitution ring crippled after PJ, Subang raids

Immigration Dept says the syndicate was offering sex services from foreign prostitutes using the WeChat app.

Deputy minister: Unfair to blacklist PTPTN loan defaulters

Teo Nie Ching says the Pakatan Harapan government believes that every citizen has a right to freedom of movement.

Immigration defends Kota Raya complex raid

It says its SOP stipulates that foreign nationals must have their actual passports or travel documents with them, and that those detained must be handcuffed.

Sabah DCM orders MAB, Immigration to buck up

Christina Liew says there have been complaints about the services provided by them.

Top advisory council to probe firm processing entry of Chinese tourists

A source says the Council of Eminent Persons is looking into claims of lopsided terms benefiting a local company processing applications by Chinese tourists.

Court dismisses Maria Chin’s travel ban appeal

Court of Appeal takes the stand that the matter has become academic and there is no travesty of justice as the ban on Maria has been lifted.

Stop barring people from leaving the country, says Suhakam

Suhakam chief Razali Ismail says proper reasons must be provided by the Immigration Department before any individual is placed on the blacklist.

Nothing wrong with Najib travel ban, says lawyers group

Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen says immigration authorities have right to stop individuals under police investigation from escaping the law.

Najib confirms he and Rosmah barred from leaving

Former premier says he will respect the order and remain in the country, after having planned a 'short break' overseas.

C4 tells MACC to act against money politics in GE14

The NGO says it is time for MACC to act as the federal and state governments are abusing government resources.

Datin in maid abuse case barred from leaving Malaysia

Immigration DG Mustafar Ali tells daily the department has received a court order blacklisting Rozita Mohd Ali from leaving the country.

PAC: Raise individual tax arrears limit to RM10,000

PAC chairman Hasan Ariffin says the current limit of RM2,000 is not suitable to present economic conditions.

Immigration warns illegals who run homestay businesses

Director-General Mustafar Ali says department is working with other authorities to take action on illegal foreign workers and employers who hire them in lodging businesses.

Passport, document forgery syndicate raking in millions crippled

The head, a Bangladeshi, had been forging passports and documents of several countries since entering Malaysia in 2005.

Migrant workers, expats may be deported over traffic offences

Immigration director-general Mustafar Ali says there will be no compromise regardless of the status of the foreign worker, if they are repeat offenders.

Immigration to open common inspection counter at KLIA

Immigration director-general Mustafar Ali says this is to ease passenger congestion at the airport.

School defied minister’s instructions, says child welfare society

Suriana Welfare Society says only education ministry can allow children to attend school without citizenship.

Stateless children in schools: Teo slams passport requirement

Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching says education ministry should not let immigration dept dictate criteria for stateless children to enrol into government schools.