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Immigration DG: Hiring foreign maids takes only 8 days

Mustafar Ali says from Jan 1, employers can use the new Online Maid System to hire maids from nine selected countries.

Imams cancelled because my officials misunderstood me, says Nazri

Tourism and Culture Minister says he decided to cancel the system as some people in his ministry had misunderstood what he actually wanted from the system to manage umrah visas.

1 day after launch, Putrajaya cancels new umrah management system

Tourism and culture ministry sec-gen says feedback from public and industry players resulted in cancellation of service to process visas for pilgrims.

Immigration officers nabbed over suspected involvement in smuggling syndicate

The department's director-general warns that these officers could be dismissed.

Another suspect held after RM13.5m found in Sabah vice den

However, source of money found during a raid by Immigration Department on Friday is still unknown.

A-G’s Report: Foreigners issued i-Kad still picked up by cops

A-G suggests that the identification card be properly gazetted and recognised under Immigration Regulations.

DAP: Zahid fails to clear ‘conflict of interest’ issue

Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim says Zahid failed to clear the air over the status of his aide earning hundreds of millions of ringgit as an immigration contractor.

Illegals using blank passports issued by their embassies

Sabah Immigration Department says although such cases are not considered serious, they would not take the matter lightly.

Direct domestic workers recruitment, govt must get it right

Writer calls for government to avoid disconnect that usually takes place between policy and implementation after proposal for direct recruitment from 9 countries.

Immigration Dept cripples fake E-Kad syndicate in Sabah

‘Datuk Seri’ said to be mastermind behind syndicate, with illegal immigrants charged between RM1,100 and RM1,200 per card.

Cops face action over unauthorised search on foreigners

Bukit Aman says 5 policemen found to have breached SOP that such inspections are carried out jointly with immigration department, will face disciplinary action.

Failure to sing Negaraku sees woman arrested

Immigration officers nab 20-year-old woman at flats during raid, after she is unable to fulfil request to sing national anthem to prove she was a Malaysian.

Nigerian falls from 5th floor while evading arrest

The man fell from an apartment at Flora Damansara while attempting to evade arrest during a special police operation early today.

Sivarasa: My staff were set up

MP believes they are being framed by persons involved in an allegation of corruption he had made at a press conference last month involving the Immigration Department.

Sivarasa’s political secretary, 2 others remanded for 4 days

The trio were remanded to assist in MACC's investigations into corruption claims involving RM20,000.

Zahid: Govt will not allow gay party in M’sia to proceed

Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi says organiser of 'White Party Bangkok' has yet to apply for a permit for the gay event.

Device to check travel status available soon at KLIA

Immigration Department DG says the device can be used voluntarily by outgoing passengers before heading to the Immigration counter.

Illegals who surrender can return to work in Malaysia, says DG

Undocumented foreign workers have until the end of the year to give themselves up and pay RM400 to be eligible to work legally in Malaysia in the future under certain conditions.

Ghosts in the Malaysian immigration system

The influx of foreigners into the country brings added responsibilities and complexity in securing the borders and tracking those already in the country.

Luxury sex den, torture room found in Tawau

One of the three premises raided by immigration officers is believed to have offered sex services costing thousands of ringgit.

Mansor: PKR stands with Penang govt, will not punish Norlela

Penang PKR chief says issues she had brought up on an illegal factory that led to the arrest of DAP man Phee Boon Poh were in her capacity as Penanti state assembly representative..

MP scorns latest bid against spread of illness

Charles Santiago questions the effectiveness of installing biometric systems at Fomema clinics.

Ops Mega: 5,065 illegals, 108 employers nabbed since July 1

Immigration director-general Mustafar Ali says employers can avoid prosecution by sending back migrant workers through the Voluntary Deportation Programme.

Bangladeshi conmen demand RM10,000 for RM100 E-cards

Bangladesh newspaper chronicles the suffering of Bangladeshi illegal workers in Malaysia at the hands of their own nationals, who take them for a ride.