The Immigration Department has issued a warning to all foreign nationals that they will risk being deported back to their country if they do not abide by Malaysia’s Covid-19 SOPs.
In a statement, Director-General Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said this comes after foreign nationals in the country violating SOPs and there are those who deliberately challenge the authorities to take action against them.
In this regard, the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) advises all foreign nationals to comply with the rules and regulations issued by government agencies, in regards to Covid-19 preventive measures.
He said that the department will not hesitate to cancel their travel passes and other immigration privileges.
In addition, they can also be deported to their country of origin and blacklisted from re-entering the country, according to Section 8 and Section 9 of the Immigration Act 1959/63.
“Besides that, we also want to remind Malaysians who act as sponsors or employers of foreigners to be more responsible in ensuring they comply with the country’s laws and regulations.” Khairul said.
Previously, an image of 2 foreigner walking around around the KLCC park without wearing a face mask had sparked a heavy debate on social media.
Netizens had accused the authorities for applying “double-standards” between locals and foreign nationals when enforcing the SOPs.
Last month, another foreign national, also known as “KLCC Karen”, was issued a RM3,000 fine for refusing to wear a facemask at a Dior boutique in Suria KLCC and later at the Bangsar Shopping Centre.
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