KOTA TINGGI: The Armed Forces has detained 15 Indonesian nationals, including nine women, for entering the country illegally at Ladang Kurnia here.
The Third Malaysian Infantry Division headquarters said in a statement that its observation post spotted a boat approaching the coastal area near Ladang Kurnia at around 1am on Monday (Sept 20) morning.
“Based on this information, a team was sent to the location to track the suspects... half an hour later, we found 14 suspects hiding in the area.
"At around 9.30am, the team detained one more illegal immigrant near the same location.
“We detained five men and nine women aged between 18 and 48 years, all Indonesian nationals, for entering the country through an uncharted route,” it said.Read More »
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussien said the directive was issued by the National Security Council (NSC) following the Pandemic Management Special Committee Meeting on Wednesday (Sept 15), after taking into account public feedback and views on the MyTravelPass programme.
The Immigration Department will present the proposal to the NSC’s Covid-19 Technical Committee, he said in a statement here.
There are five categories of people who do not need to apply for approval through MyTravelPass to go overseas, namely diplomats and Malaysian ERead More »