KUALA LUMPUR, January 1, 2024 – The Department of Immigration Malaysia (JIM) carried out a raid starting this afternoon in an Integrated Operation with Deputy Director General of Immigration (Operations) in the business premises area at Jalan Thamby Abdullah, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

The relevant operation led by Mr. Jafri bin Embok Taha, Deputy Director General of Immigration (Operations) also witnessed as many as 370 foreigners from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Philippines being checked. Present with Datu Ken Leben, Deputy Director General of Immigration (Control) and Tuan Mohd Jasmi bin Mohd Juwahir, Director of the JIM Enforcement Division.

An operation accompanied by 224 officers from the Enforcement Division of JIM, Special Tactical Force (PASTAK) JIM, National Registration Department (JPN) and the Civil Defense Forces of Malaysia (APM) after receiving public complaints about the flood of foreigners in the area. Some detained foreigners were found to have no self-identification documents, violating passport requirements, staying beyond time as well as other offenses violating the Immigration Act 1959/63, Passport Act 1966 and Immigration Rules 1963.

All detainees will be placed at Semenyih Immigration Depot for further action. JIM reminds public and employers not to protect unauthorized immigrants (PATI) or be forced to face legal action. People with information about PATI or any information that can assist JIM in implementing enforcement should appear to disseminate such information.

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