Raids against illegal immigrants in Malaysia currently off, says Minister

PV Desk : Malaysia has suspended its crackdown on Bangladeshis staying there illegally, because of the Bangladesh government’s initiative, according to the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister.
“According to their deadline, the illegal immigrants can sort out the legal issues by December. But they had started the raids suddenly. Then our government reached out to them about this and they stopped the crackdown,” Nurul Islam told a seminar at the ministry on Sunday.

Malaysia’s immigration department had accepted applications for temporary work permits or Enforcement Cards (e-cards), which is mandatory for any immigrant worker with proper documents to extend their stay, for the past four months. The deadline ended on Jun 30.