Dept keeping tabs on foreign students in Sabah


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 Mar 2006

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah immigration officers are keeping an eye on some nightspots here and in Penampang district that have been recruiting foreign students to work as guest relations officers. 

The move came in the wake of the deportation of 30 foreign students from Sabah last year after they were found to have violated conditions in their visas. 

Department director Jaffaer Henry said 938 visas had been issued to foreign students enrolled at three private colleges and a university in the state so far. 

Many of them were in Sabah to learn English. 

State Immigration Enforcement chief Mohd Fareed Abdullah said they were verifying information that some entertainment outlets were hiring these foreign students and drawing them into prostitution. 

Last week, Home Affairs Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said his ministry was monitoring five private colleges in the peninsula amid concerns over the abuse of foreign student visas and the possible involvement of the students in prostitution.  

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