PUTRAJAYA: As many as 790,186 Malaysians have been blacklisted and prevented from leaving the country because of various offences, according to the Immigration Department.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pic) said of the figure, the biggest group was 447,890 National Higher Education Fund loan defaulters.
Another 138,028 were blacklisted by the Insolvency Department with another 107,884 by the Inland Revenue Department.
A total of 7,024 people had been blacklisted by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), 6,091 by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and 1,543 by the Immigration Department.
"In connection to this, the Immigration Department with the cooperation of Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad has set up the Pre-Departure Blacklist Check Kiosk to help Malaysians before they leave for overseas," he told a press conference after the launch of the kiosk at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport here Monday (Nov 27). – Bernama
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