Immigration Dept to use new system to end fraud

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  • Friday, 26 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department is developing a new Integrated Immigration System (IIS) to replace the Malaysian Immigra­tion System (MyIMMs) which has been found to have been manipulated for fraudulent approvals of foreign labour quota.

Immigration director-general Da­­tuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the department was in the process of procuring the IIS system, where the tender for the system was opened to vendors in May and ends in August.“We will first assess the vendors who are interested in the tender of the system before launching the IIS system fully.

“If everything goes well, the department will issue an offer letter to the successful vendor in January next year,” he said.

Khairul Dzaimee said while the IIS system was being developed, MyIMMs would continue to be used with some improvements made.

Asked whether there were Immi­gration personnel involved in the manipulation and fraud in MyIMMs, he said disciplinary action would be taken against those found involved.

The department lodged a police report on the manipulation and fraud in MyIMMs and investigations ongoing, he said.

The Auditor-General’s Report 2018 Series 1 revealed several issues, including elements of mani­pulation and fraud in MyIMMs for foreign labour quota approval resulting in losses of revenue.

Following that, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said action would be taken by the Immi­gration Department based on the findings of the report.

Based on the audit for 2016 to 2018, there were manipulations to the system to create a quota for 123 companies to bring in foreign workers and the approved quota was found to be false. — Bernama

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