PUTRAJAYA: Foreigners can enter Malaysia to be with their ill spouse if they can present official documentation of their partner's condition to the Immigration authorities, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“If one is a holder of a spousal visa, then you can enter the country without having to apply to Immigration. If not, get documents from the hospital or doctor to support your application to travel into Malaysia. There is no issue for spouses to travel in cases of ill health or death, ” he said on Wednesday (July 8).
Ismail Sabri was commenting on a report where a Singaporean man had pleaded for the government to allow him into the country so that he could be with his ailing Malaysian wife.
According to the report, CA Mahendran said that he has been separated from his spouse for the past three months after both countries sealed their borders amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The wife, 51-year-old A Kavitha is a diabetic who needs medical treatment but is facing difficulties in walking, and lives alone.
Mahendran claimed that although it was announced that foreign spouses are now allowed to enter Malaysia with permission from the Immigration Department, his attempts to get approval had been unsuccessful.