Malaysians who undergo overseas training need Immigration Dept's approval

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  • Friday, 10 Jul 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians who are assigned by their employers to undergo training abroad must get approval from the Immigration Department, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said Malaysians can leave the country for overseas training during the recovery movement control order.

“Yes, they can leave the country for this purpose. However, they must apply to the Immigration Department and get the authority’s approval to leave the country, ” he said on Friday (July 10).

Ismail Sabri said that five out of 832 Malaysians who returned from overseas on Thursday tested positive for Covid-19.

“They were taken to the hospital for treatment while the rest were ordered to observe home quarantine, ” he said.

From June 10 to July 9, a total of 14,750 Malaysians have returned from overseas.

On Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said that police arrested 10 foreign nationals for various immigration offences at roadblocks held nationwide on Thursday.

A total of 39,305 vehicles were checked at 67 roadblocks set up by the police on July 9, aimed to curb illegal entry of foreigners into the country.

Police have also arrested 76 individuals for violating standard operating procedures enforced during recovery MCO.

Ismail Sabri said that 12 people were arrested for taking part in activities in nightclubs and pubs while 52 others were caught for failing to observe social distancing.

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