Large-scale ops after midnight to nab undocumented foreigners, says Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR: Action will be taken against those who commit any offence after the expiry of the repatriation recalibration programme, says Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (pic).

The Home Minister said the government has given those who wished to take part in the programme ample time to return to their respective home countries.

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"We are giving them (foreigners) until midnight tonight (to be successfully repatriated).

"They know they have to return by today (June 30)," he told a press conference at Bukit Aman on Thursday.

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He was asked to comment on the crowds of foreigners at various terminals including at KLIA and KLIA2 who are rushing to return to their countries of origin.

There were also reports of those stranded at airports and ferry terminals supposedly being duped by their agents.

Hamzah said the Immigration Department would conduct

large-scale operation to nab undocumented foreigners after the end of the repatriation programme.

"We will take action against those who violate the law, whether they are Malaysians or foreigners.

"Employers are reminded not to employ undocumented foreigners as it is an offence," he said.

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