New immigration checks at Labuan ro-ro ferry terminal

LABUAN: Immigration checks at the Labuan roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) ferry terminal, which have been a source of much debate, will be carried out through a drive-through process starting today.

Labuan Corporation (LC) chief executive officer Rithuan Ismail said this was in line with the joint statement issued by him and the Labuan Immigration Department on Nov 24 that the concept was to ease the boarding process (outflow) of travellers onto the ferry.

“We will stick to our decision that the drive-through concept will be executed without requiring drivers and passengers to get out of the vehicle for immigration travel document checks.

“We are doing our best to ease (the situation) and provide convenience to travellers going through the Labuan ro-ro ferry terminal,” he told Bernama yesterday.

Rithuan was commenting on complaints that drivers and passengers were still required to go to the immigration counter for document checks, despite using the drive-through method.

Rithuan reminded travellers to be ready with their travel documentation before approaching the immigration kiosk at the terminal for a smooth outflow.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Stopping smut: New laws will make live streaming child porn a crime, says Azalina
Home Ministry: Nearly 700 citizenship applications received involving children born abroad to Malaysian mothers
Education Ministry considers hiring teaching assistants to reduce workload
Domestic Trade Ministry officers on prowl for profiteers, says Salahuddin
Proposal for industry players to take turns running Rahmah campaigns, says Salahuddin
Purchasers of commercial properties facing defects in a dilemma
HR, Finance ministries to discuss issue of workers still not receiving minimum wage
Lorry driver rescued from wreckage in Puchong accident
Three ministries to be involved in open toll payment system, says Salahuddin
Over 24,500 houses abandoned in peninsula as of Jan 31, says ministry

Others Also Read