Govt to review MM2H programme, says Tourism Ministry

PETALING JAYA: The government is set to review the present Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) requirements to make it more flexible, says the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry.

It said the decision was reached after a meeting between its minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ruji Ubi on Tuesday (April 18).

The ministry added that Tourism Malaysia would promote and provide recommendations for applications via a filtering process through MM2H one-stop centre.

"The centre would help process applicants for the programme and gather all the information needed to be forwarded to the Home Ministry and Immigration Department for processing and issuing the MM2H pass," it said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (April 19).

It added that visa on arrival facilities (VOA) for tourists from China and India were discussed, and said that the Home Ministry has agreed that it is beneficial and should be continued.

The ministry added that Tiong said that Asean countries like Indonesia have opened VOA facilities for other countries, and that this must be expedited so Malaysia can make the most of the opportunity.

A news portal recently reported that the MM2H programme had a 90% drop in applicants due to strict requirements by the government.

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