Most foreigners in Jln Silang area have proper papers now, says Immigration Dept


KUALA LUMPUR: Most foreigners at their preferred meeting points on Jalan Silang and Lebuh Pudu here were found to have proper documents when screened.

Immigration deputy director-general (Operations) Jafri Embok Taha said this followed a recent operation there which saw a number of undocumented migrants taken in.

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"Most of them there have full documentation such as a temporary work permit for foreign workers (PLKS) and Workforce Recalibration Programme (RTK 2.0) card.

"Both locations are points for them to meet one another," he told reporters after Ops Sapu in Brickfields on Monday (Jan 1).

On Dec 21, a massive multi-agency dragnet spearheaded by Bukit Aman's Internal Security and Public Order Department saw 1,101 undocumented foreigners detained at Jalan Silang and the areas around Kota Raya.

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On hotspots for undocumented foreigners detected recently, Jafri said the department is working with the police to take further action.

"(This will be in the form of an) operation... conducted jointly with the police and local authorities," he said.

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