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MarchVolume 4, Number 3 Malaysia: New Law Prompts Exits Malaysia's new immigration law went into effect on February 1,when 1, illegal workers were detained and many illegal Bangladeshis attempted to leave Malaysia surreptitiously to avoid heavy fines.
Thailand's Immigration Police Bureau announced that it would try to prevent foreigners without proper documents from entering Thailand from Malaysia. Thousands of illegal Bangladeshis who had departed Malaysia were reportedly detained in southern Thailand in January, According to Thai authorities, "These Bangladeshi laborers are very happy to get caught in Thailand because they are fed and given shelter here.
The Malaysian government believes that up to 50, Bangladeshis are waiting on the Thai side of border for a chance to enter Malaysia. The Malaysian government crackdown began in January and many Bangladeshis are fleeing to Thailand.
The Thai border police went on full alert along the Malaysian border in February in order to prevent illegal aliens who were fleeing Malaysia's crackdown on aliens from entering Thailand.
In the past month, the Thai border police have arrested illegal workers who were pushed back to the Thai border by Malaysian police, according to the Thai government.
Someillegals in Malaysia had registered during the six-month amnesty period from July-December Another 5, illegal workers registered in an extended amnesty offer that permitted illegal workers to pay a fine and leave Malaysia without prosecution in January Malaysia has detained some 8, Myanmar nationals and announced that Myanmar has agreed to cooperate with Malaysia in identifying its nationals and accepting their return.
Malaysia returned 10, Myanmar nationals since Inthe Malaysian government spent RM 14 million to detain and deport illegal immigrants. Despite improved amenities and wages, UPAM estimated that there was a shortage of 87, workers in 42, in the oil palm sector, 10, in rubber estates and 35, in cocoa plantations.
Malaysia announced in February that its next target would be foreign professionals working without permits. Sarawak, which like Sabah has its own immigration policy, announced that there were 37, legal foreign workers, mostly Indonesians, in Sarawak, employed in the construction sites, agriculture, sawmills and plywood factories and service sector.
Sabah will offer the estimatedIndonesian and Filipino illegal immigrants a chance to legalize their status for six months between March 1, and August 31, Registered Indonesian and Filipino immigrants are allowed to work in the plantation, agriculture, fisheries, husbandry, construction, logging, manufacturing and mining sectors, and as house maids, shop and restaurant assistants and gas station pump attendants.
Each legal foreign worker in Sabah is allowed to have his wife and children under 16 with him.
No need for foreigners to join unions," Business Times, February 19, Sent packing," The Economist, February 8, Failure in this case resulting in a breach of section 6 (3) Immigration Act /63 (Act ) makes a person belong to the illegal immigrants under subsection 8 (3) (h) of the same act and face the risk of legal action and expelled from Malaysia.
Malaysia currently permits the entry of foreign workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, and has employer sanctions laws that permit fines of up to RM10,, caning, and jail for employers with five or more illegal alien workers.
The Mexican/American border is the most common access point for illegal immigration. This method of illegal entry accounts for roughly million illegal immigrant statuses in the United States.
The issue of illegal immigrant in Malaysia has rooted ever since before the independence and it becomes a major concern of the Malaysian government to tackle this issue in the best possible way.
Violating immigration laws is one way illegal immigrants con their way into earning more. And, if they return to their home countries undetected, there is no guarantee that they will not return to Malaysia. The Mexican/American border is the most common access point for illegal immigration.
This method of illegal entry accounts for roughly million illegal immigrant statuses in the United States.