Malaysia not to grant amnesty for illegal immigrants: official

16:25, August 09, 2010      

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The Malaysian government has no plan to grant amnesty for illegal foreign workers in near future to prevent more foreign labor from swarming into the country, a senior official said Monday.

Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Hishammuddin Hussein made this remark here on Monday after launching an integrated system that links the 999 emergency number, closed-circuit television, geographical information system and digital map together.

Hishammuddin said that the Malaysian government did not want to attract illegal foreign workers to the country as this would pose threat to national security.

The Malaysian government once grant amnesty to illegal foreign workers to allow them to return to their home countries during a specific period with no actions taken against them.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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