PUTRAJAYA, Nov 28 — A total 44,941 foreign visitors had been imposed the Not To Land (NTL) notice from January 1 until Oct 31 this year for not fulfilling the entry requirements, said Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.
Of the total, 20,676 were from Indonesia, India (6,398), China (4,793), Bangladesh (3,155), Myanmar (2,445) and the rest from other countries, he said.
During the system disruption at the KL International Airport (KLIA) in August, Khairul Dzaimee said NTL had been imposed on 365 foreign visitors for not meeting the entry requirements.
‘’During the disruption at KLIA, JIM (Malaysian Immigration Department) had take every tight control measure to ensure the national entry points were not penetrated,’’ he said in a statement today.
He said JIM would not compromise over the issues of security and sovereignty of the national entry points and firm action would be taken against any foreign visitor who was doubted or did not fulfill the conditions of entry at the national entry gates.
He said a foreign visitor who had a visa or complete documentation would still be examined thoroughly and precisely by the immigration officers before being allowed to enter the country.
All foreign visitors must comply with the regulations and meet the conditions of entry following the immigration examination’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and would be charged under NTL if they were not complied with.
They are: having a return ticket, accommodation booking, valid passport and has not expired, not on a black list, proof of adequate financing when in the country and visa for visitors from countries requiring a visa to come to Malaysia, he said.
Khairul Dzaimee said to ensure a high level of control and security at the national entry gates, the Ministry of Home Affairs had allocated RM20 million to install closed circuit televisions (CCTV) from January 1, 2020.
JIM also expanded the integration of the Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) data base system to ensure the data of passports which were reported missing were shared worldwide and could be detected if they were attempted to be used at entry points worldwide.
SLTD could also prevent the abuse of passports which were reported missing or stolen, he added.