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August 30, 2018 6:01 AM Voluntary surrender programme ends at midnight tonight

PUTRAJAYA: The voluntary surrender programme or better known as 3+1 Programme, which was introduced in 2014 to resolve the issue of illegal immigrants in the country, will end when the clock strikes midnight tonight. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pix) said this was confirmed by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who earlier 55

August 29, 2018 6:10 AM Human trafficking: Three members of a family in remand

IPOH: Three members of a family are in remand for six days from today in connection with a human trafficking case involving 18 foreigners who were rescued during a raid at a factory in Kepayang, here yesterday. The remand order, which expires on Sept 3, was issued by magistrate Siti Salwa Ja'afar. The suspects, all women in their 20s and 40s, are believed 14

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 11

August 24, 2018 4:31 AM Migrants who stormed Morocco-Spain border sent back

MADRID: Spain on Thursday sent back to Morocco 116 migrants who had forced their way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta, in a mass expulsion condemned by human rights activists. "The 116 sub-Saharan migrants who entered Spain via the Ceuta border illegally yesterday (Wednesday) have been sent back to Morocco," the Ceuta prefecture said in a statement 13

August 12, 2018 8:51 AM Sabahan doctors, specialists would be encouraged to serve locally

KUNAK: Prospective doctors and specialists from Sabah will be encouraged to serve locally due to the shortage of staff in the state. Sabah Health and People's Wellbeing Minister Stephen Wong Tien Fatt said this was among the efforts taken by the state government to reduce the high doctor-patient ratio. "Prospective Sabahan doctors and specialists can serve 14

August 9, 2018 11:40 AM KL RTD issues 346 notices to foreign drivers

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 346 notices for various offences were issued by the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Road Transport Department (RTD) to foreign drivers during the PEWA Ops, a special operation to detect foreigners driving illegally in the Klang Valley from Monday until today. Kuala Lumpur RTD director Ismail Mohd Zawawi said 145 foreigners driving 13

August 2, 2018 9:52 AM National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land: Xavier

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land in the country, said Water, land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar (pix). Xavier Jayakumar said at present under Section 433B of the Code, the State Authority had the authority and right to give approval to foreigners to own land. "If we want to do something 12

July 25, 2018 9:49 AM Robbery at Isa Samad's residence

NILAI: A robbery took place early today at the residence of former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, near here. Three men, believed to be foreigners, wearing masks and armed with machetes and knives broke into the double-storey house in Nilai Springs Heights at 4.55am and robbed the occupants of RM14,900 in cash and valuables, said Ngeri Sembilan 9

July 16, 2018 10:52 AM Huge drugs haul intercepted in Bali: Indonesia police

DENPASAR: Bali police said Monday they had intercepted a huge haul of Australia-bound cold relief tablets that contained a key ingredient for making illicit drugs. Some 600,000 pseudoephedrine tablets being sent from South Korea to Australia were found during a stopover on the Indonesian resort island, they said. Indonesian authorities said they were tipped 68

July 16, 2018 7:32 AM 2 foreigners charged for the murder of a Grab driver

KUALA LUMPUR: Two foreigners, one each from India and Myanmar, were today charged at the Selayang magistrate's court for the murder of a Grab driver whose body was found in Taman Selayang Makmur in Gombak, here, last month. No plea was recorded from Sua Lay, 33, from Myanmar who is a vegetable seller and holds a UNHCR card and Gurpreet Singh, 23, a lorry 17