Malaysia launches new prog to push illegal expats to go home

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

File photo of migrantThe government of Malaysia extended a special opportunity for illegal expatriates to leave the country without meeting any legal action, reports UNB.

A press release issued by Bangladesh high commission in Malaysia said a new programme named 'Back 4 Good' was launched to implement the plan which permits the expatriates, who entered the country without visa and who are overstaying there, to return home after meeting some ‘easy conditions’.

Starting on 1 August, the programme will be continued till 31 December this year, said the press release citing Malaysian home ministry.

The returnees will have to pay 700 Ringgit each for getting special pass and to submit their passport, travel documents and air ticket to Malaysian immigration.

Then the authority will provide a special pass to the applicant within a working day. He or she will have to leave the country within seven days after receiving the pass.

All the provinces except Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will be under the program.

However, the government of Malaysia took the initiative following discussions with its Bangladeshi counterparts at different times.

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