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'Datuk' offers fake foreign worker card among nine arrested

Last update: 20/11/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 -- A director at an employment agency with a ‘Datuk’ title was among nine men, including an Indonesian, arrested after they were suspected to be involved in offering fake foreign worker card.

Immigration Director-General Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the arrest was made in a joint operation by the agency and police at a hotel here yesterday.

Various documents which use the Home Ministry (KDN) and Immigration letterheads were seized during the 3.30 pm raid, he said in a statement today.

He said investigations had found that the company conducted card registration activities for foreigners known as Malaysian Clarification Authority Card (MCAC) by using KDN and Immigration names.

"The agency was targeting illegal foreigners to register with them and receive MCAC card which allegedly could function as 'work permit’ that enables them to work in any sector,” he said.

He said the foreigners had to pay RM4,000 as deposit before being interviewed by allegedly officers from KDN and Immigration.

“Between three to six months after the interview phase, the foreigners would undergo a screening process by the police.

"To complete the process they have to pay the remaining RM4,500 before being issued with MCAC card,” he said, adding the case was being investigated under the Immigration Act 1959/63 and Private Employment Agencies Act.

-- BERNAMA



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