Malaysia won't legalise illegal migrants further
Malaysian government has showed reluctance to legalise the illegal foreign nationals staying in the country.
The illegal foreign nationals will not get any further chance to be legalised as the country's cabinet on Wednesday decided not to extend the legalisation process for them, reports the Star, a Malaysian English daily on Thursday.
Contacted, Bangladesh high commission labour counsellor in Kuala Lumpur Mantu Kumar Biswas told The Daily Star that they did not receive any official notice in this regard.
“I also knew the matter from the media report. However, there is little scope for the illegal workers who do not have any document to be legalised,” he added.
The Malaysian government started a crackdown last month to flush out the illegal foreigners who failed to be legalised under the amnesty. Around 500 Bangladeshis were detained in the crackdown, as they were found illegal, said the foreign ministry.
The hope regained among the illegal migrants as Malaysian home minister declared that the illegal foreigners detained in the crackdown will be given another chance to be legalised, the daily reported on September 6.
Earlier, the Malaysian government had declared the amnesty titled ‘Ops 6P Bersepadu programme’ for the illegal foreign nationals to legalise their status in 2011 where around 2.7 lakh Bangladeshi migrants were legalised, according to the Bangladesh high commission in Kuala Lumpur.
However, a statement issued by the Malaysian home ministry after the cabinet meeting said employers who claimed to have been cheated while applying for legalisation of their illegal workers could refer their cases to the ministry.