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Govt to launch illegal immigrant Recalibration Plan from Nov 16

12 Nov 2020 / 17:04 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The government will be launching the Illegal Immigrant Recalibration Plan encompassing two main components - Return Recalibration Programme and the Labour Recalibration Programme which would be implemented from Nov 16 to June 30 next year for illegal immigrants who are in the country.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (pix) said the Return Recalibration Programme allows illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin voluntarily subject to specific stipulated conditions.

The Labour Recalibration Programme regularises illegal immigrants in the country as foreign workers who could be employed by eligible employers subject to stringent conditions determined by the government through the Immigration Department and the Peninsular Malaysia Labour Department (JTKSM), he said.

“We are still freezing new foreign workers to Malaysia and it is still going on.

“The plan is for illegal immigrants in the country who wish to work legally and for those who want to return to their countries of origin to do so. We are giving a period up to June 30,” he said when launching the Illegal Immigrant Recalibration Plan at the Home Ministry here today.

Hamzah said the plan would be implemented by the Immigrant Department with the strategic cooperation of JTKSM as well as other government agencies without involving vendor or third party. — Bernama

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