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Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid (centre) inspecting foreign citizens rounded up during the special raid conducted at Jalan Silang in Kuala Lumpur on December 21, 2023, to nab illegal immigrants. — Picture by BERNAMA

Stiff penalties for business premise owners leasing out to foreigners, employing illegal immigrants

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 23 — Owners of business premises in Kuala Lumpur are reminded to comply with all regulations set by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), especially on leasing out the premises to foreigners without valid documents and employing illegal immigrants.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Federal Territories) Dr Zaliha Mustafa said they should go through the proper channel if they intend to hire foreign workers.

“I have instructed DBKL to carry out periodic checks and monitoring of business premises in the city to ensure issues like leasing out business licences to foreigners without valid documents and employment of illegal immigrants can be eradicated,” she said in a statement today.

Dr Zaliha also thanked the General Operations (PGA) of the Royal Malaysia Police for the raid conducted in Jalan Silang on Thursday (December 21), which resulted in the arrest of 1,101 illegal immigrants, most of them Bangladeshi, Nepalese, and Myanmar nationals.

They were detained for various Immigration offences under an integrated operation involving several enforcement agencies in the Jalan Silang area, dubbed ‘mini Dhaka’.

— Bernama

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