UNHCR card holders Pakistan Pakistani Some of the illegal immigrants (PATI) arrested during an enforcement operation at the Selayang Daily Market and Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market. PIX: AMIRUL SHAUFIQ / MalaysiaGazette / 28 APRIL 2022.
Some of the illegal immigrants (PATI) arrested during an enforcement operation at the Selayang Daily Market and Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market.PIX: AMIRUL SHAUFIQ / MalaysiaGazette / 28 APRIL 2022.Sebahagian pendatang asing tanpa izin (PATI) yang berjaya ditahan anggota Jabatan Imigresen dalam satu operasi penguatkuasaan di Pasar Borong Harian Selayang, Selangor. Foto AMIRUL SHAUFIQ, 28 APRIL 2022.

By Nizam Zain

KUALA LUMPUR – The Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) will conduct further investigation on three Pakistanis who owns the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards.

Its Director-General, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said that the ownership of the card raised questions as Pakistan is not a turbulent country.

“They will be detained for further investigation by the JIM on how the owner the UNHCR card as we know that Pakistan is not a turbulent country like Myanmar and other countries.

“These cards are legit and issued by the UNHCR, however, the Immigration will conduct further investigation to understand the grounds that they were issued these UNHCR cards,” he said in a news conference today.

Earlier he led the Op Belanja involving 109 Immigration staff from Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor while being assisted by other enforcement agencies such as the Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM).

In that operation, 248 foreigners were arrested from the Selayang Daily Market and the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market this morning.

Meanwhile, he did not reject the possibility that the UNHCR cards owned by the Pakistanis were related to document forgery syndicates exposed by the JIM last year.

“The Immigration toppled a syndicate forging fake UNHCR cards last year. They paid between RM400 to RM500 to get fake UNHCR cards,” he added. -MalaysiaGazette

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