Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL/MalaysiaGazette / 27 NOVEMBER 2017

KUALA LUMPUR – Since its introduction on 1 May last year, Malaysia has issued 734,364 electronic visas or e-visas introduced for 10 countries up to yesterday.

During the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) sitting, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the facility enabled these foreign nationals to apply for the visa to enter Malaysia without having to go to the respective Malaysian missions.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister said, Malaysia had is working with the Interpol and Aseanapol to monitor the use of these e-visas.

“We will also implement the Advance Passenger Screening System (APSS) which will further strengthen control and ensure that there is no compromise in terms of the security aspects,” he said during the Ministers’ Question and Answer session at the Parliament today in replying to the question from Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (BN-Lenggong) on Malaysia’s initiative to facilitate the visa application to draw more tourists, especially from China and India, in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2020. -Bernama


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