Immigration busted RTK 2.0 document forgery syndicate

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Immigration Department has successfully arrested employers who forged documents for the Workforce Recalibration 2.0 (RTK 2.0) application.

JIM director, Wan Mohammed Saupee Wan Yusoff, said that it was detected by officers from the RTK 2.0 Task Force during document review, before the quota approval was given by the Foreign Workers Division of JIM Kuala Lumpur.

He said that the application for the quota of foreign workers in the plantation sector was successfully suppressed as a result of the proactive initiative of the JIM Kuala Lumpur immigration officer who checked the authenticity of the land grant and the documents attached to the application. Accordingly, an operation team mobilized from the Enforcement Division of JIM Kuala Lumpur consisting of four officers of various ranks raided the company’s premises located in Desa Petaling.

“The results of the operation found that two local citizens, a woman believed to be the company’s director and a man believed to be the company’s manager, were at the premises,” he said in a statement.

He said the two suspects were detained to assist in the investigation of the case, who are believed to have committed an offense under Section 56(1)(k) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.

He explained that the action of arresting the suspect was based on the company director’s attempt to obtain a pass for himself (a foreign worker) by giving a false statement and Section 56(1A)(c) of the same act, which is aiding or engaging in a criminal conspiracy to do offense under the act.

In the meantime, Wan Mohammed Saupee said, his party called on all employers who have registered illegal immigrants (PATI) for the RTK 2.0 program to immediately attend the RTK 2.0 JIM Kuala Lumpur office to complete the verification process.

He explained that it is to enable the issuance of temporary work permits to be completed without waiting until the last minute, thereby avoiding any difficulties.

Employers need to be responsible for ensuring that all documents submitted during the application are genuine and obtained from document issuing agencies and not through agents or third parties.

“JIM Kuala Lumpur will not compromise in enforcing the law to ensure the sovereignty and security of the country is preserved,” he stressed.

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