IMMIGRATION OPERATIONS IN CONCENTRATED AREAS AROUND THE CAPITAL CITY, KLCC AND BUKIT BINTANG

  KUALA LUMPUR, 6 January 2024 – The Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) conducted raids through Operation Kutip around the focal areas in the capital, tonight.

 The operation started at 9.30pm focused on three locations where foreigners gather, namely the area around the front of the Suria KLCC shopping mall, the Saloma Bridge and the Bukit Bintang Pavilion following public complaints about the influx of illegal immigrants (PATI) especially on Sundays in the area.

 The operation was led by Tuan Jafri bin Embok Taha, Deputy Director General of Immigration (Operations).  Also present were Tuan Mohd Jasmi bin Mohd Juwahir, Director of the Enforcement Division;  Tuan Wan Mohammed Saupee bin Wan Yusof, State Immigration Director of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and was accompanied by a total of 42 officers of various ranks and also assisted by four officers from the National Registration Department (JPN).

 During the raid, there were also attempts to escape, but the efficiency of the enforcement officers managed to arrest them.

 More than 120 individuals were examined and a total of 31 PATIs between the ages of 19 and 50 were arrested on suspicion of committing various offenses under the Immigration Act 1959/63 and the Immigration Regulations 1963.

 All detainees are placed at Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot, Kuala Lumpur for further action.


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