Tomyam restaurant raided, 11 foreigners arrested

SEREMBAN: A total of 11 foreigners were arrested after they were found to have violated the passport conditions set. Inspection of the Integrated Operation jointly carried out by the Seremban City Council (MBS) and the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) Negeri Sembilan at several tomyam restaurants in Nilai.

The mayor of MBS, Datuk Masri Razali said, a total of five tomyam restaurant premises in Taman Desa Jasmin and Taman Desa Casuarina, Nilai here have been inspected as part of the authorities’ efforts to crack down on illegal foreigners in Malaysia.

According to him, the JIM informed that all those arrested were Thai nationals aged between 17 and 48 years old.

“A total of 11 foreigners were arrested through two tomyam restaurants that were checked for violating the conditions of the pass. All of them involved five men, five women and a girl.

“Following that, they were investigated under Rule 39(b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963,” he said.

Meanwhile, Masri said, in the same operation, his party had issued a notice on one of the tomyam restaurants for not having a business license and conducting business illegally.

“The premises in question are being investigated under the Section 70 of the Roads, Drains and Buildings Act 1974 (Act 133) involving the offense of erecting structures or obstacles in public places without permission.

“In addition, two compounds were also issued for violating the valid conditions of the license under UUK Section 6(3) of the MBS Hawkers’ By-law for the offense of employing foreign workers,” he said, who also informed MBS that 180 chairs, 14 table units had been confiscated.

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