KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government is looking at measures to tighten its immigration policy to prevent foreign terrorists from using the country as a transit hub, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Wednesday (Nov 6).
The minister was responding to reporters who had approached him at the Parliament lobby, asking for comment on a statement by counterterrorism official Ayob Khan.
Ayob Khan had said at a conference on Tuesday that Malaysia was the "first choice" for terrorists because those coming from Middle Eastern countries and some African nations did not require a visa to enter, The Star reported.
He also said that since 2013, a total of 38 foreign terrorists who had used Malaysia as a transit point had been detained and deported.
“Currently, most foreigners wishing to enter Malaysia only need to have a passport and if the passport is not considerRead More – Source