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Malaysia mulling tighter policy to prevent country from becoming transit hub for terrorists: Muhyiddin

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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.

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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