Thursday, January 20, 2022


NZ to stay closed to foreigners for another five months

The border announcement comes as New Zealand prepares to revamp its domestic Covid-19 response to scrap lockdowns in recognition that the highly contagious Delta variant is now firmly embedded in the community.

Taliban interim govt agrees to let foreigners leave Afghanistan

The move comes two days after the Taliban announced an interim government made up mainly of ethnic Pashtun men including wanted terror suspects and Islamist hardliners, dashing international hopes for a more moderate administration.

Johor sultan concerned new rules for My Second Home programme will put off foreigners

He says this will mean massive revenue loss for the country.

229 foreigners arrested in Klang raid

Immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud says a number of SOPs were breached at the factory, which was issued two compounds totalling RM30,000.

No more random inspections of foreigners, top cop says

He says police will also be prohibited from detaining and remanding foreigners to check their passports.

Thailand includes foreigners in vaccine plans but availability is causing anxiety

The country has not begun mass vaccinations but has given shots to mostly frontline workers from its stock of 2.5 million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

Reluctant migrants could hamstring efforts to reach herd immunity

Many are distrustful of the government following last year's raids and have their own concerns about the safety of the Covid-19 jabs.

Foreigners with expired social visit passes must leave Malaysia by April 21

The immigration department says enforcement action will be taken against those who fail to leave by then.

Khairy to meet with home minister on Covid-19 jabs for undocumented migrants

He reiterates the government's stand that Covid-19 vaccines will be given to everyone residing in the country regardless of status.

Migrants and our annoyance levels

As the number of foreigners in our country keeps pace with our rapid development, do we think of them unkindly over things that they cannot help?

Foreigners in a familiar land

It is disheartening to see people treated as foreigners when they are not meant to be, and it is disappointing to know how much of it is of our own making.

Lay off arrests of undocumented migrants to ensure successful vaccination rollout, Suhakam tells govt

The human rights commission says a safe environment is needed for everyone to come out voluntarily for vaccination.

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