Tag: Immigration

Malaysia concerned by high number of overstaying Chinese, Indian tourists

The Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs is baffled at the increasingly high number of tourists who have overstayed in the country over the past years. Many of the overstaying tourists comprise of Chinese and Indian nationals according to the 2018 Auditor-General's Report Series 2 released...

Bike riding courses offer Finland’s immigrants new freedom

It's a skill you never forget once learnt, as the saying goes: Now immigrants to Finland can receive free cycling lessons to help them better integrate into life in the bike-loving nation. On a sunny September morning a group of around eight students have taken...

Pentagon frees $3.6 bn for wall construction on Mexican border

The US Defense Department said Tuesday it was freeing up $3.6 billion in funds budgeted for other projects to build a wall on the Mexican border as ordered by President Donald Trump. Six weeks after being confirmed by Congress, Defense Secretary Mike Esper has signed...

Assam security tight for Indian ‘citizens list’ release

by Anup Sharma Security was tightened Friday in the Indian state of Assam for the release of a citizens' list that could potentially lead to several million people becoming stateless, most of them Muslims, in a process the government wants to replicate nationwide. Those left off...

Malaysian immigration under fire again for its treatment of foreigners

Malaysian immigration is under fire again over its treatment of foreigners, in particular,  people of colour. The Namibia High Commissioner Anne Namakau Mutelo on Saturday August 17 said her nephews, Adventure Simataa Simasiku and Roydie Mabengano Simasiku, were detained by an immigration officer for three hours after arriving in the country. Mutelo claimed that the officer’s action in detaining them illegally...

US ups price for investors seeking permanent residency permit

Individuals hoping for an American green card in exchange for making a major US financial investment must now fork over more money under the controversial arrangement, according to a new rule that will be published Wednesday. Going forward, an investment of $1.8 million as opposed...

Malaysian immigration under fire for foreigner abuse

KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian immigration is under fire with reports of multiple abuse of foreigners in detention and a constant bullying of foreign nationals working in the country. The death of a Nigerian student in custody sparked protests in Kuala Lumpur with 20 Nigerians...

118 die in Malaysian immigration detention camps in two years

More than one hundred foreigners died in the past two years in Malaysia's immigration detention centers, said Reuters in an exclusive report on the years 2015-2016 today. The report said, however, the 118 foreigners died from various diseases and unknown causes and 63 were from...

Singapore achieves its highest ranking in the 2017

Singapore has kept its top spot amidst Southeast Asia as the country with the highest visa-free access. This was revealed by the 2017 Visa Restrictions Index, an annual travel freedom ranking published by the global residence and citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners. The index is...

Facebook protest: These three points just don’t make sense

The online trolls come out to play. The nursery rhyme just doesn’t fit the reactions to a celebration like the Filipinos Independence Day, especially the over-the-top ones by some netizens to the Pilipino Independence Day Council Singapore’s plan to celebrate the community’s Independence Day in...