KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Feb 2009: Malaysia has welcomed the United Kingdom (UK)’s decision not to introduce a visa requirement for Malaysian passport holders.
The Foreign Ministry in a statement here yesterday said Malaysia was pleased with the outcome of UK’s Visa Waiver Test for Malaysians.
It added that the positive result reflected the close working relationship between the British High Commissioner to Malaysia Boyd McCleary and his officials and Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry, Home Ministry and Immigration Department.
It said Malaysia would continue to ensure a high level of security at all international airports in order to prevent Malaysia from becoming a transit point for illegal immigrants into the UK.
Malaysia would impose sanctions on Malaysian immigration offenders who continue to overstay and work illegally in the UK while cracking down on people smugglers in Malaysia, it added. — Bernama