PUTRAJAYA: Eighty-four foreigners aged between 20-50 had been detained in an operation launched by the Immigration Department Malaysia (IDM) in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur involving private party activities on 6th August 2022.
Director General IDM, Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said, the operation was carried out at a private party in Bukit Bintang while the other operation involving foreigners’ placement in Brickfields.
Khairul said, the enforcement operations on the two premises were carried out due to the concerns of the Department, public complaints and worries on the suspicious activities carried out by foreigners.
Khairul added, in the first operation 365 individuals had been checked and out of which 84 were foreigners and majority of them from Africa. In the operation, several provocative actions and attempt to escape via the back door of the premises had happened.
However Khairul said, 171 had also been checked and out of which 25 were workers at the party, performing artistes, waiters and guests. Among the offences committed include staying without valid documents, passes had expired and wrongly used.
“Every guest have to pay RM150 via online as entrance fee and the location of the party will only be announced to the guests on the last day to avoid being detected by the authorities.
“Liquor was served at the party while the artistes had performed obscene acts with many guests holding foreign student passes,” Khairul said in a statement.
Meanwhile the same operating team went to the second location that was the foreigners’ placement designed like a three storey contena in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
The statement added, the officials in the team had surrounded the placement before they started to check on them. A total of 294 foreigners had been checked and out of which 59 were detained Most of them were from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal and Myanmar.
Among the offences committed include over stay, no document or valid pass to stay and participants of Illegal Immigrants (PATI) Recalibration Programme who had been rejected.
The cases have been investigated under the Immigration Act 1959/63 and Immigration Procedures 1963. All the detainees had been taken to the Putrajaya Immigration Headquarters for futher actions.
Besides the foreigners, the organizer of the activities and the employer were also being notified to give statements. – Malaysia World News