Hire illegals and we will freeze assets, warns Immigration
On 13 September 2016, DG says Immigration Dept will start using full provision of law to punish employers who flout law by hiring and protecting illegal foreign workers.
Pointing to a provision under Section 56(1) of the Immigration Act, the department’s director-general Mustafar Ali said the power to freeze assets and bank accounts had simply not been fully enforced all this time.
“We don’t want the public to get shocked when we finally take this measure come October this year. It’s not a new thing.
“We hope the media can relay the message to the public so that we can create awareness, as well as inform employers of the consequences they face when they protect their illegal foreign workers,” he was quoted as saying by the news portal.
He added that the department has already receive legal advice on how to proceed on this matter.
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