| Achong Tanjong |
THE Immigration and National Registration Department (JIPK) reminded employers to ensure that their workers’ immigration passes are still valid as it is an offence for employees to work with expired passes.
If caught with an expired immigration pass, the foreign worker would be blacklisted and deported after imprisonment.
The Immigration and National Registration Department also reminded foreign nationals not to make any deal or surrender their passports to agents.
The warning came after raids on September 30 at two locations – an eatery and a roadside area – in Mukim Berakas.
Three foreigners were caught, two of whom were females working as waitresses at the eatery.
They were given special passes and their employer was issued with a summoned letter to assist the investigation.
Meanwhile, a foreign beggar was detained.
In another operation codenamed “Ops Kikis JIPK 72/ 2014” carried out at four houses and a rented room in Mukim Mentiri and Mukim Berakas, 10 foreign men were detained after they failed to show any valid document.
Special passes were issued to facilitate investigations.
At the rented room in Kg Salambigar, Bangladeshi Md Said Miah was detained.
The man has been reported missing from his workplace by his employer (Abu Lan Enterprise) on March 25 and his immigration pass has expired since March 27.
In an operation at two houses in Kg Tanah Jambu 2, Bangladeshis Suman Chandra Barma and Delwar Hossain were found with expired immigration passes.
The Law Enforcement Section, who pledged to continue carrying out raids to clamp down on immigration offenders, urged public cooperation in providing tip-off by contacting hotline 8734888/8753888.