KUALA LUMPUR, 23 March 2016:
The home ministry has not appointed any agent to implement the Illegal Immigrants Rehiring and Relocation Programme or Rehiring Programme in the country.
Deputy Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the ministry had lodged a police report against a local company which offered such service.
“There have been many cases of fake agents providing such service via advertisements on the Internet and social media. Last week, we made a police report. Many more would be made after this.
“Companies and employers found commiting such offences will be charged,” he said at the lobby of Parliament House here today.
Nur Jazlan reminded employers not to be taken in by any company claiming it was appointed by the ministry as a programme agent.
“I am afraid there were employers who believed such agents and were willing to pay thousands of ringgit to obtain illegal immigrant workers.”
MY EG Services Bhd (MyEG) had earlier said it was appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs to manage illegal foreign workers for the rehiring programme.
In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, MyEG said it received a new letter of appointment on 11 Feb 2016 and this would supersede the appointment letter dated 4 Sept 2015.
“All terms and conditions in the earlier letter will be replaced by new conditions stated in the letter dated today (11 Feb),” the company said.
MyEG said the project has no fixed value as it is dependent on the number of illegal foreign workers registered successfully.
“It would take effect from 15 Feb 2016 to 15 Aug 2016 and is expected to contribute positively to the earnings of MyEG for the financial years ending 30 June 2016 and 2017 respectively.”
Meanwhile, the Immigration Department has denied a claim by Malaysian Human Studies And Development Organisation (Pengkaji) that it was appointed to conduct registration and placement of illegals under the Rehiring Programme.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Sakib Kusmi said the home ministry only appointed three companies to help the company handle the rehiring programme which was done online from Feb 15.
He named the companies as Syarikat International Marketing and Net Resources Sdn Bhd to handle Indonesian illegals; Syarikat Bukti Megah Sdn Bhd to manage Myanmar illegals and Konsortium PMF to deal with other illegals.
“In this regard, the claim by Pengkaji that it was appointed as a branch to conduct registration and placement of illegals is not true, altogether,” he said in a statement today.
Sakib said the implementation of the Rehiring Programme was via the portalrehiring.imi.gov.my which is supervised by the immigration department.
He said any queries on the programme could be made to the Rehiring Programme call centres based on the nationality of the illegals, namely, Indonesia, via 03-41494788 or email email@example.com.
For Myanmar nationals, the public can contact 07-3334797/07-3336797 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org while for other nationalities, the contact is 03-78018888 or email email@example.com.
In addition, the public can also contact the immigration department’s operations room at 03-88801555 or 03-88801557 daily from 8.30am to 11pm.