PUTRAJAYA, July 8 (Bernama) -- The government has fixed the maximum rate of
RM35 for registration under the 6P amnesty and legalisation programme for
illegal immigrants through 348 appointed managing companies, while the maximum
service charge for legalisation is RM300.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong said employers or individuals
needed not pay these charges if they dealt directly with the Immigration
"However, for legalisation of the illegals, the employers are required to
make several payments for each worker given a valid work permit including the
levy and guarantee bond, temporary working pass and insurance," he told
reporters after presenting accreditation certificates to the 348 managing
companies, here, today.
Lee said employers were advised not to make payment to any party until the
official date for the process is announced.
He said the government was also devising a mechanism to tackle the issue of
legal foreign workers who fled from their original employers in order to
register under the 6P programme and find new employers offering better pay.
LEE-PAYMENT 2 (LAST) PUTRAJAYA
"The Immigration Department will look through their records before the
legalisation process begins because this initiative is only for illegal
immigrant workers," he said.
On the 348 managing companies appointed, Lee said they were selected from
1,390 applications by a special committee which held meetings on June 13 and
He said the committee comprised 17 representatives from various divisions
and ministries including the Home Ministry, Immigration Department, Human
Resource Ministry, Peninsular Malaysia Manpower Department, Royal Malaysian
Police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
Lee said the government would provide complete information on each process
including the list of appointed managing companies, registration counter
locations, registration method and other information through the mass media and
Enquiries could be made to the 6P programme''s secretariat at the ministry''s
Home Affairs Division, he added.
ZIM IZ MO