KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — The Cabinet Committee on Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants has decided not to extend the whitening process for employers to document their migrant workers under the ‘6P’ Programme.
The decision was made in a meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Parliament building here today.
The 6P programme which was initiated in October 2011 and ended last month, referred to six processes in resolving the issue of illegal foreign workers and immigrants in the country.
Meanwhile, employers who claimed to have been cheated in the whitening process by unscrupulous agents could refer their case to the Home Ministry under a special illegal immigrant management programme (PKPP).
A statement issued by the cabinet committee said the PKPP was aimed at resolving the plight of such employers.
“The PKPP is also aimed at reducing the existing number of illegal immigrants, ensuring that laws are obeyed and public security and order are under control.
“It will be carried out jointly with Ops 6P Bersepadu. The employers are advised to submit their respective police reports made between Sept 1, 2011 and Sept 10 this year,” said the statement.
The statement said the PKPP would be carried out for three months, beginning Oct 21 until Jan 20 next year, with no further registration for illegal immigrants. — Bernama