KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) will co-operate with the Royal Malaysia Police on the issue of abusing student visa which pose a serious threat to national security.
Its chief operations officer Prof Datuk Dr Rujhan Mustafa said EMGS viewed the matter seriously and would ensure Malaysia’s integrity as an international education hub was preserved.
“There are several processes and screening involved in the processing of international student pass including continuous co-operation between the agencies involved in the exchange of information to determine the effectiveness of student management.
“Among aspects screened before receiving any recommendation from EMGS for approval of student pass by the Immigrant Department of Malaysia is that every course offered to international students must obtain full accreditation from the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA),” he said in a statement today.
Yesterday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun was reported as saying that police had detected the existence of a syndicate bringing in Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) to Malaysia through various methods, including by using student visas, following the detention of 48 suspects.
Rujhan said EMGS would conduct a detailed review on individuals involved in such activities after receiving details from the police and welcomed the effort of institutions of higher learning to always monitor their students and report any unlawful activities. — Bernama