Friday, 26 September 2008

Malaysians the top Britain visa abusers

Friday September 26, 2008


LONDON: Malaysia is in the top five countries whose citizens are consistently being denied entry into Britain.

If that is not bad enough, Malaysians are also among the top 10 nationalities who overstay and in the top 20 for overall immigration abuses.

Revealing these statistics, Malaysian High Commissioner to Britain Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohamad said most Malaysians who overstayed were from Johor, Perak, Penang and Selangor.

He said Malaysians had been in Britain’s bad books over visa abuses, with about 1,500 of them refused entry last year.

Aziz said Malaysian passports were often abused by nationals from China, Sri Lanka and India to gain illegal entry into Britain.

“And Malaysians are frequently reported as acting as facilitators to arrange for other nationals to enter Britain,” he said when briefing the Malaysian community here on the proposed visa ruling for Malaysians travelling to Britain.
My Say:

While I was in London several years ago, I met Malaysians who had stayed permanently in UK after completing their studies.

There was also one gentleman from Sandakan who made London his home after graduating. When I asked him why he chose to stay on, he told me that he completed his studies in environment on British scholarship.

"My applications for scholarship and loan at home were rejected," he said.

1 comment:

Murphy said...

not only they abuse visa. they also abuse visa credit card.

they got a visa credit card in the countries where they study. spend over thousands, then leave the debt unsettled and return to malaysia after graduation.