Singaporean arrested for visa overstaying in Malaysia

By Hoang Vu   February 29, 2024 | 04:39 pm PT
Singaporean arrested for visa overstaying in Malaysia
Tourists pass by the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Jan. 31, 2020. Photo by Reuters
Immigration officers in Malaysia have detained a Singaporean man for overstaying his visa to the country for 13 years.

The 34-year-old man was arrested on Feb. 25 after immigration officials in the state of Johor received a tip-off from residents, saying there were foreigners hidden inside a building in Jalan Wadi Hana, which is near the Johor Bahru checkpoint, Strait Times reported.

The Singaporean man had been staying in Malaysia since 2011.

He will be charged with violations of the Immigration Act for not holding a valid permit to remain in Malaysia and for breaching the conditions of his travel documents, Today Online reported.

Singaporeans are exempted from applying for visas to enter Malaysia for a stay of up to 30 days.

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