Lankans also need ‘bio-visa’ to enter Malaysia

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Sri Lankan visitors to Malaysia are among the foreign nationals who require entry visas using a unique biometric system at the country’s embassies to deter visa fraud, a top immigration official has said.

Touted to be the first-of-its-kind “Bio-Visa” to be introduced in the world, those who do not comply with the Immigration Department’s proposed Biometric-Visa will be slapped with a “Not to Land” (NTL) notice and turned back.

Under the proposal, the fingerprints of the foreigners will be verified at the embassies and again at the entry points in Malaysia.

Biometric screening is a fingerprint scanning system with security features to match an individual’s identity with the data recorded in the passports.
Malaysian Immigration Director-General Alias Ahmad said that the fingerprint verification system was a key initiative under the second phase of the department’s Transformation Plan to be unveiled on Dec 1.

Alias said 38 countries were placed in Malaysia’s visa list which included China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Myanmar.
“Tourists from China and India top the list of those entering Malaysia using a visa,” he said.

Last year, 1.25 million visitors from China and 693,056 from India entered Malaysia.

Alias said the Bio-Visa system would be implemented in stages, starting with countries with the highest number of visitors into Malaysia. (The Hindu)
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  • Jamieson Sunday, 28 October 2012 03:32 PM

    We should reciprocate in kind.

    kumar Monday, 29 October 2012 06:51 AM

    I think you haven't have visited Malaysia. There are more illegal Sinhalese workers than Tamil Asylum seekers. If Tamils are reason for putting Sri Lanka in the Black list, what would you say about Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar & Nigeria?

    Gampolaya Sunday, 28 October 2012 04:17 PM

    Sri lankan (guinea) pigs deserve this because of this kind frauds were done by them in the past.

    RamUK Sunday, 28 October 2012 04:26 PM

    good move....

    Potta Sunil Monday, 29 October 2012 07:09 AM

    Yeah, we should not even be working undefr Thumbees all over Middle East!

    great Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:00 AM

    not bad via DM Android App

    sayan Sunday, 28 October 2012 05:56 PM

    srilankan government must not agree with this system

    Curious Sunday, 28 October 2012 10:12 PM

    If Sri Lanka impose the same it will eliminate all the criminals coming in and going out !

    Sri Lanka Nationalis Sunday, 28 October 2012 10:49 PM

    We do not need Malaysian Visa.
    Malaysia is a Thumbee Muslim state and these Thumbees destroyed Budhism there and demolished Budhist temples. So let us boycot these Thumbees.

    kumar_UK Monday, 29 October 2012 08:54 AM

    before boycotting Malaysia, stop sending your Buddhist women to Middle East

    Idiot Monday, 29 October 2012 09:23 AM

    Hi, this is only to detect visa frauds. why worry if one is clean.

    Lobo Monday, 29 October 2012 12:41 AM

    Idiot.....this 'good move' affects you too so no reason to gloat.

    richardson Monday, 29 October 2012 01:57 AM

    I heard The Malaysians also need enemas given before giving a visa !!!

    nawaladykamila Monday, 29 October 2012 02:04 AM

    it shows how our srilankans respected by malay.govment.nothig to do.our goverment will agree sure.can't stop.

    Big Ears Monday, 29 October 2012 02:23 AM

    The birds of a feather have flocked together! Lovely for a miracle island. Ha Ha Ha.

    Hiru Nika Monday, 29 October 2012 02:54 AM

    OK sir

    Medusa Monday, 29 October 2012 03:11 AM

    I suppose it's only an excuse to deter Lankans from going to Malaysia. I think we should do the same.

    sara Monday, 29 October 2012 03:09 AM

    Hon Minister,

    How about the Donkeys who are distroying the Country.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 29 October 2012 03:49 AM

    38 countries includes us? Which means our guys are best or worst?

    AMAR Monday, 29 October 2012 04:02 AM

    YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE MALAYSIAN SITUATION.MALAYSIA HAS 3 MAIN ETHNIC GROUPS.MALAY,CHINESE AND INDIAN.CHINESE COMES FROM CHINA AND INDIANS COMES FROM INDIA,MORE OFTEN MIX WITH LOCALS AND STAYING OVERSTAY,DOING JOBS ILLEGALLY AND ENGAGE IN OTHER CRIMINAL ACTS.SRILANKA GETS THIS TREATMENT BECAUSE OF TAMIL COMMUNITY FROM SRILANKA.THEY VISIT AS TOURIST AND DISAPPEAR SOMETIMES.THERE ARE A LOT OF SRILANKAN TAMILS ARE OVERSTAY IN MALAYSIA.FOR THEM IT IS EASY TO MIX WITH MALAYSIAN TAMILS.THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEMS FOR MALAYSIA.IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO DETECT THEM AS MALAYSIA HOST OVER TWO MILLION FOREIGN WORKERS.

    Asoka Monday, 29 October 2012 04:16 AM

    Sri Lanka also adopt same system only for Indians who visiting Sri Lanka. There are lots of illegal Tamils who came from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka living illegally

    archiemedes Monday, 29 October 2012 04:22 AM

    what saddens me is that we were ahead of malaysia at one time. soon somalia will impose bio visas on us.

    polthel Monday, 29 October 2012 05:09 AM

    My passport cannot be verified with my finger prints. Good luck

    Big Ears Monday, 29 October 2012 05:41 AM

    You do not need a visa to go to Singapore. Ha!

    Alias Monday, 29 October 2012 05:53 AM

    Why worry..... Be happy...... Make your finger intact......

    Rotiya Monday, 29 October 2012 05:47 AM

    Apply some palm oil, and see.

    Big Ears Sunday, 28 October 2012 03:24 PM

    There we are, our friends China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Myanmar get the same welcome to Malaysia. What a shame.


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