Published: Friday July 6, 2012 MYT 7:57:00 PM
577,427 illegals legalised up to June 30
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 577,427 illegal immigrants (PATI) have been legalised under the Comprehensive Legalisation Programme for Illegal Immigrants or the 6P programme, which ended on June 30.
Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Radzi said they were from the 1,015,852 PATI registered under 107,136 employers from sectors such as manufacturing, construction, plantation and agriculture.
"However, there are still about 43.2 percent or 438,425 PATI yet to be legalised and we're working on it," he said in a statement on Friday.
Therefore, the ministry has decided to legalise them as they have made interview appointments through their employers prior to the dateline.
"On the appeal by employers that their workers have not obtained the PATI passports and several other documents, the ministry agrees to reschedule the interviews," he said.
He said the interviews would be held at the Home Ministry's Foreign Workers Management Division, Level 4, Block D9, Complex D, Putrajaya. - Bernama