SBeginning Oct 1, the Immigration Department will freeze the assets and bank accounts of employers caught hiring or harbouring illegal workers. Its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali warned yesterday that there are provisions under Section 56(1) of the Immigration Act which empowers the department to do so.
“This is not a new thing. But due to the lack of awareness, these laws were not fully enforced,” Mustafar told a press conference here.
“Do not get shocked when we enforce the law from Oct 1 as the provisions are already in place.”
He said employers have until the end of this month to sort out their workers’ travel documents, visas and permits.
“We are currently engaging our