Immigration Department detects false E-Cards
Immigration Department has detected attempts to falsify the
E-Card (enforcement card).
Director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said it had
detected 40 of these false E-Cards since the registration
exercise of illegal foreign workers began on Feb 15.
have acted against the so-called agents who attempted to
issue the false E-Cards. We will act against anyone trying
to issue the false cards.
have also detained a Bangladeshi national who had eight
false E-Cards in his possession," he said.
Mustafar said the E-Card issued by the department used a
biometric system whereby information on the employer and
migrant worker were inserted into the card and it was
difficult to falsify.
design of the false E-Card may be similar but the Quick
Response Code (QR Code) is different. We can differentiate
the card from the fingerprints of the employer and worker,"
E-Card functions as a temporary confirmation of employment
for illegal workers, which replaces valid travel documents
from their respective countries.
card is given for free to employees, and is valid until Feb
15, 2018. This allows employers ample time to complete the
process of registering their illegal workers.