KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has issued up to yesterday 734,364 electronic visas or e-visas introduced for 10 countries on May 1 last year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the facility enabled these foreign nationals to apply for the visa to enter Malaysia without having to go to the respective Malaysian missions.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said Malaysia had the collaboration of Interpol and Aseanapol in monitoring the use of these e-visas.
“We will also implement the Advance Passenger Screening System (APSS) which will further strengthen control and ensure that there is no compromise in terms of the security aspects,” he said during the Ministers’ Question Time in the house.
He was replying to the question from Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (BN-Lenggong) on Malaysia’s initiative to facilitate the visa application to draw more tourists, especially from China and India, in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2020.