Less than 1% foreign students involved in crimeThe Star.
Idris added that the establishment of Education Malaysia Global Services, or EMGS, in 2013 had reduced cases of visa abuse by international students in the country. “Many are of the perception that each crime committed by a foreigner involves international students… Maybe such students entered Malaysia before the introduction of the EMGS student card,” he said.
Idris said the screening effort involved the co-operation of the Higher Education Ministry, Home Ministry, Immigration Department, EMGS and other enforcement agencies. He said the ministry was also making spot checks at private and public institutions of higher learning to ensure the international student passes were not abused.
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