SINGAPORE: Malaysia welcomes "all tourists" including those from China, but purchase of property does not guarantee automatic residence in the country, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 28).The statement comes one day after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that foreigners will not be granted visas to live in the US$100 billion Chinese-backed Forest City project in Johor."Malaysia welcomes all tourists including from China and there are no restrictions imposed on foreign tourists for so long as they meet all the necessary immigration requirements imposed by the Malaysian authorities," said the PMO statement."On property purchased by foreigners, irrespective of nationality, Malaysia imposes certain conditions and information on these existing conditions are publicly available," the statement added. "Purchase of properties however, does not guarantee automatic residency in the country."The statement added that foreigners … [Read more...] about Malaysia ‘welcomes all tourists including from China’: Malaysia PMO
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PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry (KDN) and the Immigration Department today denied consenting to additional security screening to be imposed on Chinese tourists applying for the Malaysian visa. KDN secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said tourists wishing to travel to Malaysia, including those from China, could now apply for a visa via manual application through the One Stop Centre (OSC) or via online (eVISA). "Chinese tourists can also apply for a visa through a third option using the Electronic Travel Registration and Information (eNTRI), which is a special facility provided for China nationals during the visa exemption period which ends on Dec 31, 2018. "The security screening carried out by the Immigration Department of Malaysia is a standard operating procedure (SOP) before visa approval is granted and acts as an early mechanism to verify the applicant's background," he said in a statement today. The statement was issued following the report titled "China nationals coming to … [Read more...] about No additional security screening for Chinese tourists: KDN
Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Filipinos (philstar.com) - June 28, 2018 - 4:09pm MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos can enjoy another year of visa-free entry to Taiwan as the island state has extended the period until July 31, 2019. According to a Kyodo News report, Taiwan extended the visa-free travel program for visitors from the Philippines, Thailand and Brunei. Visa-free entry for Filipinos started in November 2017 and was supposed to run until July this year. For Thailand and Brunei, the trial period for visa-free travel began in August 2016 and was extended. Travelers from Thailand and Brunei will only be allowed to stay in Taiwan without a visa for 14 days from the 30 days initially allowed. Filipinos travelling to Taiwan are already limited to 14-day stays. Chang Ching-sen, minister without portfolio, told Taiwanese state-run Central News Agency that the visa-free stays are limited to 14 days to better … [Read more...] about Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Filipinos
Mahathir has been a fierce critic of a US$100 billion project in Johor called Forest City, a special economic zone about the size of Hong Kong. Reuters At Patricia Li’s flat in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, there is just one topic of conversation. Li and her fellow middle-class Chinese friends have bought Malaysian properties over the past few years and each is wondering how the surprise election of an opposition coalition led by Mahathir Mohamad will affect their investment. Mahathir has been a fierce critic of a US$100 billion project in Johor called Forest City, a special economic zone about the size of Hong Kong. Now Li and her friends are nervous about what the change of government and Mahathir’s second stint as prime minister will mean for them. “In the past couple of days, we’ve got together all the time and talked about it. Out two biggest worries are … our investment and safety,” Li said. Li is from Yunnan province in southwestern … [Read more...] about Should Mahathir Mohamad’s Malaysia election win worry Chinese investors in Johor’s Forest City?
He Yuting worked as a daigou – a kind of personal shopper who buys goods in foreign countries to take advantage of preferential prices. Via South China Morning Post The Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur is working with local authorities in an effort to trace a 25-year-old Chinese woman who has been missing for two weeks, after arriving in the Malaysian capital on February 7. He Yuting, who lives in southwestern China’s Sichuan province but frequently travels to Malaysia for work, has been out of contact since February 22, her family told the South China Morning Post on Wednesday. He’s mother, Wang Lunyan, said that the last time she spoke to her daughter, she told her she was well and not to worry. But since February 22, He’s phone has been turned off and none of her mother’s messages have been returned. Wang said that He worked as a daigou – a kind of personal shopper who buys goods in foreign countries to take advantage of preferential prices … [Read more...] about Fears grow for young Chinese woman missing in Malaysia