Living and staying in Malaysia without a valid pass or permit is an offense under section 6(3) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155), the violation of section 6(1)(c) of the Act.
The actions could be taken:
- Surrender immediately to the Enforcement Division, Immigration Department of Malaysia;
- Do not use the service of middlemen or agents;
- Give full cooperation during the investigation and recording of statements by an Immigration Officer.
Section 6(3) Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155).
Living in Malaysia (for non- Malaysian citizen) without a valid pass or permit is a criminal offense.
Upon conviction is punishable to a fine of not more than RM10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both and shall also be liable to whipping of not more than 6 strokes.
Compound is an alternative punishment for the offense. It is made under the Immigration Regulations (Compounding Offences) 2003 in accordance with the powers conferred by section 54 of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155).