Main Page  I  Northern  I  South  I  East  I  Central  I Sabah & Sarawak  I  Versi B. Melayu  I  BERNAMA.COM
 
 

Free flow zone in Wang Kelian will not be reopened - Muhyiddin


Last Update: 10/10/2019




KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9  -- The government does not plan to reopen the border free flow zone between Wang Kelian on the Malaysian side and Wang Prachan in Thailand due to security factors.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in this regard, the government had stopped the free flow at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security complex at Wang Kelian since April 1, 2015.

He said the move was to enforce the law and related regulations on the entry/exit control at the border.

"This means that Malaysians who wish to cross the border should do so through the gazetted entry/exit point and they need to have an international passport or valid travel documents such as the border pass and it is likewise for Thai nationals.

"This measure is necessary to curb security threats and smuggling of prohibited items into the country," he said in his written reply shown on the Parliament website today.

Muhyiddin was replying to a question from Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim (BN-Arau) on whether the government planned to reopen the free flow zone at Wang Kelian soon and on the conditions needed to reopen the zone.

The free flow zone was to exempt Thai nationals from the need to have a visit pass or to show their passport at the Wang Kelian entry/exit point in Malaysia and exempting Malaysians from having to show their passport at Wang Prachan, Thailand.

-- BERNAMA


 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 

2,238 Kesedar settlers to get land titles

 
     

Face masks selling like hot cakes in Perlis

 
     

Tourists flock to major attractions in Langkawi during CNY holiday

 
     

OKU child sets new record in cross-border cycling event

 
     
 
     
 

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

 
     
     
   
   
     
     
     
   
     
   
     
 

 
© 2020 BERNAMA. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy| Security Policy
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form except with the prior
written permission of BERNAMA. Best viewed in Firefox 35.0.1 & Internet Explorer 8.0 with 1024 x 768 resolution