IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Beginning Sept.1, the Malaysian Digital Economy Corp. (MDEC) agency will start implementing numerous new policies that will affect employers with MSC or ICT status and foreign national employees and family members.
What does the change mean? Some of the changes are similar to the immigration rules announced by Malaysia’s Expatriate Services Division last month, including the requirement that all employment pass applicants and their dependents obtain an approval letter before traveling to Malaysia.
The changes cover a wide range of immigration-related policies, summarized as follows:
BAL Analysis: Employers should be aware of the changes and how they affect business and travel schedules. MDEC authorities are expected to release a circular with further details before the Sept. 1 implementation date.
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