Govt freezes approvals for MM2H
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct. 1) Although the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement stating that foreigners intending to settle in Malaysia can participate in the second home project implemented by the Malaysian government, the cabinet meeting decided to temporarily freeze the application for approval of the second home plan.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mr. Badadi, confirmed that the cabinet meeting had decided to temporarily freeze the approval of the second home plan and that the Ministry of Tourism still accepts applications from foreigners, but the meeting did not pass.
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Since the Deputy Minister did not participate in the cabinet meeting, Ebadi said that the Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture Mohamedin had made relevant reports at the departmental meeting, but did not disclose the time limit and reasons for the freeze.
As for the second home plan agent who received the news that the plan was transferred from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Tourism to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior, he was denied.
Most Chinese applications
"The Second Home Project is still part of the Ministry of Tourism, but it must be handled in accordance with the Immigration Act of the Ministry of the Interior. Immigration officials are still handling matters in the Ministry of Tourism."
As of the deadline, the Oriental Daily News could not contact the Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture for further information.
According to the news of the second home plan agent who did not want to be named, they did not know the reason for the temporary freeze, but the notice they received was temporarily frozen. It is said that the second home plan needs to make some adjustments in terms of authority.
The Visa of the Second Home Program has always been the responsibility of the Immigration Department of the Ministry of the Interior. However, since this plan involves foreigners living in Malaysia for a long time, it is handled by the Ministry of Tourism.
Since the launch of the second home project in 2002 to June this year, the program has approved a total of 39,973 foreigners from 130 countries and regions, including 1,180 of them are Chinese, followed by Japan. (4618 people), Bangladesh (4018 people), the United Kingdom (2608 people) and South Korea (2069 people).
In early September this year, Dunma announced that the Malaysian government did not allow foreigners to purchase property in the "Forest City" project with a total development value of US$100 billion (about RM410 billion). However, the Prime Minister’s Office later clarified that foreigners still It can be produced in Malaysia according to the regulations made by Malaysia.
The Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement at the time saying that foreigners can purchase real estate in Malaysia regardless of their nationality. However, if they purchase real estate in Malaysia, they are not guaranteed to automatically obtain the right of abode.
The notice also suggested that foreigners who intend to settle in Malaysia can participate in the second home plan implemented by the Malaysian government and that the application conditions for the second home plan can be found on the official website.