Photos do the talking
|Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim who represented Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, witnessed the exchange of agreement document between the Immigration Department and Prestariang|
|Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim witnessed the signing of an agreement between the Immigration Department and Prestariang|
|Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafa Ibrahim and Prestariang chief executive officer Dr Abu Hasan Ismail were the signatories|
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The National Immigration Control System (SKIN), which will modernise the services of the Immigration Department will be able to detect the entry of individuals blacklisted by the international authorities.
Home Ministry secretary general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said SKIN, which would be fully operational by January next year, will also improve the effectiveness of the immigration's delivery system.
"A competent and efficient system is needed in addressing the issue of security, especially arrangements to enter and exit out of the country and the introduction of SKIN helps to ensure that it can be undertaken in a more systematic and effective way."
"This system is also to support the government's efforts in the United States Visa Waiver Programme (US VWP) and Preventing and Combating Serious Crime (PCSC) agreement that was sealed yesterday between Malaysia and the US," he said.
On Thursday Malaysia and the US signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in the PCSC, one of two vital documents that is an important precondition for Malaysia's participation in US VWP.
Alwi said SKIN would be installed in all immigration offices, including offices that operated in all the country's entry points and attache offices abroad.