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M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby Daddy D » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:24 pm

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BN ... 82414.html

"JOHOR BARU (Malaysia) - There was chaos at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) checkpoint at the Sultan Iskandar Building (SIB) yesterday when the biometric fingerprint scanning system had problems coping with the huge number of tourists in light of the weekend and school holidays.
The security system was implemented just four days ago.
Tourists took at least 90 minutes to wait for Immigration clearance..."

Not sure what's M'sia's custom process now... keep changing... fingerprint for everyone? Even those driving in?
Any1 can share?
:?

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby hquek » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:43 am

I went in via woodlands checkpoint one of the weekdays and already the causeway was filled with waiting cars. There is a machine thingy that you are supposed to put fingers on to capture the print. But when we were there, we didn't have to print (maybe not fully enforced). I heard on radio that everyone in the car would have to get out to finger print.

Am thinking twice and thrice about going in now since the clearance take so long. Theoretically, weekdays non-peak hours shouldn't jam...but they have what it takes to create one.

Personally, I just find it strange that Malaysians can wave their passports and go through, but tourists have to jump through hoops. shouldn't they at least check their citizen's passports? Or do they mean only non-Malaysians commit crimes in Malaysia?

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby Daddy D » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:51 am

"Alias urged Singaporean motorists to apply for the Malaysia Automated Clearance System at any Immigration office for faster immigration clearance as the system would do away with the need to have their fingers scanned again after their first visit..."

You know what is this "Malaysia Automated Clearance System"???
Apply where? ICA can? Or only M'sia Immgration Office?
Sibei extra one... :stupid:

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby hquek » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:02 am

Never heard of this (haven't read papers yet), but should be under Malaysia immigration. Am wondering if this will die out, so will sit and wait. Just cut down on those unnecessary trips, else tear hair and all.

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby Daddy D » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:08 am

hquek wrote:Never heard of this (haven't read papers yet), but should be under Malaysia immigration. Am wondering if this will die out, so will sit and wait. Just cut down on those unnecessary trips, else tear hair and all.


Ya... Wait for them to make to U-turn... which they always do... haha!

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby pinky » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:50 am

still need to fill up white card??

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby Daddy D » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:57 am

pinky wrote:still need to fill up white card??


white card + passport + fingerprint... triple protection... win liao...
scarli they follow USA... pat u down...
:faint: :faint: :faint:

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby hquek » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:03 am

Daddy D wrote:
pinky wrote:still need to fill up white card??


white card + passport + fingerprint... triple protection... win liao...
scarli they follow USA... pat u down...
:faint: :faint: :faint:


well, China immigration take your picture on the spot. So that's one thing they have not done (yet). Maybe next time they will take swabs...get dna mah...in case we do something wrong there.
:sweat:

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby poppy15 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:08 am

wa liao....

now go msia already encounter jam. takes min. 1 hr to clear during PH

with all these " custom clearanace " whats not, dare not imagine :faint:

better think twice gg into msia next time . " shake head "

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Re: M'sia starts fingerprinting visitors?

Postby Mrsbongz » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:15 am

Oh no, I'm heading in this weekend.. the fingerprinting has already been implemented at their airports.. I thought it wouldn;t be neccessary for drive - ins.. even SG gave up on it already.. why r they starting that now? :S

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