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Malaysian Immigration Department Removes Certificate of Good Conduct Requirement, Oh My!!


Malaysian Immigration Department Removes Certificate of Good Conduct Requirement, Oh My!!

At a time when many countries throughout the Asia Pacific Region are combatting terrorism, illegal immigration, human trafficking, forged identity documents, and Certificates of Good Conduct (criminal record checks) it appears Malaysia may be making it easier for criminals to beat the system.

A recent report from a third-party immigration assistance firm related that the Malaysian Immigration Department recently announced that it will eliminate the requirement for foreign nationals to undergo a Certificate of Good Conduct Certificate process through the  Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office when applying for a Residence Pass.

This at a time when Malaysia was upgraded to Tier 2 from Tier 3 in the United Stated Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for 2010.

According to the TIP Report the following is a description of the Tier Placements:

TIER 1

Countries whose governments fully comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards.

TIER 2

Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards.

TIER 2 WATCH LIST

Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards AND:

a) The absolute number of victims of severe forms of trafficking is very significant or is significantly increasing;

b) There is a failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons from the previous year; or
c) The determination that a country is making significant efforts to bring itself into compliance with minimum standards was based on commitments by the country to take additional future steps over the next year.

TIER 3

Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.

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