12 October 2017
October 12, 2017
Failure to sing Negaraku sees woman arrested
PETALING JAYA: Immigration officers decided to arrest a woman during a raid at a block of flats in Pudu after she failed to sing “Negaraku”.
The woman, aged 20, did not have any documentation on her but had insisted she was a Malaysian, offering various excuses on why she should not be detained, including claiming that she was pregnant, New Straits Times reported.
But the jig was up the moment the officers asked her to sing the national anthem to prove she was Malaysian.
The woman was one of 21 illegal immigrants arrested at the flats. The immigration department said the operation at the flats was one of two separate raids in Kuala Lumpur last night.
Another 25 illegal immigrants were nabbed at an entertainment outlet located in Jalan Kia Peng.
“Most of those arrested were UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) card holders. Of the total, we arrested 18 Myanmar nationals, one Indian, one Indonesian and one Pakistani.
“Most of them rented rooms at the flats. Some units had added illegal partitions, which is an offence under Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) rules,” immigration department director-general Mustafar Ali was quoted as saying by NST.
Woman trying to pass off as Malaysian busted after failing to sing ‘Negaraku’
A 20-year-old woman’s insistence that she is a Malaysian was put to the test yesterday during an Immigration Department raid in Kuala Lumpur to flush out illegal immigrants. When officers asked her to sing the national anthem ‘Negaraku’ to prove that she was indeed Malaysian, she could not, which led to her arrest. Pix by Osman Adnan
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman’s insistence that she is a Malaysian was put to the test yesterday during an Immigration Department raid to flush out illegal immigrants.
An Immigration team had raided a block of flats in Pudu last night. The 20-year-old woman, in her bid to evade arrest, created a scene when she sat at the flat’s doorstep and refused to budge.
The woman offered a litany of excuses, including claiming that she was pregnant and needed to be sent to the hospital immediately.
She also insisted that she was Malaysian, despite not having any documents to back up her claim.
However, when officers asked her to sing the national anthem ‘Negaraku’ to prove that she was indeed Malaysian, she could not, which led to her arrest.
She was among 189 people checked at the flats, and among the 45 illegal immigrants arrested by the department in two separate raids in the city last night.
The raids were conducted simultaneously at a block of flats in Pudu and an entertainment outlet in Jalan Kia Peng from 10pm to 3am.
A total of 21 people were held at the flats while the rest were arrested at the entertainment outlet. None had any valid permits.
Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said officers checked 189 people at the flats in the first raid, codenamed Ops Mega.