21st April 2022



1.1 EMGS has developed a Pre-Entry Checklist as part of the EMGS Connect Mobile App to help all international students to prepare prior to their entry into Malaysia.


1.2 The guidelines in the Pre-Entry Checklist will ensure the international students to meet all the travel requirements set by the Malaysian Government prior to their entry into Malaysia.


1.3 All students who are eligible to enter Malaysia are strongly advised and encouraged to fill up the Pre-Entry Checklist at least 3 days prior to their departure.


1.4 The EMGS ISAC team will be available at the KLIA & klia2 to facilitate the international students who have completed the Pre-Entry Checklist.



2.1 Effective from 22nd April 2022, international students are required to complete this Pre-Entry Checklist every time they want to enter Malaysia. Students will be able to view the Pre-Entry Checklist through EMGS Mobile Connect App by clicking ‘Profile’ > ‘Pre-Entry Checklist’ tab.


2.2 The students are allowed to edit and update the details in the Pre-Entry Checklist at any time. The updated details will be verified again by the EMGS team.


2.3 Please refer to the User Guide for Pre-Entry Checklist attached with this bulletin for your reference.



Education Malaysia Global Services

21st April 2022

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Sarah Azreen Abdul Samat

Sarah has over 22 years of experience in corporate finance transactions involving equity issuance, mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, corporate restructuring, and corporate valuation, amongst others. She began her career in investment banking with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in 2001 after obtaining her professional qualifications from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Later in her career, she joined other investment banking institutions in Malaysia such as AmInvestment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

Presently, Sarah sits as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Reneuco Berhad and Independent Director of Pharmaniaga Berhad. She is currently the Executive Director of 3p Capital Advisers Sdn. Bhd., a company licensed with the Securities Commission Malaysia to provide advisory services to the capital market players.

Tuan Haji Ismail Bin Mohamed

Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed sits on the Board of Director for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). He obtains his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Prior to sitting on the EMGS Board, he was also appointed to be the Board of Director to KEJORA from 2013 to 2018, and several companies such as Permodalan Darul Takzim Sdn Bhd, Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Sdn Bhd, PIJ Holding and Ranhil SAJ Sdn Bhd. Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed also co-founded Pertama.

He started his career by setting up a company and being the founder of JYBB Enterprise. His career came to prominence when he became the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Pertama Polyerethane Technology (M) Sdn Bhd and subsequently became the Special Officer to the Minister of Education in 2013.

Ismail Mohamed is acknowledged for his expertise in Agriculture and Agro-based industry, landing him being appointed as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee of the Johor State, the Chairman of Agro KEJORA and the Chairman of the Johor State Agriculture, Agro-based industry, Entrepreneurial Development and Cooperatives Committee.