26th MAY 2021



1.     PURPOSE:


1.1.   Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made an announcement on 22nd May 2021 that the Malaysian Government has introduced a stricter Movement Control Order (MCO) from 25th May 2021.

1.2.   EMGS would like to provide an update to Education Institutions regarding the submission of passports during this period.




2.1.   Conditions imposed under the stricter MCO requires 80% of civil servants working from home. In line with the Government’s decision, the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration Department has issued an order on 25th May 2021 that all applications for long term pass holders (student pass and dependent pass) will be placed on hold during the MCO 3.0 period.


2.2.   Kindly note that the Immigration Department will accept applications for Special Pass (SP) on case to case basis (e.g. flight scheduled during MCO period, emergency cases that requires student to go home urgently), issuance of a Check Out Memo (COM) or other reasons which is deemed as important by the Immigration Department. The Immigration Department will try to facilitate these requests made by institutions wherever possible working with minimum capacity and at the same time adhering to the directives ruled out by the Malaysian Government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


2.3.   Kindly note that EMGS will only accept passports that fall in the above-mentioned categories beginning 27th May 2021 until 7th June 2021.


2.4.   The EMGS One Stop Centre will remain open during this period for institutions to collect their respective students’ passports. Kindly also note that all other services will be operating as usual during this period.

Education Malaysia Global Services

26th May 2021

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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.