5th July 2021


1.     PURPOSE:


1.1  The purpose of this notice is to inform all institutions regarding the latest information received from the Malaysian Immigration Department regarding submission of passports that do not have a valid current pass due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) and National Recovery Plan (PPN) implemented by the Malaysian Government.





2.1  EMGS will accept all New, Renewal and Dependant passports for endorsement if the current pass has expired from 1st February 2020 onwards. Education Institutions do not need to apply for a special pass application prior to submitting these passports to EMGS for student/dependant pass endorsements.


2.2  All New, Renewal and Dependant passports for endorsement without a valid current pass (i.e. expired special pass, expired student pass and expired dependant pass) must be submitted together with the “Format A” form. The “Format A” form is available for download via the Downloadable Forms section in STARS.


2.3  Kindly note that the decision by the Malaysian Immigration Department to accept all New, Renewal and Dependant passports for endorsement if the current pass has expired from 1st February 2020 onwards is temporary and subject to change. EMGS will provide further updates when available.

Education Malaysia Global Services

5th July 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.