27th FEBRUARY 2023



1.1 The purpose of this bulletin is to provide updates on the requirements to submit the original hardcopy personal bond to EMGS for endorsement of student/dependent pass or issuance of the eSupporting Letter for self-endorsement





2.1  With immediate effect, Education Institutions are only required to provide EMGS with a copy of the personal bond which has been duly stamped by LHDN (physically or via online). Education Institutions are no longer required to submit the hardcopy of the original personal bond to EMGS.


2.2  Kindly note that Education Institutions are able to upload the softcopy of the personal bond through the STAR System – Please refer to the bulletin sent by EMGS on 25th January 2023 regarding the System Enhancement for Uploading the Additional Documents Required By EMGS Through STAR System.


2.3  This implementation is intended to ease the endorsement process and eliminate the manual practice of submitting the hardcopy of the personal bonds to EMGS.


2.4  Education Institutions must ensure they retain the original hardcopy of the personal bond for the student until he/she has completed their studies in that respective Education Institution. The original hardcopy of the personal bond is required in the event there is a violation of the Immigration Laws of Malaysia.



Education Malaysia Global Services

27th February 2023

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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.