2nd DECEMBER 2022



1.1 The Malaysian Immigration Department has been processing eVAL extension requests since 13th July 2020 for International Students that were unable to travel to Malaysia upon receiving the initial eVAL approval because of global border closures due to the Covid19 pandemic worldwide. 


1.2. The purpose of this bulletin is to inform all Education Institutions that the Malaysian Immigration Department will stop accepting the eVAL extension request from 31st December 2022. 



2.1 Education Institutions must ensure that all eVAL extension requests are submitted through the EMGS STARS system by 16th December 2022. This is to ensure that all eVAL extension applications are submitted and processed by the Immigration Department before 31st December 2022. 


2.2. Effective 17th December 2022, Education Institutions will no longer have the option to apply eVAL extensions through the STARS system. 


2.3. In the event that an eVAL has expired, Education institutions will be required to apply a new application and obtain a new eVAL. Kindly note that the respective Education Institution must ensure the previous eVAL that was approved by the Malaysian Immigration Department is cancelled before the new application is made. 



Education Malaysia Global Services

2nd December 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.