1.     PURPOSE:


1.1  EMGS would like to provide further updates on the bulletin issued on 7th of September 2020 regarding the ban announced by the Malaysian Government  involving long-term pass (including Student Pass) holders from the following 23 countries for existing International students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions to enter Malaysia.


1.     United States of America

2.     Brazil

3.     India

4.     Russia

5.     Peru

6.     Colombia

7.     South Africa

8.     Mexico

9.     Spain

10.  Argentina

11.  Chile

12.  Iran

13.  United Kingdom

14.  Bangladesh

15.  Saudi Arabia

16.  Pakistan

17.  France

18.  Turkey

19.  Italy

20.  Germany

21.  Iraq

22.  Philippines

23.  Indonesia


1.2  Kindly note that the Malaysian Government has reviewed the previous decision and is allowing existing students from the countries mentioned above to enter Malaysia with the approval from the Immigration Department of Malaysia.


1.3  EMGS will now continue processing Travel Authorisation applications that were placed on hold due to the travel ban announcement however students that received a rejection for their Travel Authorisation applications from the Malaysian Immigration Department must create and submit a new application if they still wish to return to Malaysia and continue their studies.


1.4  As previously explained, we would like to also reiterate the category of existing International Students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions that will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The categories are:

1.4.1       Students with a valid student pass who are outside the country

1.4.2       Student pass that have expired during MCO (from 1st February 2020 onwards) and the student is outside the country



1.5  These category of students must also ensure that they comply with the relevant procedures prior to travelling to Malaysia. This includes:

1.5.1       Upon receiving the Travel Authorisation, download and complete a Letter of Undertaking (LoU) and Indemnity for Person Under Surveillance

1.5.2       Obtain a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission abroad





Education Malaysia Global Services
17th September 2020

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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.