Visa-on-Arrival facility for Indians scrapped by Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur: After 40,000 Indian tourists went “missing” from the country, Malaysia has permanently scrapped the Visa-on-Arrival (VOA) facility offered to visitors from India and other seven countries, saying it was “open to abuse.”

The decision to permanently scrap the VOA facility to citizens from eight countries was taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants on August 2, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.

The government suspended the facility for visitors from India following reports that the highest number of VOA abuse involved citizens from that country.

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