THURSDAY, 03 JULY – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) fully supports the government’s move to introduce a special identity card to foreign students studying in Malaysia.
According to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Dr. Shariff AK Omang Al-Haj, it was a smart move by the leadership of the country and will provide multiple benefits to the country and students concerned.
“I believe this card will be equipped with great security system and provide advantages to international students studying in this country,” he said during an interview with journalists today.
Dr. Shariff added, the card known as I-Card will also allow the government to curb unhealthy activities involving foreign students as was reported earlier.
The launch was done last June by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia cum Education Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The card will take effect from 01 July, and was signed by the Inspector General of Police and the Director-General of the Immigration Department. – SS (fl)