FT minister vows action against foreign students running businesses

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 — Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor promised today to strip the licences of foreigners found to be running businesses in the Klang Valley while on student visas.

He added that he will personally conduct a spot check on premises in the capital owned by City Hall (DBKL) tomorrow morning.

“We are reviewing what is being said, that DBKL premises are being sublet and we will take action.

“Tomorrow I myself will go somewhere, I won’t tell anyone about it, because I want to see it for myself tomorrow morning,” he told reporters attending the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territories Christmas open house here.

He added that foreigners who were found operating businesses while in Malaysia on student visas will have their business licences revoked.

Local broadcaster Astro Awani recently reported that African nationals were seen running businesses in Puchong, Subang Jaya and Kepong despite entering the country on student visas.

The African nationals were reportedly operating grocery stores, hair salons, laundromats and cafes. – MMO.

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