Immigration raids beauty premises employing foreigners

Immigration raids beauty premises employing foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department arrested five Indonesians, including three women, for working without valid documents at a beauty shop in Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, here yesterday.

Director of the Kuala Lumpur Immigration Department Syamsul Badrin Mohshin said, those aged between 24 and 31 years old who do not have any beauty qualifications are arrested through Op Dandan by the Operational Intelligence and Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Migrant Smuggling Unit of the Enforcement Division.

He said the premises operated by local residents committed an offense under the Immigration Act and Regulations and offered facial beautification services and the installation of braces without the approval of the Ministry of Health (MOH).

“Op Dandan was made as a result of a complaint from a member of the public last February who had been a customer at the premises before experiencing complications from swelling and severe bruising on certain parts of his body.

“Intelligence found that the premises were not operating until last August after receiving a warning from the complainant and periodic monitoring also found that the premises were always closed,” he said at a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur Immigration Office, today.

Syamsul Badrin said through additional information channeled by the complainant last month, it is back operating in the same building but on a different floor and lot.

“Prior to that, the operator is believed to be offering door-to-door services at a low price of around RM100 to RM150 targeting locals and foreigners.

“As a result of the disguise, several appointments were made through the complainant’s WhatsApp and yesterday they were set before the raid,” he said.

According to him, the inspection at the new premises succeeded in confiscating equipment and equipment for facial beauty treatment by injection and the installation of braces and veneers.

“The case will be re-reviewed with the Ministry of Health for further action and the employer will be prosecuted for the offense of employing foreigners. All those arrested are housed at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot,” he said.

source – BERNAMA

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