6P Programme Extended To Aug 31 – Mahmood Adam
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20 – The Home Ministry today extended the registration period for illegal workers under the amnesty and legalisation (6P) programme to Aug 31, instead of the Aug 21 dateline that was announced earlier.
The ministry’s secretary-general Tan Sri Mahmood Adam said the decision followed the continuous response to the registration exercise from employers, foreign workers and illegals at the 6P programme registration counters which opened since Aug 1, at the Immigration offices or offices of the management companies appointed by the government to conduct registration.
Mahmood said if the government had not decided to extend the date, many may miss the opportunity to register themselves, and such a situation would defeat the objective of the whole exercise.
“We have also taken into account the initiative taken by employers to go down to their plantations situated in remote areas to register their workers who refuse to come out on their own.
“So, with the extension, employers must seize the opportunity to register all their illegal workers by Aug 31 because there will be no further extension,” he said in a statement today.
He also urged state authorities, government agencies and all community leaders at the district, mukim and village levels to find a better formula in disseminating information on the 6P programme and the legalisation process which would start in the middle of September.