Indonesia to make it easier for Msian students seeking visas

11-Oct-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The Indonesian government has pledged to make it easier for Malaysians pursuing their studies in the republic to apply for temporary visas.

Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail said this was the pledge given to her by Indonesian vice-President Jusuf Kalla in their meeting earlier today.

“We spoke on the issue of temporary visas for Malaysians. The problems included a lack of uniformity in the system and varying prices based on the agents.

“We raised this issue and the Indonesian government, in turn, had promised to improve the system,” she told a press conference tonight.

Dr Wan Azisah said there are around 4,000 Malaysian medical students in Indonesia.

She added that among the issues discussed in her meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo was the welfare of unregistered Indonesian children in Malaysia.

“The president raised the issue of providing educational opportunities for them, at least at primary level, so that they are better prepared when they return to Indonesia.

“We will be looking at this matter, including studying the appropriate curriculum,” she said.

On any additional aid to the victims of the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, the deputy prime minister said subsequent aid will be in the form of a rehabilitation programme through education.

“Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to announce this in more detail tomorrow,” she said.


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