Back to basics for entry to Malaysia

Posted on July 16, 2008. Filed under: General Current Affairs |

Singapore’s largest circulating daily, The Straits Times, today reported that Malaysian authorities have reverted to the use of ‘white cards’ for entry into Malaysia.

Seven months ago, Malaysia announced that there was no need to fill up immigration entry cards when Singaporeans enter the country.

“A spokesman from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore did not elaborate on the reasons behind the decision, saying only that the cardless system was on a trial run and that the Malaysian government has decided that the white card is still needed.” quoted The Straits Times on 16 July 08, in an article titled Malaysia going back to white cards for visits

One would have thought that in today’s digital age, the filling up of such cards should have been rendered obsolete. Further, environment concerns creep in with the use of the cards.

But, like how other Singaporeans think and feel, this is probably a ‘no choice’ situation.

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This triggers me an idea of having the same kind of Identification Card of all people around the world. Imagine everything can be access by the card. Passport renewal is not required anymore.


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