KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian passport holders can check whether they have been barred from travelling abroad via SMS beginning next month, Immigration Department director-general Datuk Mahmood Adam said.
He said the service was the first of its kind in the world and the number would be announced soon. Currently, the public could check their status from the department’s website www.imi.gov.my
, he said.
About 500,000 passport holders had been barred from travelling abroad for various offences like bankruptcy, court cases, defaulting on income tax and criminal cases, he said.
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