Last year, I heard about the case of a lady who was stopped at KLIA and not allowed to board a plane for Europe. Despite having a valid passport and visas galore, she was not allowed to leave Malaysia because she was on the Immigration blacklist for not paying a student loan!
I'd never heard of such a case before. Well, maybe people don't talk about it... not exactly something you'd want others to know, right? I thought Immigration blacklists were only for terrorists and bombmakers. Obviously I don't travel much out of Malaysia.. heh heh.
I wondered if I were on this black list... coming from Sabah with rampant identity theft, it's a legitimate concern! So I went to the Immigration Dept (Counter 16) to ask. Lucky for me, I am 'safe'!
But just to make sure, I checked online as well at http://sspi2.imi.gov.my/. Yep, I'm still 'safe'. I also checked at the PTPTN website http://eform.ptptn.gov.my:8080/blacklist/login.cfm. Yep, nobody stole my identity to get a loan.
I wonder if this blacklist gives the reasons for listing anyone. Blacklist sounds so fascinating, you know... I sound like I don't have any work to do.. in actual fact, I'm under extreme stress. More stress, more blog posts!