01 June 2020 – Amnesty ends for illegal immigrants to be tested for COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Immigration
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Overview: The offer of “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants to come forward and get tested for Covid-19 has ended. The offer was previously made with promises that no action would be taken against illegal immigrants.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/01/with-no-takers-offer-of-health-screening-amnesty-for-illegals-ends

Type of Justification: No justification given
Evidence/Justification: No one came forward for screening despite the promise that no legal action would be taken against undocumented foreigners.