11 October 2020 – Regulations in east Sabah to stop illegal immigration

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: State
Lead People/Agency: Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Overview: New regulations are being imposed on the coastal area of east Sabah to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/09/new-regulations-imposed-for-coastal-areas-of-east-sabah-says-ismail-sabri

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Measures were taken to prevent foreigners from entering the country illegally and to stop spread of COVID-19 infections.