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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

This is funny!

The man who will do the penultimate 'settling' I guess. For now anyway.
(My sincere apologies for posting the wrong YB's photo earlier)

Some weeks ago I posted a link to the Immigration Department's website and its FAQ page which I found rather amusing. And some of you found good laughs there as well. Today my friend, U-En pointed out something that I would have loved to have highlighted when I posted the blog.

Right at the bottom of the FAQ page is this paragraph...

"My friend from China came to Malaysia and was given a Social Pass Visit (SPV) for 30 days. (What the f*** is a social pass visit???) The problem is she has overstayed. I don't know what to do. Please help."

Okay, that's the question. And now the official answer from the Immigration Department of Malaysia...

"Chinese citizens are allowed to stay for 30 days only with the Social Pass Visit. For Chinese citizens who are given the Business Pass Visit, the duration of stay in Malaysia is only 30 days. (So there is absolutely NO difference between a Social Pass Visit and a Business Pass visit la.)Please come to the Enforcement Division, Immigration Department Malaysia to settle the matter."(Italics and highlights are mine)

Funny? Read the last 4 words in the paragraph aloud. Sooooooooooooo Malaysian, right?

NIAMAH!!!

19 comments:

Hamba said...

Yes, come and meet the immigration officer and bring along some agongs. It's not bribe but to facilitate the processing the officer need some incentive to work fast and efficient. Everything can settle one...

malaysian justice said...

So blatant! Might as well just say bribe us to settle the matter!

NIAMAH!

malaysian justice said...

So blatant! Might as well just say bribe us to settle the matter!

NIAMAH!

Anonymous said...

What the shit is wrong with you Patrick?

Social Pass Visit is 30 days. Business Pass Visit is 30 days. Plain and simple English. Even a Chinese from China understands. Business is when you enter for the sole purpose of making money. Social Pass is when you visit for social activities and spends money.

"To settle the matter" is correct english in that context ..

You thick up there or what?

Niamah to You.

CK said...

i guess we use the SETTLE word so often when being issued summons and it becomes a habit now

Anonymous said...

Anon 8.59pm is actually the employee from Immigration Dept who prepared the Q&A text, hence his tirade..niamah you back la brader!
;-D

Anonymous said...

ah, la ni nak SETTLE macam mana? ni nak buka saman ni.. kalau bukak sman kena bayar XXX..

hj jamaludin said...

Bismilah Hir Rahman Nir Rahim
Chinese citizens are allowed to stay for 30 days only with the Social Pass Visit. For Chinese citizens who are given the Business Pass Visit, the duration of stay in Malaysia is only 30 days. (So there is absolutely NO difference between a Social Pass Visit and a Business Pass visit la
Funny la serupa e2 cerita "TEN TEN TEN ,TEN TEN TEN , TEN TEN TEN. da Between Niamah n Harith , asking autograph . Ha Ha Ha

Tiger said...

Why can't they just say,"resolve the issue"?
Everything must "settle".

ycg said...

* credit card, cheque & IOU not accepted. please bring enough cash. kindly quote 'settle the matter' to the officer at the front desk and proceed to mamak stall downstairs and wait for 10 mins for our Special Settling Officer.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend trying to get a working permit for an expatriate professional. Went to Immingration department but never succeed despite several applications and attaching different supporting documents after repeated rejections. Finally went through a runner. Got it done within a day.

michael said...

It's again the magic word "selesai."

It's a word that would bring a twinkle to the eyes and a smile to the face of many police officers and government servants.

Anonymous said...

Aiyah !

Don't tell me you guys and gals have culture shock ???

" That's the way, aha ! aha ! I like it ! - sounds familiar !

Anonymous said...

'we can help u one but u must help us oso, ok !? '

落叶满孤城 said...

Hi Pat,

For your information,
Singapore dun call Social Pass Visit,
They call ""Social Visit Pass.""

SVP sound more propoer right???

Ha..ha

Malaysia Bolehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Shamsul Yunos said...

Hey patrick,

in your effort to be funny you've just shown how bent you are on making the Government look bad.

Many countries issue social visit visa or pass and business visit pass or visa.

The number of days you can stay may be the same but what you can do in the country is very different.

Foreigners, in any country are typically not allowed to work or earn a living, if you intend to ocme as a tourist or visiting family then it is a social visit pass

whereas if you are here negotiating a deal, covering an event as a jounalist or in any way earning a living, then it is a business pass

and what is so wrong to about coming down to the office to settle the matter, unless of course you want to systematically tear down respect for authority by insinuating to all your readers that EVERYONE in the immigration department is guilty of bribery and corruption

not very funny

but NIAMAH right back at you

Trashed said...

Shamsul Yunos said "what is so wrong to about coming down to the office to settle the matter".

I don't think the insinuation was that EVERYONE in the immigration dept is guilty of bribery and/or corruption. I found the answer given in the website's FAQ in that particular situation to be funny because :

a) the "person" had admitted that he/she had overstayed
b) hence, there has been a violation of the laws of Malaysia
c) The offence has been committed
d) What is there to "settle" ?
e) There may be fines and procedures that need to be followed when such an offence is committed.
f) in most cases, deportation is the requisite action

Thus, I think the correct answer is to "come to the Enforcement Division, etc" to report the offence. Only after the overstaying visitor has reported to the the Enforcement Division, can it be ascertained if there is any fine to be paid or deportation order issued.

Schematically,
overstayed 30 day limit ---> report to Enforcement Div ---> case recorded and notation made in entry record in database ---> if a fine is to be paid, payment to be made (in court ?) ---> deportation ?

Shamsul Yunos said...

Trashed

you guys are making fun of someone's choice of words, that is what is despicable

so if someone is reproted, they are deported or not - if it is foudn they have a valid reason for overstaying. like they had an accident and been in a coma for the last three weeks or whatever and or detained by Along or whatever and granted extension because they did not get a chance to meet with family they intended to visit

whatever the outcome it is 'settled'

but you guys think it is funny to take potshots at someone's english,

why patrick and your english so perfect one ah???

How's you Bahasa?

Hows your Mandarin?

how's your Cantonese?

How's your arabic?

How's your Tamil

All I am saying is don't be so small minded and pick on a word to hantam someone or a whole government Department

I will bet with you that you won't fid it so funny if someone makes fun of your shortcomings, whatever they may be, in public

Anonymous said...

Actually in practice, the "social pass" and "business pass" become the same lah. Even "student pass" also becomes the same lah. All these visas become "illegal worker" visas. Talk to any GRO in the pub or KTV and some will tel you they are on student visa, some are on social visa, while maybe the chef may be on business visa. All same same.

Nuffnang