Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said inter-agency collaboration is necessary to solve the problem of illegal immigrants living in illegal settlements. — Picture by Miera ZulyanaSHAH ALAM, Sept 19 — Inter-agency collaboration especially involving the local authorities, is necessary to solve the problem of illegal immigrants living in illegal settlements, says Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali.
He said the issue would never be effectively resolved for as long as there was no follow-up action from the relevant departments and agencies as the offences committed by illegals were not confined to immigration law violations.
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“Whenever they see these areas (illegal immigrant settlements), the local community will ask Immigration why the local authorities have not taken any action.
“The local authorities have the power
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