The action by the Immigration Department in imposing nearly RM600 to apply for the Enforcement Card (E-Card) are among the factors that had stopped employers from registering undocumented workers sooner, claimed Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.
Malaysia has captured 1,035 illegal immigrants and 16 employers on the first day of the nationwide Op Mega raid.
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Mustafar said there would be no compromising with employers and illegal immigrants who were found to have no documents and that operation to hunt down these illegal immigrants would be carried out on a daily basis.
The Kedah Immigration Department received just 4,949 Enforcement Card (E-Card) applications from February until the deadline yesterday, which is less than half of the 10,000 figure that had been targeted.
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