Curtin Malaysia hosts delegation from Malaysian Immigration Department, Sarawak

Miri – 1 February 2024 – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) recently welcomed a delegation from Malaysian Immigration Department, Sarawak led by Sarawak Director of Immigration Abdul Halim Abang Naili. The visit centred around crucial discussions on student visa matters, reinforcing the commitment to facilitating a seamless experience for international students.

The other members of the delegation were Assistant Director of Immigration Yusdi Morshidi; Head of Development Mohamad Jamjuma Jaya; Head of Miri Division Immigration Department Abang Mat Noor Abang Abdul Samat; Assistant Head of Miri Division Immigration Department Mohamad Sopian Abdul Nasip;  Visa, Pass & Permit Unit Officer-in-Charge, Miri Office Dennis Linggie; Miri Expatriate Services Division (ESD) Officer Andika Tukiran; ESD Supervisor Azmee Amin; and Student Pass Unit Supervisor Yusdi Sarimi.

They were welcomed by Sarawak Minister for Transport Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin, who is Chair of Curtin Malaysia’s Management Committee; Pro Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Professor Simon Leunig; Chief Operating Officer Sharon Chong; and other members of Curtin Malaysia’s management.

The delegation engaged in insightful conversations with the Curtin Malaysia representatives, exploring avenues for streamlining visa processes to enhance the overall experience of students coming to pursue their education at the institution, Curtin University’s largest global campus and hub in ASEAN. This collaborative effort underscores the dedication to fostering positive relationships between educational institutions and the immigration authorities.

In addition to the discussions, the delegation enjoyed an informative tour of the Curtin Malaysia campus. The tour provided an opportunity for the university to showcase its state-of-the-art facilities and the conducive learning environment that it offers to its diverse student community.

Curtin Malaysia remains committed to maintaining strong partnerships with relevant government bodies, ensuring that students have the necessary support and resources to thrive in their academic pursuits.

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Abdul Halim (8th left) presenting a plaque as a souvenir to Lee while (5th-6th left) Chong, Prof Leunig, and others look on